Location& Shopping facilties
- Shrewsbury is located in the county of Shropshire (formerly Salop), in central England, close to the Welsh border.
- Telford is 25km away
- Two linked shopping centres: Pride Hill and Darwin
- In the Sundrome(reatail park) there are major stores e.g. tescos, homebase
- Five main shopping centres
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- Shrewsbury has avoided being called a 'clone town' by keeping individual shops as well as major shops
- During the 2008/9 recession independant shops suffered.
- There is an ongoing debate about whether to expand surburbun retail= meeting the needs of the consumers.
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What are they doing about it?
- The planners don't want to damage Shrewsbury as a town so they are helping develop independent shops if they want to stay in the town centre.
- A business called ' All little shops' are working with small shops to increase trade, for example they can set up a web page so they can do online trade too.
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