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Shop Hartlepool: Why town centre marketing campaigns are good for places, businesses and shoppers

It goes without saying that Covid has been an immense challenge for pretty much everyone – whether because of the disruption to businesses, or on a personal and human level. It can be hard to draw positives out of such a difficult time, but one side-effect of the pandemic, as I’ve noted before, has been a renewed emphasis on, and appetite for, shopping independent and…

Market Hall retailers Colin Priestley from Haberdashery Heaven and Daisy Fowler from Daisy Lady Crafts

Chester-le-Street shopping arcade caps year of progress with late-night Christmas opening

A Chester-le-Street shopping arcade is inviting shoppers to visit every Thursday evening until Christmas, and to see all the recent positive changes.

Chester-le-Street town centre in 2014. Photograph by Graham Soult

2014 report on shop vacancies in Chester-le-Street

In February 2014, we investigated the rate of shop vacancies in Chester-le-Street, and proposed actions for improvement. Three years on, what has changed?

Inside Daisy Lady Crafts and Wonkee Donkee Collectables in Chester-le-Street Front Street

Shop Chester-le-Street campaign – promotion of Chester-le-Street town centre

A landlord who owns commercial property throughout Chester-le-Street town centre is engaging to promote and work with his retail tenants.