A recent article on Tortoise media has shown that Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are amongst the top ten town centers worst hit by the Coronavirus crisis in terms of retail sales. The data has been supplied by the banks who have measured credit/debit card activity over this period. Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are the 5th worst effected town in the UK!!!
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If you can’t read it then here is the chart which shows the worst hit towns in the UK.
The three columns are Total drop - Food only drop - Nonfood drop
So we need to be asking those that can respond to this challenge what their plans are to counter this disastrous drop in economic activity. The Town Council needs to work with the District and County councils now to devise a plan for the post lockdown period.
We need to lobby Anthony Mangnall MP to help us recover from this shock to our economy and hopefully we can support this with a planned survey on how the crisis has effected your own business in Dartmouth.