Friday 22 January 2010 10.42am
I wish we could attract more businesses like this to set up in the area. One of my major gripes about the council is they believe tarting up an area will make people visit more, which simply isn't the case. If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
The council should have a section (not the awful properties department) that is responsible for developing the area with niche shops like Bermondsey Fayre
, this will attract people. The more people come to shop the more niche businesses will set up in the area which will attract more shoppers.