SO Beales look like following Marks to shut down in Bournemouth. So what are the council doing to do to help with their high business rates? Nothing.

Soon the centre will be a ghost town. Next it will be House of Fraser, then Debenhams, and who can fill these large shops? If Marks is anything to go by, nobody, so the council would rather see empty shops than help in some way.

It should be doing all it can to attract customers to the town before it is too late.


Anchor Road, Bournemouth