NORTHWICH has failed as we have a council of elected members with zero commercial experience who were naive enough, at a time when the high street is in terminal decline across the nation, to think that ploughing an obscene amount of cash in to a new shopping centre would somehow instantly attract top class brands.

That money could have been far more effectively spent in revamping the existing shopping centre, marketing, redevelopment etc.

We are now stuck with a huge, empty white elephant at a time when major high street brands are failing each week. We got here from pure ignorance, arrogance and inexperience.

We shouldn’t be compared with Altrincham. Faced with a similar problem they were smart enough to look carefully at the problem and repurpose their town centre rather than just throw good money after bad.

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