Bravehart has been on tour again, looking at Fleet High Street. He couldn’t believe how many empty shops there were and how many vacant and derelict offices.
The nature of shopping is changing as more and more of us shop on-line and from our mobile phones. The nature of our high streets needs to change to become centres for social activity and nightlife. Surely it would be better to re-generate a lot of these brownfield sites and replace them with affordable apartments to bring more young and old people to the town centre without the need for more traffic, rather than building a new town that will concrete over our green fields.
The We Heart Hart campaign says we need a new vision for Hart District and some joined up thinking.