Medway Council assures Rainham resident it is investing in town centres ahead of Wilko loss

A council has assured shoppers their precinct will remain “vibrant” after Wilko, the anchor store, fell into administration. Visitors to Rainham Shopping Centre are worried there would be “nothing left” at the precinct without the discount chain but Medway Council says it will continue to invest in its town centres despite the “disappointing” news. In January, researchers found that footfall in Rainham hadincreased by a staggering 93% between 2019 and 2022 after Covid. Trent Straine-Francis, who co-runs Nutmegs Patisserie in Rainham High Street, told KentOnline at the time the trend of people …

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