It is a common complaint about Crofton Park that while the area has many good points there is a sad lack of variety in our local shops.
We could use some more community facilities, places to go where the focus is not simply on the alcohol and more diverse, locally owned businesses. It’s important for our community that we are able to shop local for our essential needs, and that we have a good range of facilities, all within walking distance of home. Local shops provide vital social glue that chain stores or town centres cannot offer.
Following a campaign, by Greens and local residents, Crofton Park is soon to benefit from a town centre manager who can support existing small businesses and encourage new ones.
Many residents tell us that they really value the independent places in the area that help give this community its unique character.