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Cllr "miffed" at Risborough criticism
A TOWN councillor said he was "miffed" at an email which said Princes Risborough should have more shops and better parking.
Cllr Alan Turner said at Tuesday night's Princes Risborough Town Council meeting he was annoyed that the letter to the council put down Risborough, when in fact it is doing well.
He said there are now only five vacant premises in the town, which includes the office space by the market square.
Cllr Turner added: "If they ever visit the town I don't know. And with parking- we always say what we are trying to do.
"The email suggest we are not doing anything. I am flabbergasted."
The town council did not read out who sent the email.
It was pointed out that the town council do not have any say on which shops come to the town and parking is under Wycombe District Council's jurisdiction.
Cllr Bill Bendyshe-Brown said the Risborough Area Partnership is working to speak to the owners of the empty shops to see what their plans are.
He added that with Birtchnells they thought Italian restaurant, Ask, was being put forward but it was actually being put forward by the owner and now no-one seems interested.
He said there does seem to be a degree of buoyancy in the town and the Risborough Rewards card system has 1,500 users, which encourages people to shop in the town.
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