Consett has always been a town with a strong entrepreneurial essence with many people striking out on their own in their specific fields. The same can be said for Consett high Consett Traders Associationstreet as many of the businesses are locally owned companies looking to provide the people of Consett with great service and an excellent shopping experience which can’t be found anywhere else in the North East. With the imminent arrival of the new retail park and the 24 hour Tesco store opening around Genesis Way many local traders are looking to keep people shopping in the high street.

With over 60 members now involved, the new Consett Traders Association is looking to help regenerate the life which was once a normal part of Middle Street. One of the main issues which the group are looking to tackle is the parking problem which has plagued Consett town centre for too long. This is only one plan to try and help increase the number of people coming into the town centre.

Another way which the Consett Traders Association is looking to help redevelop Consett is by brightening up Middle Street to create a vibrant town centre where events and shows could be held to help stimulate the local economy by getting people into the town to shop at local businesses. The association is looking at a number of different ways to help bring Consett back to its best.

Consett is such a unique place with a vibrant population who are passionate about what they do. It’s great to see local businesses and trades-people getting together to try and tackle this issues which matter most to the people of the town.

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Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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