Dr Shengke Zhi is proud of Altrincham going from ghost town 2010 to go-to town 2018. But Shengke is concerned that, if the Council fails to take action, Altrincham could once again have the worst shop vacancy rate in the UK with more than 30% of stores lying empty as it was in 2010.
Shopkeepers say 2 hours free parking daily would help boost trade. Shengke will campaign for that support. Free parking for 2 hours a day will encourage shoppers to visit Altrincham high streets and enjoy the town centre whilst supporting small businesses and helping revive the local economy.