Worst shopping

Oxford is one of the worst places to shop in the UK, a new survey says, and is unlikely to improve. The survey of 30 towns and cities placed Oxford 28th in overall retail performance and 26th in terms of its future prospects.Poor parking, street layout, lack of cleanliness, and the aesthetics of retail buildings were blamed. The results seemed to confirm the findings of a Radio 4 poll that previously named Cornmarket as the second worst street in the UK. Repaving work that has so far cost £2.2m is restarting following a break over the Christmas period.
Archive: 0th week HT 2004