Oh let's not be to hasty,now @john.
Poor old mendip needs the lovely council tax's per house to pay for the un-needed new council office block in shepton.
Poor souls,nice to see we get great value for our council tax--NOT
Nice big retail parks like "shires"is what Frome needs.
@John. If there was no supply or demand for goods there wouldn't be so many charity shops. They offer a lot for the impoverish and vulnerable in our community, and in the absence of a rate paying small business they fill what would otherwise be an empty void.
Remove charity shops and the true scale of the demise in Frome would be self evident.
The old tax office at Vallis upstairs is STILL empty,they have had it on rightmove unable to shift it.
Could easily get a least 4 snooker tables,pool tables in there,plus some dart boards,table tennis (Frome does not have a table tennis club),a NON alcohol bar would also be good,soft drinks only.
Even a spectator area as it is so big.