Sittingbourne named one of the most resilient towns in England
Sittingbourne in Kent has been named the third most resilient town in England. According to a survey by London-based retail consultancy CWM, Sittingbourne is doing well to bounce back amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sittingbourne has scored highly in the survey because of the number of professionals living nearby and the fact that the town features many ‘essential shops’ such as supermarkets, which have all performed well during the numerous national lockdowns. The survey took place across 222 towns with Yate near Bristol claiming top spot, followed by Spalding in Lincolnshire.
This is welcome news for residents in Sittingbourne, after news that many retail establishments across the country report their worst year on record. More than 16,000 stores in the UK have closed, including many big brand shops like John Lewis Home stores. With increasing numbers of people working from home and a good selection of essential shops, it is no wonder that Sittingbourne is high in the hopes for strong economic recovery over the coming years.
The best of both worlds
With home working becoming more common despite lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, we hope that the Sittingbourne economy will continue to go from strength to strength over the coming months.
If you are considering moving out of London or another urban area, we believe that Sittingbourne offers the best of both worlds. There’s a good choice of schools and we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, we’ve got excellent transport links to London and we’re less than an hour from Dover if you fancy a trip to France (restrictions allowing of course!). The easy access to London along with access to stunning Kent countryside makes it a fantastic place to live.
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