I lived in Daventry for 20 years up to 2010. On a return visit last week I was shocked at the number of town centre businesses lost in the past three years.
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Clearly a lack of customer support, inflexible landlords and high business rates have all combined to push them out of business. The sight of increased graffiti and scruffy roadsides made me wonder what the town is doing to encourage new businesses to Daventry. I am one former resident who is not tempted to return.