Love Your High Street: How Harrogate independents play vital role in town’s retail mix

The businesses of Westminster Arcade  including (back row, left to right) Sarahann McMeekin, Graham Dixon, Georgia Duffy, Chris Batley, Carrie and Tony Wilkinson and Judy Robson. Front are Lucy Teraoka and Georgia Eadington.
The businesses of Westminster Arcade including (back row, left to right) Sarahann McMeekin, Graham Dixon, Georgia Duffy, Chris Batley, Carrie and Tony Wilkinson and Judy Robson. Front are Lucy Teraoka and Georgia Eadington.

The architecturally stunning Westminster Arcade is home to an entirely independent community of businesses, all with a simple message for customers - ‘think before you buy’ and help the unique retail draw of Harrogate to survive.

By Alexander Beard