Ask anyone what Thorpe Bay Broadway is and they will immediately tell you that it’s a very pleasant row of shops in the heart of Thorpe Bay. In truth “The Broadway” in Thorpe Bay is a long road that begins at Thorpe Bay railway station and runs in a straight line to the sea front.
However the row of shops in The Broadway has managed to create its own brand over time; Thorpe Bay Broadway.
Our beloved Thorpe Bay Broadway has managed to buck the seemingly unstoppable trend of retail decline thanks to the local residents who continue to support it, and of course the many unsung heroes tirelessly working for the community in our shops and businesses, supplying us with the products and services we need and want.
A healthy Broadway acts as a focal point for our community, helps to keep us safe and supports the investment made by each resident in their property. Plus of course, giving shoppers what they need as and when they need it; from a cup of coffee to a cruise around the world, our Broadway has a lot more than you may imagine.
Who is behind this website and why?
Simply put, this website is a community collaboration of shops, businesses and clubs that have decided to work together to promote Thorpe Bay Broadway. Our aim is to create a sustainable group of shops and businesses that continue to serve the people who use it.
This is a true “not for Profit” collaboration – there is no paid for advertising and every shop and business enjoys equal prominence.
So how does the website work financially?
Each business is simply asked to make a voluntary monthly contribution of £10 towards meeting the costs of maintenance, content updates, and the hosting of the website. If a shop or business does not want to contribute, that’s disappointing, but OK. No one gets excluded over money. Businesses that do help out have a rosette attached to their listing as a thankyou and recognition for their help.
Our Broadway is a jewel in the crown of Thorpe Bay. As residents and business owners, lets work together to keep it that way.