Today, I leave my perch at the Brasscock and head town-wards to comment on an incident that ‘got my gander up’. We are all painfully aware of the fragility of our economy generally but today I speak in particular of the fragility of city-centre retailing. For that sector to survive, never mind thrive, they need our support to encourage shoppers into the city to do business. It can be depressing to note the increasing number of retail outlets which have ceased trading in the city. The last thing we want/need are disincentives to doing you business in town.