Shoppers have backed calls for government investment in North End.
There was general approval among those to whom we talked to today for the £1m cash aid suggested by a leading city councillor to Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt.
Sylvia Brown, of North End, said: ‘I am very upset about shops closing. I usually come here every day.
‘I would like to see another supermarket, we really need another one.
‘A million pound would be really good as it would bring more shops to the area. It would bring different shops.
‘I know it’s nice to have all these charity shops but the whole street is nearly all charity shops.’
Roger Williams, 74, of North End, welcomed the one million pound suggestion.
He said: ‘I’d like to see free parking which is easily accessible for more people.
‘The investment would undoubtedly encourage more businesses to open along the high street.’