COMPARED to all the UK regions the East of England is bucking the trend when it comes to high streets.
In Manningtree businesses are continuing buck the trend despite a difficult time over Easter.
Jenine Collier, Manningtree Business Chamber boss and owner of Creatively Crafty, said everything was doing well at the moment.
She said: “We have a couple of businesses coming and going – but everything is ticking along nicely."
She added: “With my shop Creatively Crafty we have worked very hard on our pricing, customer service and things like how items are gift wrapped.
“It is just putting a little bit more effort in than normal.”