We visit North Street in south Bristol to ask independent traders how business is

High energy bills and shoppers spending less is causing some shops to change the way they operate

North Street in Bedminster is vibrant, picturesque and championed by a roster of independent businesses ranging from delis and cafes to plant shops and the Tobacco Factory.

But to what extent has the ongoing economic situation and cost of living impacted traders at North Street?

We talked to 11 traders to see how business is going and the impacts the cost of living crisis and high energy bills have had. Here’s what we found:

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