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Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Goldstyle Limousines, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Staff were on furlough but found alternative employment during lockdown. They mostly still work nights , but most went Screwfix and are more comfortable with the rotating work system they have.

    I do agree with the social side, so trying to hire enough staff to give the flexibility of having at least on weekend off a month.
     
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  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I did 6 years there on and off, if my fiancee wasn't there too I'd never have lasted so long. We only got a weekend off if it was booked as holiday!
     
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    I was a regular at the colleseum in my younger days, so I suspect you probably served me a drink or two.

    Glad to see it reopening, as well as many other venues.
     
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    I went to the Guildhall today. I had to leave fairly sharpish because I was getting angry by the shocking state of the place. The new owners have made a rubbish shopping centre even worse. I genuinely didn't think that was possible. I hoped they would actually improve the place!
     
  5. EasMid

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    I went in the guildhall yesterday for the first time in probably 6 weeks. Even after seeing all the recent comments on here I was shocked at the state of the place. With that & the number of empty shops around the centre & side streets there doesn’t seem to be much of a future for our county town.
     
  6. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    I walked to town today and W.H.Smith was closed. Sign on doors saying 'Temporary Closure' ...

    Whole town seemed scruffy and parts looking derelict . Market Square was being worked on I assume for the Iron-man.

    Work was going on at the premises which used to be Royal Bank if Scotland ( opposite Nationwide).

    I just stocked up with books at PDSA ( thanks for heads up on the 50p books @Lucy ) and walked home again.
     
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    Someone has posted on STAG Facebook group that Poundland closes on the 23rd August.
     
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    Staffs1992 A few posts under my belt

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    A bit of good news, I think the thread needs it

    The Gatehouse re-opened today (well box office and cafe) they've done a lovely job and was good to see it pretty busy at lunch time today.
     
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    This is the closing thread lol ;)
     
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    A bit of good news, there's also an opening thread :)
     
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    White Rose wedding dress shop closing down.
     
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    I went to Poundland this morning and the cashier was telling the customer in front of me that they were closing on 23rd August. The customer asked if they were re locating elsewhere in Stafford and the cashier said No.
    I also needed to go to the Post Office in WH Smith , I entered the shop only to see a notice at the bottom of the stairs that new post office opening hours meant it was closed on a Saturday! and on further reading it was only open a few days in the week . I had to change my plans and visit a local Post office on the way home instead.
     
  17. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Always better to support a local post office anyway.
     
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    They've been cutting back the hours for ages, for a town centre post office, it verges on pathetic.
     
  19. gon2seed

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    Have been using PO at Rising Brook shops for years! Proved itself much better than others; bloke in charge, not the most cheerful, but he is knowledgeable and helpful; and I think that is far more important.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I know a lot of people think he is very grumpy but I have to say I've never had a problem with him at all and witnessed him being extremely patient with his more senior clientele on many occasions. RB is the only post office I use now.
     
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