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Stafford shops closing - Turning into a ghost town?

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

  1. c0tt0nt0p

    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    I generally print off the postage at home (even for cards etc) and use letterboxes or parcelboxes
     
  2. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    I remember one occasion some years ago when he refused to issue me a tax disc because the MOT was going to run out at midnight that day, no amount of arguing that the criteria for a current MOT had been satisfied would get him to budge. Town post office issued without any problem.
     
  3. Wormella

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    Sometimes you need to use the bigger post office - i was turned away from posting a parcel at Wolverhampton Rd Post Office as it was 'too big' and was told only the WH Smiths one would take it.

    Hopefully the reduced hours are only temporary - not opening at all on a Saturday will be a bit of a pain, especially as it's also a Bureau de Change

    In case you were wondering the current opening hours for the WHSmiths post office is:

    Opening times

    Mon 09:00-17:30
    Tue 09:00-17:30
    Wed 09:00-17:30
    Thu 09:00-15:00
    Fri 09:00-15:00
    Sat Closed
    Sun Closed

    https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/3852385/stafford
     
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  4. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I found him extremely helpful & nice when my driving licence had run out (stroppy post master on Stone Rd had refused to give me my parcel as my picture licence was out of date).... Most helpfull
     
  5. Chillybean

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    Have to agree with @littleme, always found him polite and very helpful regarding passport/visa photos and other less run off the mill postie stuff.
     
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  6. bunique

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    Post office was displaying some opening hours for Saturday - I wonder if it’s a temp change because staff are isolating?
     
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  7. Tumble weed

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    Looks like the hotel plan has fell through that was going to be where the old new look , gym and brighthouse used to be.

    However, it also looks like the sites been compulsory purchased by the council now instead.
     
  8. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    I could never see how a hotel would work there. If it has been purchased by one of the councils, I wonder what they plan to do with it?
     
  9. Lucy

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    Widen the road maybe?
     
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  10. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Very unlikely as Chell Road will soon be banned to cars and the Falklands Island will hardly need widening after that.

    Mind you we are talking about SBC or SCC so who knows what depths of stupidity they are capable of plummeting to if they're not thinking about redeveloping the north end of the town centre.
     
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  11. Tumble weed

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    I can't be the only one who was disappointed with the old RBS becoming an extension of the council...
     
  12. Cue

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    So they spent a fortune on Staffordshire Place only to need to use an old building next door anyway?
     
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  13. joshua

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    Hmm, now they own the whole block, sell it to further the plan of "moving" the town center southwards ?
     
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  14. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Think ones SCC though, and one's SBC.
     
  15. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Staffordshire Place/Faulty Towers/Scaffoldshire Place is SCC. The Civic Centre is SBC.
     
  16. bunique

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    It’s going to be a new hub - job centre and I assume some other stuff
     
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  17. joshua

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    So whats happening to the old job center behind st chads ?
     
  18. bunique

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    Pass. I thought that building had been earmarked as a premier inn once upon a time but in post-covid era, who knows
     
  19. Cue

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    I thought they had a building each in Staffordshire Place?
     
  20. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Nope. SCC own both Faulty Towers buildings.
     

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