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I have just been informed that the charity shop oposite the Coop, has been told that they can no longer sell their bric-a-brac outside of the shop. That also means they can no longer sell fruit, veg and flowers there either.
The fruit,veg and flowers was supplied from one charity to another, it helped both.
The person responsible for this is a person that has a holiday flat above the charity shop, and visits Dawlish about twice a year.
WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO INTERFERE
As with everything there are rules and regulations just because it's a charity shop doesn't mean they can flaunt the regulations. Personally i would love to see all the charity shops close down and real businesses move in. Take the selling of flowers, we have a perfectly good flower shop in the Strand, so by selling flowers they are taking away customers from the flower shop - who by the way pay full business rates and wages.
Just a little info on charity shops. Sir Nick Young CEO of the Red Cross is paid £184,000 per year, Lauretta Minghella CEO Christian Aid £123,00 per year the Ceo of Oxfam £119,000 per year that doesnt look like charity to me.
CEO's salaries of these charities need to brought in line with other large organisations i.e. BBC, etc. Well under paid by current standards I would say.
Leatash you are very mean spiritied. If it wasn't for charity shops the town woud die, shops can't make a living here. What about the church on the strand who serves cheap meals and coffees, that's taking away from businesses. If you want to pray you have to go in the porch, talk about money lenders in the temple.
So a single mother goes into the Red Cross Shop to clothe her children as she is on minimum wage and is finding it hard to make ends meat and hands over her hard earned cash to keep the CEO who earns £184,000 per year in ther lap of luxury thats mean spirited.
If anything the BBC needs to rein in the vast executive salaries it pays. The figures in this list are mind boggling:
And, of course, this is in addition to the huge salaries awarded to the "talent" which were recently made public.
That is a spurious argument Leatash, Without charity shops that single mother couldn't afford to buy clothes for her children.
Thats not strictly correct before charity shops folk handed down there clothes when i was a kid most of my clothes and shoes were hand me downs at no cost may i add, i remember my mother sorting clothes and saying Mary might like that or that may fit Tommy's kids. Now with the spread of charity shops no one considers Tommy's kids they just throw them in a bin bag and leave them outside the charity shop so Sir Nick Young can buy suits from Saville Row.
People giving whatever they like to charity shops, is a different issue from the CEO's taking too much out of the pot. Why doesn't someone on here that has an issue with the CEO's of charities, take it up with them.
It must be ok, otherwise I am sure the goverment (your governmen) twould have stepped in long ago. Footballers get too much in my opnion, but no one is doing anything about that so it must be acceptable.
Every CEO gets too much look at Phillip Green And people do hand down clothes, if you're lucky enough to know anyone with children. All CEOs are overpaid look at Phillip Green the point is the charity gets money.
Life isn't fair I learnt that at an early age.