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flo
flo
17 Apr 2018 17:40
Cassandra
Cassandra
17 Apr 2018 20:50

So much for the pledge never to close the last bank in town. The concept of service to the public is totally alien to banks now. Even service to other businesses has gone down the toilet. All they think about is ways to save money and pay vast bonuses to themselves.

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Calamari
Calamari
18 Apr 2018 06:14

Another nail in the coffin for Dawlish?

 

Still, with the Cycle Path and the new(?) playpark on the lawn, Dawlish will be packed with visitors coming from hundreds of miles around.

Lynne
Lynne
18 Apr 2018 07:07

All the more reason for there to be something else in the town centre that will attract visitors to it. And I totally agree that a playpark on the lawn will not be the answer. 

Dawlish town centre now needs a unique selling point more than ever. Look to what Flo has suggested on another thread. 

 

I wonder what will replace the bank in that building? Perhaps it could become that drop in moaning centre that DM has suggested and it could be renamed Victor Meldrew house. Well, it would be unique and would generate lots of publicity would it not?

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flo
flo
18 Apr 2018 10:41

I wonder what businesses will do.  Do places like Harrisons go to the bank to cash up or doesn't it work like that anymore?

majorp
majorp
18 Apr 2018 13:22

To me, this is old news. I was told before Xmas what was going to happen, but I promised I would not leak it. But it is nice to know my contact was right.

 

Flo, Securicor provide a secure money collection service. Coop, Harrisons, Lloyds, The cafe under the station to name but a few.

Did you know that one of these collection services, collect money from parking meters in Exeter, and Exeter collect money from parking meters in Teignbridge and a few other districts.  

majorp
majorp
18 Apr 2018 13:28

I forgot to say," I do all my banking on line as do many others" Less customers on foot is the reason for many closures for all busineses.

The billionaires of this world started it and it will continue. If there was no internet, we would not be talking to each other on this site.

Lynne
Lynne
18 Apr 2018 14:10

So might all this online banking and shopping be aiding and abetting the demise of town centres? More than likely I think.  And if that is the way of things now (which it seems it is) then I think it is pretty obvious why town centres aren't as vibrant as they used to be. (online shopping along with out of town supermarkets and shopping areas that provide free parking).

 

DC24601
DC24601
18 Apr 2018 15:11

Long live the internet lol

majorp
majorp
18 Apr 2018 15:14

Taking a broader outlook on what might happen-I don,t know, But it doesn't look very good.

I have been told that many cafe's are closing in Exeter, could the same soon be happening in places like Dawlish.

What attracts people to Exeter now? Add the price of a parking ticket to your shopping and it becomes quite an expensive place to shop. Places like Primark are doing well but the likes of M&S, Next, or Debenhams who sell clothes - not so well.

You must all remember the only clothes shop in the Brunswick -gone now and nothing has taken it's place.

majorp
majorp
19 Apr 2018 14:27

Debenhams profits slump by a hefty 84%

TheObserver
TheObserver
19 Apr 2018 14:32

@majorp? why has nothing taken the place of the clothes shop in the brunswick? looks like a nice little shop there to me!

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