Swindon when one door shuts another door opens…….

Well, this post just reflects what I believe to be true in life in general.

Today a new store opened in Swindon Town Centre. Peacocks the clothing retailer opened up a new store. Nice and clean and warm, with plenty of stock and nice staff. Whilst only a few doors down HMV is closing down, selling off all of it’s stock at hugely discounted prices. What a shame for not just the staff that work there but for Swindon Town.

I believe in progress and new technology and the internet etc but I also do not want to see the High Street become a ghost town and I will support it as much as I can. However what I do believe in is:-

When one door shuts another one opens …..

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Swindon GMB Protest at High Street Store Next

There was a protest today (Monday 12th Dec) outside of the High Street Store NEXT.
It was held by the Swindon Branch of The GMB Trades Union. They were protesting about the fact that NEXT have posted profits of 640 million whilst allegedly paying some of their staff well below minimum wage at £4.40
Whilst small it did attract quite a lot of interest and many people stopped to take leaflets and find out what it was all about.