In High Street the charity shop Oxfam closed down last Saturday (29th May 2010) after many years on a corner of Russell Road. At the time of writing I am not aware of the reasons, and they may be local reasons.
To make a broad and general point I’ve noticed that some of the bigger charities have been creaming off the best of their donations for disposal in other ways such as via eBay, leaving only dreck in their shops.
A new business named BrightHouse will be opening soon in a unit long occupied by Clarks Shoes in White Rose Centre. BrightHouse is a weekly payments store. For further information, please click here to see the company’s web site: http://www.brighthouse.co.uk/