Long live the internet lol
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).
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.
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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.
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.
Police are concerned for the welfare for two Devon teenagers, who have been missing since Monday. Ellie Turpin, 16, from Newton Abbot, was last seen at around 5pm in the Heathfield area. And 17-year-old James Jordan was reported to police as missing from Starcross. He was last seen at around 4pm yesterday at Dawlish train station where he was going to Ivybridge. The two are not connected ...
Just imagine how this country's balance of payments might benefit if we could just but export all this excess rainwater of ours to more arid climes.