Charity Shop Opening

First published in Letters

AFTER reading about Terry Matthews opening a charity shop in Newport, I see we are now being rewarded by the Ryder Cup investment by Oxfam and other charities. Change Commercial Street to Oxfam Boulevard. Newport city councillors should hire a coach and spend the day visiting Cwmbran, Cardiff and Swansea and then say to themselves: “We are the ‘in’ city. We have done a great job in this great city.” I don’t think Terry Matthews will be advertising this shop in the Celtic Manor.

David Payne, Macauley Gardens, Newport

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4:23pm Wed 21 Nov 12

pinpong says...

Yet another charity shop is bad for newport. Laura Buchanon has flooded the area with them. The handpost is like rag tag walk with at least three charity shops and a we buy your clothes place.Now we have bigger ones opening in the city centre. Come on Newport council do something about this. Stop these shops taking over they give a bad image of newport.
Someone already said we shold be the charity shop city what a terrible thing to be called.
Yet another charity shop is bad for newport. Laura Buchanon has flooded the area with them. The handpost is like rag tag walk with at least three charity shops and a we buy your clothes place.Now we have bigger ones opening in the city centre. Come on Newport council do something about this. Stop these shops taking over they give a bad image of newport. Someone already said we shold be the charity shop city what a terrible thing to be called. pinpong
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7:46am Fri 23 Nov 12

Dixie Smith says...

Terry Matthew must be laughing is socks off at Newport City Council. He got the Ryder Cup and all the necessary infrastructure it needed paid for and what did Newport get ..... a charity shop
Terry Matthew must be laughing is socks off at Newport City Council. He got the Ryder Cup and all the necessary infrastructure it needed paid for and what did Newport get ..... a charity shop Dixie Smith
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10:45am Fri 23 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

The council when it was proven that Newport did not benefit during the event changed tack and started waffling on about long term benefits again that has proved to be pure fiction. So we have had Newport Council& the Assembly throw Millions of pounds of tax payers’ money down the drain. Money that we could ill afford to waste.
Now we have the future of Newport city centre under attack from heavily subsidised charity shops which Newport Council seem keen to encourage.
The council when it was proven that Newport did not benefit during the event changed tack and started waffling on about long term benefits again that has proved to be pure fiction. So we have had Newport Council& the Assembly throw Millions of pounds of tax payers’ money down the drain. Money that we could ill afford to waste. Now we have the future of Newport city centre under attack from heavily subsidised charity shops which Newport Council seem keen to encourage. Bobevans
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4:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Mervyn James says...

Total dismay at the Newport breeding ground of charity shops. Every time variety and long established business's give up the ghost here, charities move in, a complete distaste. Perhaps the ultimate response is opening ANOTHER charity shop dedicated to raising funds to improve Newport's image.... They could use Clytha nothing happens there.
Total dismay at the Newport breeding ground of charity shops. Every time variety and long established business's give up the ghost here, charities move in, a complete distaste. Perhaps the ultimate response is opening ANOTHER charity shop dedicated to raising funds to improve Newport's image.... They could use Clytha nothing happens there. Mervyn James
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10:01pm Fri 23 Nov 12

chris2727 says...

i see the boss of newport unlimited has now changed how many directors and deputy directors on 100k plus salaries does it take to run this ridiculous hovel of a town
i see the boss of newport unlimited has now changed how many directors and deputy directors on 100k plus salaries does it take to run this ridiculous hovel of a town chris2727
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8:56am Wed 28 Nov 12

Mervyn James says...

The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city.
The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city. Mervyn James
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5:08pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

Mervyn James wrote:
The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city.
The advantage they get is even higher as most do not pay the staff they employ. They should in my view be rquired to pay them at least the minimum wage

The charities were keen enough to moan when in my view the government said that the long term unemployed should do some work in return for their benefits. The charities called it slave labour but they are quite happy to employ people and pay them nothing
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city.[/p][/quote]The advantage they get is even higher as most do not pay the staff they employ. They should in my view be rquired to pay them at least the minimum wage The charities were keen enough to moan when in my view the government said that the long term unemployed should do some work in return for their benefits. The charities called it slave labour but they are quite happy to employ people and pay them nothing Bobevans
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5:08pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

Mervyn James wrote:
The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city.
The advantage they get is even higher as most do not pay the staff they employ. They should in my view be rquired to pay them at least the minimum wage

The charities were keen enough to moan when in my view the government said that the long term unemployed should do some work in return for their benefits. The charities called it slave labour but they are quite happy to employ people and pay them nothing
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: The Welsh Assembly's idea to reduce the advantage of charity shops rent-wise is a good idea. It is staggering the charities are allowed near 80% reductions others have to pay, yet allowed to sell 40% brand new goods in direct competition. No wonder they are flooding our high street. Level the playing field and let business move back into the city.[/p][/quote]The advantage they get is even higher as most do not pay the staff they employ. They should in my view be rquired to pay them at least the minimum wage The charities were keen enough to moan when in my view the government said that the long term unemployed should do some work in return for their benefits. The charities called it slave labour but they are quite happy to employ people and pay them nothing Bobevans
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