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Charity Shop Affected By Roadworks

LOCAL CHARITY WHO HELP THE HOMELESS AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE OF NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE SEE ITS SHOP AFFECTED BY THE ONGOING ROADWORKS WHICH IS PART OF THE COUNCIL’S REGENERATION OF CLEETHORPES


Stephen Durkin, General Manager of CARE says that their charity shop situated in Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, is being badly affected due to the roadworks and traffic restrictions that are ongoing along the road and in the area; “during February our shop sales were down by twenty percent on the previous year and I can only see this getting worse over the Spring and Summer months whilst this unwarranted disruption is taking place.”


Last Saturday the decision was taken to close the shop early on what is often the busiest trading day of the week; “Our takings that day did not even cover our operating expenses to keep the shop open, and for us, any drop in sales income leads to us having less income to put into the work we do supporting vulnerable people, including finding them housing and donating furniture, household items and trying to assist them to overcome the serious issue of fuel poverty. Income lost to us cannot be recovered; only the local council who dream up such schemes remain imperiously untouched by their decisions!”


It is not only sales that are down at the shop, but Mr Durkin says that donations into the shop are also being affected: “As a charity shop we totally rely on the goodwill and generosity of the general public; but at this time people are not able to get anywhere near the shop to drop off their donations of goods to us. They cannot even get near the rear of the premises due to the mayhem of drivers trying to find an alternative to park their cars nearby.”


However, Mr Durkin would like to stress that donations can be dropped off at CARE’s offices in Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, saying: “We would be happy to receive your donated items in to our offices, and please remember, we have a shop van that would equally be happy to come along and collect your items from you whilst this disruption goes on. You can telephone the shop on 01472 232312 or the office on 01472 232310.”

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Main Reception 01472 232310

CARE Shop 01472 232312

Main office: 

18 Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 9BB, UK. 
CARE Shop:

46/47 Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LE, UK

CARE Immingham:

Civic Hub, Pelham Road, Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, DN40 1QF, UK

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