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Public Service Announcement - Shops

On 6 Jan 2010 at 10:10am SAR wrote:
Bakers and Wyborn Pharmacy both open
Shoe Gallery open
Mens Barber and both Ladies Hairdressers on Station Street open
Cheese Shop Open
Post Office open!!!
HSBC open
Barclays open
Martin's Newsagent open
Bright Ideas open
Funeral Home open
Tourist Information open
Greasy Spoon on Station Street open
Laportes Emporium open but running on emergency staff. Fair Trade Ghurka's have been ordered in to deal with the situation.
Fishers Street is closed and so are all pubs!!
On 6 Jan 2010 at 10:57am The real Curious. wrote:
Anyone know if the Nevill-Malling town bus is running today?
On 6 Jan 2010 at 11:16am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I should think there are two chances of buses getting round the Nevill - fat and slim. Mr C-T didn't see any evidence of them on his arctic exploration earlier, and I doubt if they'd be able to get up Highdown or North Way, and going down Mount Harry and Middle Way would probably be perilous.
You could ring the county council and ask them, if any of them have managed to get in today - 01273 481000.
I think we should get refund of a day's council tax for every day the roads are unusable. Actually, they could reimburse my lost wages for all the time I'm off with my broken arm while they're at it.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 11:48am ESCC spouse wrote:
Staff at ESCC (not all useless, except Highways) have an incentive to get in. If they do not, they do not get paid. This is hardly fair on those who live out of Lewes.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 12:25pm The real Curious. wrote:
Thanks for that number Annette.
No Countryliners or Brighton and Hove buses today according to Traveline.(website given to me by guy at 481000)
Can't get through to taxi firms either.
I suppose they are running??
On 6 Jan 2010 at 12:38pm T.R.Curious. wrote:
483232 aren't running either.
Wish I had gone out and stocked up yesterday but I thought the snow wouldn't reach us like Caddy said on the weather forecast.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 2:16pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think very few places pay you if you can't get to work because of the weather, although most give you the option of taking holiday if you have some left.
It's a shame that losing wages when they can't get in isn't enough of an incentive for highways staff to keep the roads clear and the pavements safe.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 2:52pm Snowflake wrote:
Unless it states so in your contract, an employer should not deduct pay if you made a reasonable attempt to get to work.....as said by lawyer on BBC Breakfast.
I work for an enlightened company and work from home most of the time anyway......and I stocked up on food yesterday morning so I am feeling very smug
On 6 Jan 2010 at 3:11pm Down and Out wrote:
Mrs D&O's company emailed all staff to tell them they'd have a day's holiday deducted for not getting in, but then they always have been a right bunch of Nazis.
Out of curiosity, does anyone know what your legal position is when your absence is enforced by the closure of your children's schools?
I was stupid enough to head into London today, because I thought I'd best gather enough work to see me through the rest of the week at home. Think I'd best pack up soon and head for home - trains now looking very ropey.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 4:20pm me wrote:
castle windows direct/castle glazing open
On 6 Jan 2010 at 4:24pm SAR wrote:
Copy Shop in Lansdown Place closed
Bright Ideas is reported to have closed too.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 4:30pm TRC. wrote:
Just got back from Waitrose.Journey down from Nevill was slushy but ok if you walked in the road.Seeing as there is not a lot of traffic about that is a safer option.
Found a taxi outside the railway station and he seems to be only one of a few that are running today. 474444. (Forgot the name though)....It is only going to get worse (apparently) over the next few days.So today is the last day of slush as it will be ice tomorrow...
On 6 Jan 2010 at 5:00pm Retail Slave wrote:
Waitrose are closing early at 6pm today, so get there soon. All food service counters (meat/fish/deli/patisserie) closed from 5pm as well.
On 6 Jan 2010 at 5:34pm Knickers wrote:
Oyster Lingerie is Open!
On 6 Jan 2010 at 5:50pm Pearlie wrote:
The post office sorting office on the industrial estate was open, who'd of thought it?
(But they didn't have a lot of takers lol, something to do with the hike to get there) Homebase was shut.

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