Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Government has recently announced the provisional multipliers in
Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier 0.462
Small Business Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier 0.458
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BRC Sales Monitor reported very subdued sales in November with like-for-like increases of only 1.2% compared with November 2006 and 1.8% uplift in sales for the 3 months to November when compared with the previous year. Discussions with members indicate that Christmas trading to date has been generally disappointing and the ‘rush’ is still awaited. It is reported that large retailers are to ask the Government to extend opening by four hours on the last Sunday prior to Christmas, in an attempt to overcome the current poor trading situation. There is concern that most people will be travelling or concentrating on food shopping on Christmas Eve.
ASOS, the on-line fashion retailer has reported phenomenal sales in recent weeks and this reflects the continuing boom in internet sales generally, where sales are anticipated to reach £15bn for the Xmas quarter, up 60% on 2006. John Lewis was also bucking the trend reporting a 7% uplift in sales for the third week in November to £71m.
On the downside Moss Bros issued a profit warning after losing £800k in the first half of the year, it reported total sales falling 3.7% in the last 18 weeks. Sofa specialist ScS also reported like for like sales down 16% in a recent trading update.
Tesco has launched the first 15 stores of its new Fresh & Easy concept on the
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
For 70% a local high street is a vital part of a healthy society. It provides a mix of local identity, social cohesion plus a practical local resource.
Despite the expansion of out of town alternatives, 60% think the high street should be somewhere they can do the bulk of their shopping. Half see it in equally practical terms as somewhere to go for specific things or as an ad hoc shopping place.
Practicalities aside, the social role of the high street is still very important for large groups of people right across the economic and social divide. Almost two thirds (63%) feel a high street should be a place to meet people. Over half (54%) say it should be a place where the elderly can socialise or where the young can shop and meet friends safely (56%)
The function of a high street becomes even more important among the young themselves, with two thirds (66%) of younger adults studied seeing the high street’s role as a safe shopping and meeting place for the younger people.
Practicalities aside, the social role of the high street is still very important for large groups of people right across the economic and social divide
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
in the Hainault Room,
Fullwell Cross Library
10:00am – 12:00noon
Thursday 17th January 2008
Guest speaker: Jenny Douse
Health Improvement, Redbridge PCT
Thursday 21st February 2008
Guest speaker: Chris Chandler
And the Fullwell Safer Neighbourhood Team
Thursday 27th March 2008
Guest speaker: Morris Hickey & OthersBarkingside Regeneration
Keep up with local affairs by attending
Area Committee Meetings
[Fairlop, Fullwell & Hainault wards]
Wednesday 23rd January 2008
venue: to be confirmed
[Aldborough, Barkingside & Clayhall wards]
Thursday 31st January 2008
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Due to problems with the paved area outside the swimming pool the Christmas market is to be relocated to Fairlop car park in Craven Gardens. We are still good for the 13th to the 16th of December. We hope to see you all there are hope that you will all continue to support Barkingside.
This is the first continental market to come to our high street and with your support we hope to see more.