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KevB wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:56 am
The problem for a lot of MA outlets is that they are within garden centres and don't have a separate entrance to the outside so if the garden centre shuts down they will have to as well with just a skeleton staff rota coming in for feeding and cleaning.
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hi all, I wondered firstly all the frozen stuff disappeared then bread and fresh veg etc.
Saturday I checked online and guess what?
you couldn't buy a freezer from anywhere, all sold out!

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/me phones on Arrival:

LFS " Are you at the door"
Me "Yes"
LFS "Please stand back 2 metres"
Me "ok"

Door opens and goods deposited, door closes

Well that's how I see it going :)

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well that makes perfect sense (not) , Reduce the bin collections from weekly to 2 weekly and then close the dump it sites.

Stand by for a flood of flytipping and rats!!


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mikeyw64 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:21 am
/me phones on Arrival:

LFS " Are you at the door"
Me "Yes"
LFS "Please stand back 2 metres"
Me "ok"

Door opens and goods deposited, door closes

Well that's how I see it going :)

And I spend the nest 3 hours picking the fish out of the carpet, wishing the LPS had put them in a container.
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Elecboss wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:52 am
hi all, I wondered firstly all the frozen stuff disappeared then bread and fresh veg etc.
Saturday I checked online and guess what?
you couldn't buy a freezer from anywhere, all sold out!
Greetings. :]

You wouldn't know this but my father recently passed away and seeing your post here, now will explain why I've had so many offers to buy his freezer! :dodgy:

Waste collections. @mikeyw64 down here we have been threatened with the closure of this service for about the last 10 days. As for fly-tipping and rats I don't think that'll ever get any worse we have that constantly anyway since the introduction of charges to dispose of waste here. What is it they say, you'll never any further than 3 meters away from a rat.
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Stephen wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 22:38 pm
I popped in to Morrisons tonight, I took two shopping bags.
There is no frozen food except ice cream, the odd frozen pizza and some frozen pies.
I came home with some soft drinks and some chocolate bars, so it might be a vegetarian meal tomorrow unless I cook the frozen pizza that I bought last week.
I'll try Sainsburys & Tesco tomorrow evening.
Well I did try Sainsburys (also try Tesco if unsuccessful at Sainsbury), and I got some shopping.
A few items for the freezer, some bread rolls and even some baby wipes .. and I don't even have a baby Image
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STEPHEN.. "Well I did try Sainsburys (also try Tesco if unsuccessful at Sainsbury), and I got some shopping.
A few items for the freezer, some bread rolls and even some baby wipes .. and I don't even have a baby "

That doesn't suprise me Stephen. Shelf musn't have been re-stocked. I've seen a few trolleys packed with babies.
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No doubt their will be more 'buns in the oven' in the up coming weeks as people run out of things to do lol.

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lots of Christmas babies :)

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