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messageShops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by Freddo March 24, 03:19PM

Disgusted to see the Dulwich Bakery on Parkhall rd open for business today, why are they not taking this lockdown seriously? People are losing their lives.

There is a sign in the window saying they are a 'takeaway service only'but that's all they are anyway, they have one small breakfast bar, they are not a table and chair eaterie, they are not a supermarket, they are not an essential service.

Are they that selfish & irresponsible where they ignore the lockdown because they want to stay open?

Are there any other shops you've seen open who shouldn't be? Seriously thinking people should boycott those shops in the future when this settles down for not following the Governments instructions which are in place to try and protect us all.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by Bony Fido March 24, 03:29PM

Why should a bakery not be open? Bread is one of the most essential foodstuffs for many people.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by mrwb March 24, 03:32PM

No different to a supermarket or small food shop, still selling food.

They should enforce distancing and that's it.

Bakery / Butcher also open in Herne Hill.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by Sue March 24, 03:59PM

Of course they are an essential service. They are a food shop.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by dbboy March 24, 04:06PM

Yes peopel are losing their lives HOWEVER as others have said, IMO it is a vital service.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by binkylilyput March 24, 04:50PM

"Disgusted" to see your post Freddo

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by NewWave March 24, 06:00PM

Bread is food.
end of.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by JohnL March 24, 09:20PM

We need food to stay alive unfortunately.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by sweetgirl March 24, 09:34PM

Really!

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by Roxy Rimmer March 25, 12:31PM

does anyone know if any bike shops are still open? I understand they can be...

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by exdulwicher March 25, 01:04PM

Roxy Rimmer Wrote:
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> does anyone know if any bike shops are still open?
> I understand they can be...

Brixton Cycles are open. Up in town, Look Mum No Hands has the workshop open but the cafe closed (completely closed, not even doing taekaways).

The Evans down at Goose Green is closed. They're owned (indirectly) by Sports Direct who initially said they'd be keeping everything open and then had to go back on that following something of a backlash on social media. But that was before the advice about bike shops so they might try and open some of the Evans stores up again.

Some shops are offering discount / free servicing for key workers and selling basic spares (ie no customers in the shop for browsing). I think if you need your bike repairing or need an part urgently so you can keep riding to work as a key worker, that's fine - if you're going in to look at the latest shiny things, that's not fine!

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by janmac March 25, 02:59PM

Some people are enjoying this all just a little too much...getting their rocks off condemning others as irresponsible. We need to learn to live with the fact that other people are making different judgements of the rules and the risks. That's what you'd expect in a non-fascist, mature society.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by NewWave March 25, 05:29PM

I noticed yesterday that Gails in Dulwich Village were open with queuing outside and selling bread and takeaway coffee
I think they were allowing 1 person at a time inside.
Today whilst on my morning excersise I was desperate for a takeaway coffee and I must confess was pretty damn gutted when approaching the shop at around 11am seeing a sign on the door saying they were closed until further notice and staff with face masks cleaning.
I dont even like Gails (I avoid chains wherever possible)but it was an any port in a storm moment.
Funny the things we miss and at the moment its takeaway coffee (we dont drink coffee at home dont know why its a foible of ours)I guess I should save the 3 a day I'm not spending on it and put it in a jar to give to charity when all this is over.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by ED - NAGAIUTB March 25, 05:40PM

Roxy Rimmer Wrote:
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> does anyone know if any bike shops are still open?
> I understand they can be...


Got an email from Halfords today and they're staying open for the time being at least.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by heartblock March 25, 06:57PM

Bike, food, bakery, butchers all allowed to stay open.

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by NewWave March 25, 07:48PM

heartblock Wrote:
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> Bike, food, bakery, butchers all allowed to stay
> open.

And Breweries and off license

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by another annie March 25, 08:59PM

I'm on the mailing list of HaveBike in Camberwell, they say they're allowed to stay open so that key workers can use/get their bikes fixed. They also do a 'collect and return' service to your home so you don't have to visit them. Haven't ever used them though, I get the emails because they were doing free bike checks in Brockwell Park years ago

messageRe: Shops staying open in the lockdown when they shouldn't.
Posted by AnMKing March 25, 09:19PM

Vaidas bike shop in Honor Oak Park is open for services. The door is locked and they'll come out to meet you and assess the bike on the street before taking it inside.


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