Council Approves Lidl Store

The new Lidl supermarket on Fallowfield Retail Park has been approved by the council.

All buildings on the right side of the retail park will be demolished to make way for the new store with the exception of the Doctor’s Surgery that will remain.

The range of shops will be dramatically reduced which is unfortunate when the aim is to have people travel less and stay local. For example after losing Gay Lyfe a few years ago the area has now lost Jollye’s Pet Store.

It also seems likely this development will generate more traffic in the area at a location known for its congestion.

Further information is available on the Place North West website HERE.

Contactless Payment Limit Raised

The limit for contactless payment has been raised from £30 to £45. Please remember to check when shopping to help avoid touching keypads. If you exceed the new £45 limit you can also ask for shopping to be put through in more than one payment to ensure you stay below the limit and can use contactless payment. The increase has been rolled out over the last week so should apply in most places.