Peacocks says it is staying in Kingsbridge but Poundland doesn't confirm move

SA Updated
Peacocks confirms it is staying in Kingsbridge but Poundland doesn't confirm move

Blog Tags

Search by Tag
Select existing or new tags and apply to your post.

Peacocks in Kingsbridge has confirmed that it is not leaving the town after rumours they were being replaced with Poundland. 

The Peacocks team posted on their Facebook page to "confirm that we are NOT closing down" but did fuel the rumour saying that Poundland was coming to the town, by saying that they would be "going in a different location in Kingsbridge".

The statement said: "Following on from what people are reading on social media, we can confirm that we are NOT closing down.

"Poundland will be going in a different location in Kingsbridge as we are here to stay so if you could all please spread the word that we are staying for good.

"Please remember spreading false information of any kind could be very detrimental to any business. We wish Poundland full success in Kingsbridge when it does open."

The rumour mill has been turning, saying that the Peacocks shop in Kingsbridge will be replaced with a Poundland. This could have been because the old Peacocks shop in Ivybridge, which closed down earlier in the year, has been confirmed to be a new Poundland location.

A Poundland spokesperson has said: "Poundland will open a new store in Ivybridge, Devon, at 9am on Saturday 3 July, bringing shoppers more choice and creating jobs in the area.

"The new store at 16 Erme Court will employ 12 colleagues and, at more than 3,600 square feet, the former Peacocks unit will offer shoppers a wide range of items at Poundland’s amazing value.

"The location is at the heart of the town, next to the Town Hall and close to local shops and the library and just a short distance from the leisure centre."

But when we asked Poundland if they were planning to open a shop location in Kingsbridge, they did not confirm it, with a spokesperson saying: "We're always seeking new locations for Poundland and we'd love to come to Kingsbridge in Devon. Just as soon as we have news to share, we will." 

On the job website there are adverts for Poundland Store Manager and Assistant Manager in Kingsbridge though, so watch this space....

Google Maps - Peacocks Kingsbridge  

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.

You might also be interested in

Vehicle loses wheel on Fore Street, blocks road
Category: General News
Fore Street in Kingsbridge has been blocked all morning due to a VW van that has lost a wheel. 
Dartmouth Medical Practice staff subjected to "verbal and written abuse"
Category: General News
Dartmouth Medical Practice has taken to social media to reiterate their "zero tolerance" to abuse of their staff after a "rise in cases". ...
Salcombe crew member is elected to the RNLI Council
Category: General News
Salcombe RNLI crewmember, James Marshall, has been elected to serve on the RNLI Council in a professional capacity. 
SHDC asks users to use RingGo parking app after five parking machines are damaged
Category: General News
South Hams District Council has asked users to use the RingGo parking app or to call to pay for parking in Totnes after five...
Woman airlifted from the South West Coast Path with a suspected broken ankle
Category: General News
A woman has been airlifted off the South West Coast Path at Portlemouth Down with a suspected broken ankle. 
Fire service warn over disposable barbecues after rubbish vehicle catches fire
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Fire Station were called to a vehicle fire where they found seven disposable barbecues.