Regarding buying stamps from shops, be warned that local stores tend to charge 1 or 2p more than the face value, for the 'service'. I generally get a dozen of each, from the PO or Tesco/WH Smith, for normal cards and letters. Saves queuing.
So many empty premises on BHS.
Shoe Fayre derelict for years.
Job Centre corner of Union St (still waiting for 'adult' gaming centre)
Those offices by John Harvard Library.
And now the Post Office. That will probably be a McDonalds.
What happened to the proposed sprucing up of BHS mentioned in a previous thread.
BHS is looking trashy. The jumble of sandwich boards, the mix of paving materials - it does not feel like a major route into the City.
And lately I have noticed that it smells a lot. I don't know if it is a sewer problem, or just the sheer volume of rubbish, alcohol and worse that gets dumped nightly.
It should be a priority- as has been noted it is a historic route and it has a lot of positive elements; the vibrancy, the Georgian buildings, the restaurants & bars, the quirky side-streets at the North end.
And let's pray that the old Post office does not become the third Chicken Cottage on the street!