New year new look for RSPCA shop

RSPCA Shop Opens after refurbishment'PA1202-6'Eric Robson (sec), Geoff Cooney (did refurbishment), Ann Robson(shop manager), Barbara Ratcliffe (line manager), Julie Cooney (sales assistant)

RSPCA Shop Opens after refurbishment'PA1202-6'Eric Robson (sec), Geoff Cooney (did refurbishment), Ann Robson(shop manager), Barbara Ratcliffe (line manager), Julie Cooney (sales assistant)

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Bridlington’s RSPCA shop re-opened on Monday after being given a new lease of life for the New Year following refurbishment work.

The shop on Quay Road usually closes for a week over Christmas for redecoration, however the shop has been closed for two weeks this time to allow for a more comprehensive re-fit.

The refurbishment, carried out thanks to a gift from a kind benefactor, has seen the laminate floor replaced, a new counter and lockable cupboards installed and the shop smartly painted and decorated.

The work had been planned for a while and redecoration was required under the terms of the shop’s lease.

Staff are hopeful the work, which has been done by volunteers and shop staff to save money, will bring in more customers and guard against shoplifting.

Kay Harrison of the Bridlington RSPCA said: “Our volunteers and shop staff have worked extremely hard to get this work completed and took very little time off over the festive season and New Year, so our thanks must go to them.

“We hope our new look will last for many years to come.”

With the RSPCA facilities in our area being based at Nafferton, the shop on Quay Road is the charity’s only presence in Bridlington and staff are hopeful the newly refurbished premises will boost the charity’s profile in the town.