UPDATE: The government has ordered the shut down of all restaurants, bars,cafes, non essential shops and other venues – https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2020/03/20/all-cafes-pubs-bars-and-restaurants-told-to-shut-tonight/
A Westwood Cross spokesperson said: “We have taken the decision to largely close Westwood Cross Shopping Centre in line with government guidance, and it will remain closed until further notice.
“Essential shops remain open, including M&S Food Hall, Boots, Wilko, Superdrug, Holland and Barrett as well as HSBC.
“Although we are now largely closed, our online community is open. We will be using our website, social channels and newsletter to stay in touch, and hopefully bring you some joy and light-relief in the difficult months ahead. Don’t be a stranger, visit us at www.westwoodx.co.uk connect with us on Facebook @WestwoodCrossBroadstairs, Twitter @westwoodcross and Instagram @westwoodcross and register to receive our newsletter, which will mean you don’t miss out on developments.
“A number of our stores will still be operating online, so please do visit their websites where they will be able to fulfil online orders.
“We look forward to welcoming you back to Westwood Cross just as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe, stay home if you can, social distance when you have to be in public and look after each other.”
why isnt mecca bingo closing? greed?
Totally agree – Mecca should have voluntarily closed ages ago?
Closed now Martin
They are the shut doors after bisuness Friday 20th March as my mother phoned and was told this
Here here get there money is all they worry about!
Mecca made an announcement this evening. They are closed for the foreseeable. This may not be upto date or maybe some companies will release the news later or tomorrow.
Tilegiant,Topps tiles & wood place shouldn’t be open, it’s not safeguarding the staff & it’s non essential!
So Westwood Cross closed shop that helps disabled people but shops like TK Maxx are allowed to stay open
Somebody told me this morning that Wetherspoon Margate is open this morning, how is that ever allowed when all these small cafés are closed.
It was a joke going around saying weatherspoons weren’t closing until Monday due to giving customers time to get back from the toilets
The government has not “Ordered businesses to close” It can’t, Boris Johnson says he is “telling” them to close! Well despite his efforts, he isn’t a Dictator, yet! Businesses will not be committing an offence if they stay open, just because Johnson “told” them to close!
Primark is still open
All shops should shut except boots pharmacy there’s alot of shops not on that list.
Close ALL shops except chemists get lorries to stock with essential items and drive around the streets selling from the van but keep distance between you.