Stock thrown out after Poole PDSA charity shop door smashed up

RUINED: Jane Hill with the smashed front door

RUINED: Jane Hill with the smashed front door

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AROUND £150 worth of donated stock had to be thrown out after a charity shop door was smashed.

Toughened glass from the door sprayed through the PDSA shop in Poole High Street, contaminating a row of knitwear and displays of handbags.

Store manager Jane Hill said she and the shop volunteers were shocked by the damage.

“There was glass everywhere,” she said.

“It’s toughened glass and it looks like someone put their foot through it, low down.

“We had to throw away a lot of stock because there was glass all over it.” She estimated the value at £100-150, they lost half-a-days trading and the cost of replacing the glass door will be around £300.

“It’s the loss of the stock which had been donated to us to sell,” she said. “We don’t know if they took the odd thing. I think the way the till was on the floor they thought there was money in it. We don’t leave money out in the shop overnight.”

She said: “We work hard and our customers donate the things for us to raise money to help sick animals.

“It’s a shame for them as well. People have been very upset by it all,” she said.

Volunteers worked hard to clear up the mess after the police left the charity shop, which has been open for eight years.

“You think you have found all the glass and then you find it glinting.

“We can’t risk selling anything with glass in it,” she said.

She is appealing for more donations to sell to help sick animals, but tells a cautionary tale. One donation left outside the front of the shop before it opened last week, was stolen.

“Please ring the bell if we are closed, there might be someone out the back,” she said.

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4:57pm Wed 8 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Stock thrown away,WHY.
Stock thrown away,WHY. pete woodley
  • Score: -23

5:07pm Wed 8 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

pete woodley wrote:
Stock thrown away,WHY.
Because it would have been full of glass splinters. Can you imagine the compo claims if someone got a tiny cut ?

I hope Poole Council have this stupid act on cctv and can find and fine the idiot responsible. What a mindless thing to do !!!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Stock thrown away,WHY.[/p][/quote]Because it would have been full of glass splinters. Can you imagine the compo claims if someone got a tiny cut ? I hope Poole Council have this stupid act on cctv and can find and fine the idiot responsible. What a mindless thing to do !!! we-shall-see
  • Score: 25

5:37pm Wed 8 Jan 14

losthope says...

we-shall-see wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Stock thrown away,WHY.
Because it would have been full of glass splinters. Can you imagine the compo claims if someone got a tiny cut ?

I hope Poole Council have this stupid act on cctv and can find and fine the idiot responsible. What a mindless thing to do !!!
I hope Poole Council and Dorset Police can finally start to admit that they've got a problem in Poole High Street, the Bus Station and the surrounding areas and start to do something about it before they kill the town altogether.

It's only a few people, and everyone else is great, but right now the Police and Council are so busy making excuses for criminals that they're letting them wreck the place.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Stock thrown away,WHY.[/p][/quote]Because it would have been full of glass splinters. Can you imagine the compo claims if someone got a tiny cut ? I hope Poole Council have this stupid act on cctv and can find and fine the idiot responsible. What a mindless thing to do !!![/p][/quote]I hope Poole Council and Dorset Police can finally start to admit that they've got a problem in Poole High Street, the Bus Station and the surrounding areas and start to do something about it before they kill the town altogether. It's only a few people, and everyone else is great, but right now the Police and Council are so busy making excuses for criminals that they're letting them wreck the place. losthope
  • Score: 22

6:43pm Wed 8 Jan 14

EGHH says...

Its about time CCTV was used to cover the entire High Street. Its a hell hole after the pubs chuck out. Perhaps the useless PCC could give some of his salary to the Police so they can afford additional officers to patrol the High Street at night?
Its about time CCTV was used to cover the entire High Street. Its a hell hole after the pubs chuck out. Perhaps the useless PCC could give some of his salary to the Police so they can afford additional officers to patrol the High Street at night? EGHH
  • Score: 15

7:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I visited Poole 2 years ago to do a bit of shopping
I don't have happy memories
It was like shopping in Poland or the Eastern Block.
I visited Poole 2 years ago to do a bit of shopping I don't have happy memories It was like shopping in Poland or the Eastern Block. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

1:19am Thu 9 Jan 14

billd766 says...

Hopefully the PDSA will post a sign in the window and on the door stating that there is no money in the shop or the till. They could even leave the till open with the empty money tray standing up empty.
That amy not stop the vandals because some of them probably can't read anyway and they would damage the place BECAUSE there was no money there.
Hopefully the PDSA will post a sign in the window and on the door stating that there is no money in the shop or the till. They could even leave the till open with the empty money tray standing up empty. That amy not stop the vandals because some of them probably can't read anyway and they would damage the place BECAUSE there was no money there. billd766
  • Score: 6

10:13am Thu 9 Jan 14

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I visited Poole 2 years ago to do a bit of shopping
I don't have happy memories
It was like shopping in Poland or the Eastern Block.
The Poole Dolphin centre and Falkland square including the high street up to Burger King are modern, clean and appealing.

Past Burger King the dross starts, Cash converters, CEX, Iceland, multiple charity shops etc.
Kingland Crescent is not that great either any more. Lots of grotty smokers sitting outside Costa causing a fog of filth for passers by.

The bus station is like a warzone and totally repugnant as it always has been.

Poole is worth visiting but could definitely do with improving.

Bournemouth centre with it's gardens is probably nicer but once you venture past the main shopping drags it is advisable to wear a flak jacket.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I visited Poole 2 years ago to do a bit of shopping I don't have happy memories It was like shopping in Poland or the Eastern Block.[/p][/quote]The Poole Dolphin centre and Falkland square including the high street up to Burger King are modern, clean and appealing. Past Burger King the dross starts, Cash converters, CEX, Iceland, multiple charity shops etc. Kingland Crescent is not that great either any more. Lots of grotty smokers sitting outside Costa causing a fog of filth for passers by. The bus station is like a warzone and totally repugnant as it always has been. Poole is worth visiting but could definitely do with improving. Bournemouth centre with it's gardens is probably nicer but once you venture past the main shopping drags it is advisable to wear a flak jacket. Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
  • Score: 2

11:52am Thu 9 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

I do have to laugh at the people in winter sitting outside Costa Lot drinking their extortionately priced froth and puffing on their cigarettes - pathetic!
I do have to laugh at the people in winter sitting outside Costa Lot drinking their extortionately priced froth and puffing on their cigarettes - pathetic! suzigirl
  • Score: 4

2:32pm Thu 9 Jan 14

KerriR says...

What scum to rob a charity shop. I work in Poole and have a view of the High Street and you get to see all sorts, good and bad. Tend to see the same group of drunks loitering around and being anti-social. On the other hand I have seen lots of incidents where the elderly have tripped and fallen and people always rush to help. A lovely chap from Café Nero once went and got his own jacket to put under someone's head who had taken a fall. Not everyone in Poole is a chav!
I have lived here since the 80's and remember how bustling it used to be. It's a real shame. I think society itself has just changed and a new generation with no concept of respect or manners has emerged.
What scum to rob a charity shop. I work in Poole and have a view of the High Street and you get to see all sorts, good and bad. Tend to see the same group of drunks loitering around and being anti-social. On the other hand I have seen lots of incidents where the elderly have tripped and fallen and people always rush to help. A lovely chap from Café Nero once went and got his own jacket to put under someone's head who had taken a fall. Not everyone in Poole is a chav! I have lived here since the 80's and remember how bustling it used to be. It's a real shame. I think society itself has just changed and a new generation with no concept of respect or manners has emerged. KerriR
  • Score: 5

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