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The Society regularly monitors changes in the High Street and beyond

- new businesses, changes of occupants or businesses that have closed.

The latest changes reflect  the position in May 2024

  • Although the free 30 minute parking places in White Horse car park have been removed, there are 9 in Butt Lane car park and another 7 in Edward Bright Close. Ironic considering the White Horse car park is supposed to be for a shorter stay and the others for longer stays. In both car parks, these spaces are hidden in the far corner.

  • Parking on the Quay: New “Permit Holders Only” signs have been installed. And cars are being ticketed

  • A children’s hairdressers is preparing to open in the former jewellers opposite Ansells.

  • A blossom tree at the junction of North Street & Church Street has been felled.

  • An obsolete concrete waste bin at the top of Church Street has been planted with flowers, apparently by Maldon-in-Bloom.

  • Danielle Styles at number 134 has had a sign saying that it was going to relocate, however it is now closed with no reference to new location. Having removed the title board it reveals a very old  business: Sid Kiki, betting shop.

  • Bobby’s Girl by the entrance to the lower car park has closed.

  • The former Hoskyn’s Deli has re-opened as yet another beauticians. The previous beauticians lasted just a few weeks.

  • Costa’s has fully re-opened after several weeks of “take-away” only due to broken toilets.

  • Il Camino restaurant is for sale.

  • The Waffle Bar is also for sale.

  • Three gentlemen were showing interest in the Barclays building and it no longer is showing on Rightmove.

  • The Rotary Club have kindly replaced a seat opposite the top of Wantz |Road.

April 2024

  • At 3 High St, Cal & Co has closed.

  • Smugglers Cove planning application has been rejected.

  • Temme English estate agent 21 High St, has closed and ……

  • Maldon Books has extended into next door, now selling records.

  • Talking Flowers has been closed by the bailiffs.

  • Salero Lounge has opened after months of building works.

  • The Limes B&B has won ‘Best B&B’ in a Channel 4 programme ‘4 in a bed’.

  • Mrs Salisbury’s has new ‘greenhouses’ in the left-hand courtyard.

  • The Emporium continues with its closing down sale.

  • Paparazzi has closed down. Sign suggests a new Italian restaurant may open.

  • The new market opened on 12th October. There was a very good variety of stalls to start with, however, since Christmas the number of stalls has reduced.

  • Silo has closed down in Wenlock Way.

  • Annie’s Cake shop opposite Wantz Road has reopened. Opening hours are 10.00-3.00 Wed-Sat.

  • Gift shop opposite Post Office has been closed by the bailiffs.

  • Hoskyn’s Deli closed and …….

  • Another beautician’s has opened in the former Hoskyn’s Deli.

  • At number 138 there is a new barber’s shop. It has been various clothes shops, although previously a florist’s for many years.

  • The Bridal shop in King Georges Place has closed, and re-opened as Anna-Love.

  • Chutney House Indian restaurant has a new owner; now The Indian Chef.

  • D’Lux beauticians has opened in the former Cancer Research shop.

  • Halifax has closed. There is a help desk in the Town Hall on a Tuesday morning.

  • Saltmarsh Interiors has opened in Kings Head Centre.

  • Also in Kings Head Centre: Pamper Me Pretty running Children’s parties.

  • And Deli & Fizz is also there.

  • Nat West bank has closed leaving just Santander in the High Street.

  • Salty Dogs has opened and closed after its annual pop-up next to White Horse.

  • A tattoo parlour is preparing to open after Salty Dogs vacated.

  • Estate agent Home Local: although it appears to be functioning normally, there’s no-one inside; notice on door saying they’re moving to bigger premises. Nothing on their website.

  • 14 High Street, new art gallery is preparing to open.

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