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B&Q Plans Unchanged Despite Supermarket Pull Out

Wednesday November 26 2014

THE town's B&Q store will still close as planned.

The retailer has told We Are Barnsley that their plan to close the Stairfoot store, on Bleachcroft Way, will still go ahead, leaving the 72,000sq ft building without a tenant.

Supermarket giants Sainsbury's had planned to take over its running, but plans were shelved after falling sales scuppered its move.

It has reported a half-year loss of £290 million and said like-for-like sales had fallen 2.1 per cent during the period.

As many as 40 supermarket developments across the country will now not go ahead, and only eight new stores will be developed over the next three years.

A spokesperson from B&Q said: "Nothing has changed so the plan for B&Q to close the store remains.

"The planning process still needs to complete its course before we are able to confirm when we will close the store."

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Reply Posted by Teri on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:03
I hope the plans for Sainsburys falls through. 3 supermarkets on one already chaotic roundabout will be a nightmare! Feel sorry for people who have to travel that way already! Shame to see b&q closing and feel for those who have lost a job!

Reply Posted by Teri on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:04
Oooh they HAVE fallen through. Good!

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:16
Probably spent all there money on the massive one there building at Hillsborough

Reply Posted by Grammar police. on Thursday November 27 2014 at 04:26

Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:25
bad news 4 jobs. a bit of competition wouldn't have done any harm..maybe a new gypsy camp, just saying like. and as 4 a chaotic roundabout..2 many women driving that dunt no what there doing..

Reply Posted by B&q worker on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:32
As a b&q employee at stairfoot store, I DO hope and pray that sainsburys take over the store, otherwise I will be jobless, so for all you's saying you hope it don't change to sainsburys because of the "hectic roundabout" I hope your never in the same place as we're I am at the min, it not nice!!

Reply Posted by slippery on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:47
@ bananas how about too many men drivers that dunt no what there doing !!!!!

Reply Posted by @Teri on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:49
you absolute tool. Ppl will lose there jobs and you think that is good. I hope to god you are never in the same situation as all those that work there. It not just busy with shoppers it's also busy with commuters travel to and from work.

Reply Posted by . on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 13:59
2.1% drop in sales so they close it? Idiots!!

Reply Posted by Mysterry on Sunday November 30 2014 at 19:12
Its Sainsburys that have a 2.1% drop in sales not B&Q. B&Q were closing it before Sainsburys came along wanting the store. B&Q probably don't see a need for 2 superstores within a few miles of each other. Cortonwood being only a few minutes drive away.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 14:04
Who cares about traffic that roundabout it garbage anyway so I couldn't se it making too much difference and its sad to see people loosing jobs I just hope when B&Q goes those people gets new jobs and by the sounds of what B&q worker says they was going to give jobs to B&Q workers

Reply Posted by B&Q on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 14:33
You can do it when you B&Q it

Reply Posted by mrs b&q on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 15:41
again staff being lied to about closure! and people on here gloating about sainsburys not taking over, think about all of us losing our jobs and stop being so damned selfish! its been a shambles since we were first told 18 months ago !

Reply Posted by Spazzy Mgee on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 16:38
I was always against them replacing B&Q with a Sainsbury's here; it's in the wrong place considering it's in between two cheaper supermarkets, which are both at most a 5 minute walk awa. However, I do truly feel for the people that could be losing jobs because of this and I hope they turn it into something worthwhile, and hopefully it won't be just another abandoned warehouse...

Reply Posted by Mrsbnq2 on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 18:13
As a bnq employee YOU all apparantly know more than we do!yes people get made redundant every day and it's not my 1st time but for alot it is, and when these article's pop up it make's us feel wonderful!(sarcasm)just bare i mind that we know NOTHING! Oh and as for women driver's on that roundabout they know more than the fella's!

Reply Posted by :-( on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 18:18
Really sad to see B&Q go if it's true. Sorry to all the staff there, the rumours have been out there for ages and it must be have been an awful
Limbo for you all. Good luck for your futures

Reply Posted by Mrs h on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 18:48
Shame people are going to lose their jobs. I was looking forward to a sainsbury in the area I liked their clothing section and when I say a sainsburys I mean a big one not their piddly little ones like Jackson at monk bretton/ carlton

Reply Posted by Emma on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 20:21
Such a shame about closure of B&Q purely for the sake of those who work there. I truly hope a resolve for these guys comes soon as it is a horrible situation to be in! Banans - you need to stop talking out of your a***, male drivers are statistically worse than women, I encounter enough idiotic drivers of both sexes every day...grow up peoples livelihoods are at stake here!

Reply Posted by n on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 21:23
Oh dear! Can no one have a debate without dropping into petty name calling and being nasty?? Our jobs are being taken from us!!

Reply Posted by W on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 21:39
@c i think that say's it all......nice!

Reply Posted by Troy on Wednesday November 26 2014 at 21:44
Yeah @n nice 1...it's bout the people not petty **** ,, grow up people!

Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday November 27 2014 at 10:27
Might it be an ideal place for Sainsbury's to open a NETTO store?

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Thursday November 27 2014 at 12:08
Too big in its current form. The current trend is to smaller retail units.

Reply Posted by n on Thursday November 27 2014 at 14:26
Could be! Sainsburys now co own netto so theres every chance!! And they were planning on knocking garden centre and tradepoint down! Although that still leaves a huge floor area to fill!!

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Thursday November 27 2014 at 18:50
It is a really large area, but it could become smaller units for trading, lets think positive for a change!

Reply Posted by Steve on Monday December 1 2014 at 17:06
Dummies posting re Stairfoot Roundabout.... Sainsburys paying for extra lanes as already advertised! Thats not gonna happen now so no competition for Tesco and no improved roundabout..... Same as people whinge and the tarn suffers! Never mind the site will now be a dumping ground but hey no supermarket! Thick people

ipso Regulated