A SECOND Poundland store is set to welcome Stratford shoppers at the Maybird shopping park.
The new store will open its doors on Saturday (January 30) to those needing essential supplies.
It will employ just over 20 workers and will include barrier screens at checkouts and thorough and regular cleaning regimes applied across the day.
Retail director Austin Cooke said: “Getting a new store ready for opening in line with all the safety guidelines is no easy task, but all’s well that ends well and we can’t wait to open our doors on Saturday.
“During the lockdown, we’re there for the essentials customers need and in the longer term our colleagues are ready to play a big part in the community in Stratford in the months and years ahead.”
Had Poundland been around in the Bard’s day, it might have had to re-change its name over time. According to the Bank of England’s inflation calculator, £1 in 1600 would be worth around £311 today.