Changing the Locks: Official Notices as seen in Chester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Worcester

Phil Groom writes:

  • Updated July 11, 2009

Thanks to our intrepid photographers in Chester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Worcester for these snapshots of the official ‘Changing the Locks’ notices (see previous post). Transcripts below the photos.

1. Chester

The locks on this property have been changed...

The locks on this property have been changed...

Notice:
The locks on this property have been changed under the authority of the Interim Manager of Saint Stephen the Great Charitable Trust (1119839-1) who was appointed by Order of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, made under S. 18(1)(VII) of the Charities Act 1993 as amended by the Charities Act 2006, on 28 April 2009.

If access is required to the premises please contact Fergus Jack at DTZ on 0207 643 6579

Fergus Jack

DTZ
48 Warwick Street, London W1B 5NL
Tel: +44 (0)20 3296 4494

2. Newcastle-upon-Tyne

… and thanks to yet another intrepid photographer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Again, transcript below the picture.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Keep Out, by Order of the Interim Manager

Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Keep Out, by Order of the Interim Manager

NOTICE

St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust
(Registered no 1119839-1)

8 Ridley Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8JW

Take notice that I, Peter Gotham, was appointed Interim Manager of the Business and Assets of St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust by the Charity Commission under case no. 685451 on 28 April 2009.

No entry to this building is permitted without my express authority.

Any enquiries regarding access should be addressed during office hours to:

Fergus Jack

Telephone: 0207 643 6579

P Gotham
Interim Manager
St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust

… and if anyone’s wondering, there is still some stock in the Newcastle shop:

Newcastle Shop, July 2009

Newcastle Shop, July 2009

3. Worcester

Courtesy of Doug Chaplin, aka Clayboy:

Worcester - No entry to this building is permitted...

Worcester - No entry to this building is permitted...

NOTICE

St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust
(Registered no 1119839-1)

105 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HS

Take notice that I, Peter Gotham, was appointed Interim Manager of the Business and Assets of St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust by the Charity Commission under case no. 685451 on 28 April 2009.

No entry to this building is permitted without my express authority.

Any enquiries regarding access should be addressed during office hours to:

Fergus Jack

Telephone: 0207 643 6579

P Gotham
Interim Manager
St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust

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22 responses to “Changing the Locks: Official Notices as seen in Chester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Worcester

  1. I shall be looking for the notice on the Worcester shop next time I pass!

  2. Doubting Thomas

    The notice on the Newcastle shop is better. Lots more attitude. This post might need to be updated a few times if other photos arrive.

  3. Looks like the CC have conclusively joined the dots from SSG to ENC Shop Management, the Brewer sock puppet which currently runs these shops.

    With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what they do with Durham and Chichester – to be consistent, they’ll need to change the locks there too, as the audit trail to SSG is just as clear in those two places as it is everywhere else. The politics of doing so on cathedral premises might present a challenge or two….!

  4. David Keen that was hilarious. A locksmith at the Cathedral Shop? Truly hilarious.

  5. Gotham? Holy bookshops batman!

  6. David Keen Mousey had something to say about that on Asingleblog.

  7. Stock in the Newcastle shop? Well the stock in the shops go round and round…It came from Sheffield.

  8. I understand that the Charity Commission have been informed that the personal staff records (including addresses and Bank details) of all SPCK and then SSG stafff were held at the Chester shop.
    Lets hope they are now safe…..

  9. Thanks Annie.

  10. Valiant for Truth

    Well, David, you may recall that on this blog on 10 April it was stated that insurance cover for all shops, including Durham and Chichester, was with SSG, so not many dots needing to be joined, just a look at an official document posted up in the shops.

  11. will pop over to cambridge and check them out .

  12. It breaks my heart to see the Newcastle shop come to this in only 3 short years – once a well patronised book-shop with customers all over the north-east, it now has a very bleak outlook. Lets hope some benefactor can take over and with God’s help, restore it to its former glory!

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    • Bizarrely, perhaps, I feel kinda sorry for ‘Black Bond’ — for all that he was a Brewerite, I get the impression that he was trying to offer a genuine service. Of course, I could be wrong!

  14. Yes. I think he was – and I’m not even sure whether he was getting a proper salary. I think he may have been as much a Brewer victim as a Brewerite.

  15. Most but not all of Brewer’s workers were trying to offer a service despite him. One would bang on about “trusting our president”. Others would say, “I’m not reading the blog as it upsets me.” Two said that they were just there to earn a wage. It would be fair to say that all were warned about the Brewers. It would also be fair to say that the two “independents” were warned about them as well.

    I would like to echo Jim but I would say this about all the shops, not just Newcastle. May they be resurrected by those who know what they are doing. In the case of Worcester – when and if it re-opens I hope that I will see some sign recognising Steve’s work and vision.

  16. not much change in cambridge – lock has not been changed but looks as though the rubbish has been moved to an alcove.

  17. I wish Black Bond well. His catch phrase has always been, “God will provide.”

  18. Cambridge?

  19. Pingback: Winchester Revisited « SPCK/SSG: News, Notes & Info

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