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Lidl set to abandon Kingston for Wimbledon week after Co-operative New Malden announces closure

James Giles

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Upcoming discount retailer Lidl has today confirmed to Coombe Monthly that their Kingston store in Adams Walk is to close on 20th June.

A spokesperson for Lidl told us: “The reason we have decided to close in Kingston is that we are building a bigger and better store in Wimbledon and are moving there. A number of customers have called and given their feedback on this move and we’re happy to pass on details to the area manager.”

You can contact Lidl’s customer service on 0370 444 1234.

They also added they look forward to welcoming customers to their new store in Wimbledon. This announcement comes just a week after nearby New Malden High Street suffered a blow following the announcement that the Co-Operative Food is to close.

Residents have informed us that Aldi staff have told them that they will be taking over from Lidl at this site on Adams Walk. Coombe Monthly have contacted Aldi for comment.

Will you travel to Wimbledon to continue shopping at Lidl? E-mail info@coombemonthly.co.uk or call 020 3020 0037 to share your views.

 

James Giles is the Editor of the Kingston Enquirer, covering local news and events in Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton, Tolworth and Chessington.

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EXCLUSIVE: Council refuse to deny ‘interim interim CEO’ lied on job application

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KINGSTON Council have refused to deny that the newly-appointed ‘interim interim CEO’, Gill Steward, who is on a six-week contract with Kingston Council, lied about her qualifications when applying for the role.

Gill Steward, who until recently was Chief Executive of Bexley Council, claims on her LinkedIn profile to have a Masters degree in Public Administration from Warwick University.

However, leaked documents from Bexley Council, seen by this publication, reveal that Ms. Steward never completed her Masters degree, dropping out before completing the course.

When Kingston Council were asked whether Ms. Steward had misled the authority when applying for the job, together with a request to confirm Ms. Steward’s qualifications they refused to comment, instead releasing the following statement: “Due to health reasons, the responsibilities of the current interim CEO, Roy Thompson, are being picked up by members of the council’s permanent leadership team for a period of six weeks.

“Based on her experience and track record, Gill Steward has been brought on board, three-days a week, to support the leadership team during this time.”
Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of the Opposition, said: “I asked Cllr Green about the application and she told me that it was all handled by HR and she did not see the information. On checking she tells me Gill’s CV was accurate. I have not seen the paperwork myself so can’t say more.”
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