Whilst a lot has been said about the poor state of the Laindon Shopping Centre (and the recent news has not helped!) I feel it is very important to highlight the great services which are still provided in the centre. Granted the number of shops has declined but those that have remained have continued to stay because of the service they provide to the Laindon community and the surrounding areas. The Laindon Centre has much to offer, where else do you find free car parking with the shops so close by? If you can look beyond the appearance of the centre then you may be surprised what Laindon Shopping Centre has to offer:
The Laindon Health Centre is also very close by
The Co-op Supermarket
Martins The Newsagents
Heley Bargins Store
Greggs The Bakers
Fish n Chick’n
Akash Indian Restaurant
Headquarters Hair Dressers
Banking And Post:
There are also a couple of charity shops which sell furniture and clothing.
Wow, as I was writing the list I could not believe the variety of services on offer in such a small area!
From a personal perspective I know my team at Templeman Opticians really do try their best in providing a great service. Only last night did I drive down to the practice to deliver a pair of spectacles from our sister practice in Hertfordshire to a patient at 6.30pm as he was going on holiday early the next day, the day before we helped a patient sort out a mistake he made on his DVLA form which resulted in his license being revoked, simply by ticking the wrong box on the vision section of the application. We called the DVLA on behalf of the patient and sorted the mistake out for him. We take time in examining our patients, and with our two optometrists Reshma Patel and Julia Hunter you are in safe hands. Reshma has been in the local newspaper as well!, and has been shortlisted twice for Optometrist of the Year at the prestigious Optician Awards.
So, forget the appearance of the Laindon Shopping Centre (not easy I know!) and support the shops that are there now, enjoy the convenience that the Laindon Centre provides and take advantage of the service the people who work in the shopping centre provide!
We look forward to seeing you!