Just got back from a walk with Ruth. We found a pile of new, but slashed Topshop shoes, including a pair in Ruth’s size which were not too much the worse for wear apart from being a bit wet:

The shoes

Drying out back at ours

We looked them up on the Topshop website and they’re still selling them at full price, which is 28 quid. Until local authorities – who can work with residents to build up evidence of what’s happening on the ground – have some bargaining power with these people, there’s little chance of this kind of chain store code of conduct even mentioning the issue. In the meantime, anyone up for starting a reclaimed goods stall in the town centre and seeing how quickly we’re politely moved on?

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