Garden Trappings closing down
News that trader Julien Carey has been given notice to quit his Garden Trappings site in Westbury Village has led to an outpouring of support online for the popular businessman.
Julian announced on social media that he will be closing down the first week in January 2020, stating: “I was given ‘Notice to Quit’ over the phone at 3pm this afternoon - 19/11. Did not come as a total surprise as a ‘SOLD’ sign went up on the old Westbury Inks shop next door last Thursday. Wanted me out before but I said that there was no way that I would lose my Christmas trade! So that is the end of another business in the village after over 25 years of trade.”
His statement was greeted with an outpouring of sympathy and lovely comments that he’s found very heartening.
Julian said: “I will be 75 in January and because of my heart attack last October, I am in no place to look for somewhere else. I’m not closing through choice but on reflection it may be a blessing in disguise.
“I’ve been on borrowed time here for about ten years. The whole place is being pulled down and redeveloped. What I object to is the way it was done - on the phone with nothing in writing at all.
“I’ll miss all the people who just come by for a ‘chat’ and may be able to keep a little bit of trade going elsewhere.”