Poundstretcher boosts Hatfield town centre economy

The recent opening of the new Poundstretcher store in Hatfield Town Centre was marked with a special photo call to celebrate the new retail offering in White Lion Square.

Councillors and the area manager outside Poundstretcher

Poundstretcher Area Manager Lee Haverson joined the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Cllr Barbara Fitzsimon, Leader of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Cllr Tony Kingsbury, council Chief Exec Ka Ng, Cllr Stephen Boulton and officers for the photo before welcoming them in-store for a browse!

Cllr Stephen Boulton, Deputy leader of the council and Executive Member, Resources and Planning, said:

This store is a welcome addition to the town centre, going hand in hand with the continued regeneration of the area, and the fantastic looking square! I'm delighted at how popular the store is already, with the steady stream of customers evident today, and it will be a great boost for the local economy.

Area Manager Lee Haverson, who also oversees stores in Kent, Essex and North London, said, "It's great to be able to provide more jobs to local people. We've worked hard to make the store a key destination for shoppers, with a vast range of products that will have a broad appeal. It's also great to be in the heart of the town centre, particularly for our customers who relish that convenience, particularly for our older or less mobile customers".

Shopper Juliette Power said, "There's so much going on here [Hatfield] right now. The store is nice and bright, the aisles are spacious, and the staff are friendly. It saves you a few pence, too, which is really needed at the moment!"