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Tinetty’s Toys to close down

Published on: 18th February 2014

Tinetty’s Toys in Gaol Lane, Sudbury, has now started a closing down sale expected to run for two weeks before the shop closes for good with the loss of four jobs.tinetty300

The shop has been trading for more than 20 years and has been owned by directors Lynette Harvey and Kristina Read since 2007 when they acquired the business from TM Kingdom, which had itself fallen into administration the previous year. Tinetty’s remained part of Toymaster, of which TM Kingdom was also a member.

However, Chris McKay and Chris Williams from East Anglian insolvency practice McTear Williams & Wood, who were appointed at administrators on February 13th, said the Sudbury store’s sales had been severely affected in recent times by a combination of the economic downturn and a number of local factors.

Mrs Harvey said these had included a loss of footfall for a three-month period last year when access to Gaol Lane from Market Hill was partly obscured by scaffolding and plastic sheeting erected as part of renovation work on the town hall. Last December, she also voiced disappointment that the town council’s Christmas lighting scheme had not extended into Gaol Lane, a decision the council said was due to a combination of funding constraints and technical issues.

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