Anger at clo­sure of Oban Lad­brokes shop

The Oban Times - - News -

MEM­BERS of the bet­ting pub­lic have in­formed The Oban

Times that a branch of Lad­brokes on Oban’s Steven­son Street is to close.

The com­pany was un­avail­able for com­ment at the time of go­ing to press.

A per­son, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘I and ev­ery other cus­tomer I’ve spo­ken to are out­raged that this shop is clos­ing and in­stead it [ Lad­brokes] is keep­ing the small shop open.

‘But we’re more an­noyed at the way the staff in the big­ger shop are be­ing cast off with­out a sec­ond thought. The staff in ques­tion are the rea­son many of us still go to Lad­brokes.

‘They’re hard work­ing, ex­tremely help­ful and nice peo­ple who make you feel wel­come and have a great craic with reg­u­lars.

‘When this shop closes and the staff leave, my­self and many cus­tomers will also leave.

‘I will def­i­nitely be sad on July 18 as the doors shut for the fi­nal time.’

The Steven­son Street out­let is marked for clo­sure.

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