Hinckley’s brand new RSPCA charity shop poised to open its doors next month

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 August 2022

HINCKLEY’S newest charity shop is aiming to set up shop and open to members of the public in September.

The former Mind store (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: RSPCA)

That is according to the RSPCA, who told the Hinckley Free Press that they are looking to officially open the doors to their new shop inside the former Mind unit on Castle Street next month.

Over the course of recent weeks, contractors have been spotted inside the unit painting and decorating, with covers laid down as they painted the interior.

The Hinckley Free Press previously approached the RSPCA about setting up shop in town – and they stated that it was originally set to open ‘across the next few weeks’ in June, showing that the plans have been somewhat delayed.

They further stressed that the manager and volunteers will be given a chance to remain.

They said: “We have asked the Mind shop’s previous manager if she would like to work for us and she has agreed, so the manager will remain the same person at these premises. This means that the Mind shop’s loyal shop volunteers are going to be happy to continue. “We are very excited by this new charity retail premises for us.”

When asked about a potential opening date today, an RSPCA spokesperson simply stated: “We hope to be open within a month from now.”

This will mark one of the newest ventures to set up shop on Castle Street.

But, as we previously reported some weeks ago, the former Santander bank branch has been snapped up by an unknown owner, Carphone Warehouse is ‘under offer’ – and so is the former Thorntons chocolatiers.

Dual-branded technology and vape store Techmax and Vapemax opened their doors some time this month inside of the former PDSA charity shop.

Nearby on Regent Street, the old Yorkshire Bank is to become a new real ale bar and entertainment venue. And, Addylline Cafe are in the hiring process.

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