FALMOUTH'S Poundland store is to reopen on Friday.

The retailer will this week complete the final phase of reopening stores that were placed in hibernation because of lockdown, with Falmouth on the list.

As an essential retailer, the majority of Poundland stores remained open for business during lockdown, but around 100 were 'hibernated' in March if there was another close by or where the shopping centre found it difficult to open.

Since May, stores have been steadily reopening under 'Operation Sleeping Beauty'.

Friday will see 24 stores reopen.

The chain said "robust health and safety measures will operate in all the reopened Poundland stores as they have across all the stores that have remained open".

Poundland retail director Austin Cooke said: “All our colleagues have worked incredibly hard to keep the vast bulk of our stores open and we’re delighted to be welcoming back those in the final phase of our reopening programme.

“We’re pleased that so many of our retail neighbours are reopening too as our customers once again say 'hi' to their high streets.

“While this feels like an important milestone on getting back to normal, it’s important we all maintain the social distancing and hygiene regimes that have helped us shop smart and stay safe.”

The full list of stores reopening:


Harlow Harvey shopping centre

Cardiff Queen Street

Ipswich Sailmakers shopping centre

Walsall Saddlers shopping centre

Luton Arndale shopping centre

Huddersfield New Street

Croydon Whitgift shopping centre

Leeds St Johns shopping centre

Glasgow Trongate

Bury Millgate shopping centre

Glasgow Union Street

Birmingham 76-77 Corporation Street

Falkirk Howgate shopping centre

Nuneaton Market Place

Blackpool 13 Bank Hey Street

Wakefield Ridings shopping centre

Bridgend Adare Street

Cannock shopping centre

Bridgwater Angel Place shopping centre

Coventry Hertford Street

Norwich Anglia Square

Newbury Kennet shopping centre

Meadowhall shopping centre (July 1)

Colchester Retail Park