The lights are on, but no-one’s in

We’re always puzzled when a shop closes but the lights stay on – sometimes for months.  Who pays the electricity bill?  Perhaps no-one?  Anyway, the former BHS shop has been brightly lit lately when we’ve walked by.  It’s completely empty, though.

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8 thoughts on “The lights are on, but no-one’s in

      • Yes. The building was explicitly bought as an investment. Which raises an interesting question: is it better to invest in Camberley – which the Local Enterprise Partnership recently described as a town with problems – or in somewhere like Basingstoke (or Guildford or Woking or Farnborough) which is officially a ‘Growth Town’?

  1. The lighting is not the only service still operating at the Cambridge. There is an automatic watering system for the hanging baskets which still operates early each morning.

    • I imagine the invitations will have been issued already. The council bought the whole building (at our expense) as an investment and it won’t want it to be empty for any length of time.

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