But as of today, it will be only fruit, vegetables and meat that are placed on the scales – when the personal weighing office shuts its doors for the final time.
The office, which has been based below Trading Standards since 1972 and also sells scratch cards and lottery tickets, will be replaced with a consumer advice drop-in service.
Trevor Le Roux, chief officer of Trading Standards, said that the decision to close the office was taken after personal weighing assistant Val Lovell (60) decided to retire
He said: ‘Every States department is looking at what they do in terms of cost-cutting and because of Val’s retirement we looked at the service and made the decision that it was a function that we should cease.
‘The knock-on benefit is that we will move the drop-in consumer advice centre to the ground floor and make it much easier for disabled people to use the service.’