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  1. In 1992/1993 both Safeway/Presto and Keith Pattinson's Market Place had planning applications for shutters refused. Bedlington Conservation Area was listed as a Constraint at the time. Pattinson's were again refused in 1995 and an appeal was dismissed. What appears to be a revised application was accepted in 1996/1997. The early nineties were a time when 'Ram Raids' and the likes were prevalent. Apparently staff at the Granada shop may have nicknamed it 'The Takeaway Shop' after it was raided a couple of times in the space of a week.
  2. In the mid 1980's the Rediffusion Group was broken up and sold off. The TV rental business was acquired by Granada however there is a suggestion by TonyG that the Rediffusion shop may have became NVR owned by the son of Jimmy Millne. Rediffusion would appear to have internal shutters.
  3. http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/WAMDocuments/D321C815-EA4E-45DC-8AFC-B8ED6F646D90_1_0.pdf?nccredirect=1 I think the shutters went up when Zuenziga took over the shop
  4. I believe this may have been one of the first shops to ignore the conservation area shutter restriction.
  5. There is a Shopfront Design Guide for Bedlington from October 2007 that states the following: Shopfront security measures have significant potential to harm the character and appearance of the conservation area, both in terms of roller boxes and the visual impact of grilles and shutters when down. This is particularly true of measures added to existing shopfronts at a later date, as the two are then not designed in harmony. The District Council adopted guidance on this issue for Bedlington Conservation Area in 1998 (see Appendix B ). Link to the full document is below the photograph. http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=d321c815-ea4e-45dc-8afc-b8ed6f646d90&version=-1
  6. Excuse the ignorance but does anyone know if there are any plans for the development of Westridge?
  7. I am sure it will be a great effort by all although it was more than just a litter pick for those that had to tidy the front of the Top Club earlier. Well done
  8. Sounds good to me although do we have to include everyone from Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds. Perhaps only allow people from north of Hadrian's Wall.
  9. I believe there used to be a restriction on shutters on the Front Street at some point. The decline in the quality of the facilities on the street may have coincided with this restriction being lifted. Zuenziga when it was next to the post office was the first I noticed. Perhaps Malcolm could enlighten us re the 'car parts shop next to Tait's' on Glebe Road which has been shuttered up for some time.
  10. Dementia Awareness Week 2015 is taking place from 17th-23rd May and its aim is to get across to as many people as possible that life doesn't end when dementia begins. You can get 2-for-1 tickets to The Alzheimer's Show in London on 5th-6th June by using code AS241. Full price tickets are £10 online/£16 on the door. Tickets The Alzheimer's Show will feature expert speakers, practical talks, activities and products and services to help in the care of those with dementia. I thought posting this under friends and family seemed appropriate however administrators should feel free to move it.
  11. The 5 Cloudbase Angels............Destiny, Harmony, Melody, Rhapsody and Symphony,
  12. There are a number of interesting comments under this topic however if we focus on the one petition it may help get investment. There are only 338 signatures at present and the petition closes at the end of the month.
  13. Perhaps there is an asbestos issue at the premises.
  14. Perhaps not my view however Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until 'women stop getting so drunk'
  15. I think Maggie is correct in that the younger generation do not do First Footing. Perhaps their parents have advised them not go into strangers houses and accept free drinks from older men and women.
  16. Were shops forced out to accommodate Tesco's plans and if they were could they take some action. Not sure if it was Spend & Save that had to move to Prudhoe.
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