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  1. Your hopeful......4 new retail units....... Aldi plus a new Greggs and a load of flats is probably the best we can hope for, it been a total cock up from start to whenever it finishes
  2. There was never any chance of getting a leisure centre my only grudge with the council is that they didn't approve the Tesco development years ago because of the former Coop building with its listed / historical status. Give it another two years and the rest of the site will be cheap nasty housing because of a combination of fannying about / incompetence by council etc
  3. I forgot the tattoo shops .....we have 3 and every time I've gone past barbers shops at bp garage/todds/market place/old post office/clippers....no more than one person at best On a side note now that Morpeth are building a £21M leisure centre and selling the old one can Bedlington not put a cheeky £1 bid in and demolish/rebuild in the market place😁as we will happily take a 2nd hand leisure centre, it'll sit nicely where the pub that isn't getting built anymore would have been
  4. Back to my original post.......I don't disagree that the high street has changed and the butcher/baker/candlestick maker thing is long gone, and yes there is clearly a market for all theses barbers/nail bars etc but only so many can survive and I think saturation point has been reached. Sadly I think the town centre development site will be the same in a couple of years time and eventually will have cheap housing built on and when I say the site will have cheap housing I mean cheap as in cheap and nasty not affordable. One idea would have been to move the library/doctors etc into a nice new modern building which would take a fair chunk of the land as the originals are out of date and as normal every other town has had/getting new except Bedlington. Tesco wanted to build a new shiny store and a handful of shops but were turned down because the old building was marked as listed/important🤣they also refused to spend major amounts fixing/bodging the leaking roofs/decrepit buildings and eventually decided enough was enough and left even though the old shop was making money. Then a few years down the line the entire site is flattened including the all important former COOP building
  5. If you count up the number of hairdressers/barbers/nail bars/beauty salons in Bedlington main street and just off it comes to about 20 And as regards the town centre development they may as well just build a load of housing on it as nobody else will want to open up a shop because we aren't going to get a leisure facility etc
  6. Shame to see another long established business closing.....so here is the latest betting on the new one opening Hair dresser/Barbers...1/2 Nail Bar... 6/4 Beauty Salon 7/2 Vape Shop...4/1 Cafe...5/1 Anything actually useful...20/1
  7. Got my 6 weekly cut yesterday and Trevor was telling me he's been in his shop for 34 years this month.....well done and hopefully for many more years, many barbers have opened and closed over the years but only the best survive If you need a cut/trim give Trevor or Jill a go
  8. Anybody care to recommend a garage for car repair/service it doesn't need to be main dealer and can be a back street garage I'm just after an honest/fair priced establishment
  9. Work next door the the Aldi store seems to have dried up
  10. Anybody had problems with mobile coverage in the last couple of days in particular Vodafone i did notice lots of vans and work going on at the BT building mobile mast yesterday and wondering if that is the reason
  11. X31/32 bus fare will tumble as well with the competition £7.50 day return at the moment from Ashington to Newcastle
  12. There was a funeral service at St Cuthbert's today must have been 100+ stood together outside church when coffin was being loaded no one wearing a mask
  13. Nice gesture by yourselves but has the scumbag paid any compensation/fines towards the damage and items stolen.....or is/was it a fine which we all know will never be paid
  14. Well if and its a big if.....work starts in late summer it'll only be 2 years late
  15. I'll believe it when its all completed..........phase 1 & 2
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