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  1. So its now Feb 19th and the Christmas tree is still up.........are we using it again this year to save money😀
  2. I agree with you.......but who is going to fill all those shops as well as the empty units on the front street
  3. To be honest after shopping in Morpeth town centre and Cramlington manor walks today we may as well just build houses and a pub on the land There has been an increase in empty shops in Morpeth and Cramlington so what hope for us,and lets be honest who is going to take the units on.We don't need a third food retailer/supermarket and if it did go ahead i think a few shops from the high street would move premises leaving more empty shops. Gone are the days when we would get butcher,baker,fruit shop etc.....all we will get is more coffee shops,hair salons,nail bars or takeaways.So we may as well save another year or two of public consultations/strategy meetings etc and just build the houses and pub
  4. We never needed a third supermarket.....Aldi (if rumours were true) have obviously realised this and will probably go elsewhere leaving Bedlington up the creek without a paddle
  5. still nothing.......it'll sort itself out eventually
  6. Must just be me then....tried on different browsers and no joy
  7. Anybody know whats opening.......fingers crossed its not cafe/takeaway/barbers/hairdressers/nail bar/beauty salon/tattoo parlor......but its a fair bet it will be one of those
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    Contractor chosen for major scheme

    Sorry to be picky here but Tesco would have had a new store built long before they announced closures if they had got plans approved
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    Contractor chosen for major scheme

    The way i understood it was some numpty decided the old buildings were worthy of some sort of listing even though one of them had a horrible 60s facade covering the original building.Tesco were quoted stupid amounts to knock down/expand into the Coop building which would have resulted in a shop which still would have needed two entrances to accommodate the rear car park. If they hadn't been blocked from knocking down the entire site when the wanted a new shop would have been on the site when they announced 40 shops were closing.The Bedlington shop was was hitting its targets and more but was put on the closure list because the entire building was literally falling down (major leaks in roofs and damp issue in upper floors) and would cost a fortune to repair/bodge "The way this development has been set up means only the units which have agreed tenants will be built, thats one of the reasons its taken so long"......well its going to take an awful long time to build then
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    Contractor chosen for major scheme

    Was discussing this in pub over the weekend and most of us came to the conclusion this development is going to be a failure.......main thing we all agreed on was who on earth is going to take on all the small units If Tesco had been allowed to knock down the old presto and coop and build new supermarket there would have been a few small units at the front as oppose to this new development which has loads of small shops.And bearing in mind we don't need any more of the shops i mentioned in previous post we really struggled to think of any new uses for those small shops So no doubt the council will be back slapping & congratulating themselves this is doomed to failure and will result in more empty shops in Bedlington
  11. rosco

    Contractor chosen for major scheme

    Pleased its going ahead but i'm worried about the calibre of shops that will be opened as we don,t need any more cafes,takeaways,hairdressers,barber shops,tattoo parlours,beauty salons,nail bars & mini marts Aldi are the big food retailer fair enough.....but who else is going to take up the rest of the shops,we keep hearing about well known high street retailers coming to bedlington but cant for the life of me think who would come here.Knowing our luck the big names will be a Costa Coffee & Clinton's cards instead of butchers bakers & candlestick maker (yeh i know) We've lived here since early 90s https://www.bedlington.co.uk/forums/topic/6015-closed-shops/?tab=comments#comment-60802 Sadly out of town/internet shopping has cause the decline and it will be very hard to get back,but we don't want /need anymore shops I've mentioned above.Iceland would be good,Wilkinson's would be good but that still leaves an awful lot of small shops to fill.....If only the council had pulled its finger out and approved the Tesco redevelopment when it had the chance rather than fanny on for years
  12. It may have been early 50s when people had nowt.......but they look a happy bunch.......i sometimes wish things were like that now.....and i was born in 62
  13. Lots of small independent shops........that would all be closed down now......or numerous takeaways,hairdressers,beauty salons or tattoo shops
  14. Please can you take those god awful plastic hanging baskets down
  15. So when would you hope the Town Centre redevelopment gets started
  16. Hope they manage to get sorted out.....far to many little scumbags getting away with murder around here at the moment.probably the same ar5eholes who smashed all the refrigeration units at the back of Lidl a few weeks back
  17. Soon to be evicted.......to the joy of the neighbours but some other poor sod will eventually have them next door
  18. Heaven forbid......wash your mouth out with soap for suggesting such a thing
  19. As long as the new shops don't include nail salon,hair dresser/barbers,cafet,tattoo studio or takeaway shop we might be ok but to be honest I think we'll get at least 2 more
  20. I hope I'm wrong.....but let's see in 5 yrs time if all three are still here and more importantly thriving I think a better solution would have been an Iceland or Morrisons move to the new site and Iceland move into old shop
  21. You can't compare Bedlington to a Scandinavian town
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