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  1. Well if and its a big if.....work starts in late summer it'll only be 2 years late
  2. I'll believe it when its all completed..........phase 1 & 2
  3. Seems to have gone very quiet after all the fencing went up before Christmas
  4. "Majority slashed" is an understatement.........10435 in 2017......814 in 2019
  5. He comes across as a pompous idiot
  6. So....any thoughts on Dec 12th.....is slippery Lavery big majority going to be slashed
  7. So i see Aldi are coming to town.....https://www.advancenorthumberland.co.uk/news. I could be wrong but cant see Morrison's being around for too long after they open
  8. Probably the same little ba5tard5 who cause havoc all over Bedlington...........find and birch them........but no doubt the little darlings will be slapped on the wrist
  9. Hasn't worked for months on my win 10 laptop
  10. Nice ......fingers crossed for fantastic weather that weekend
  11. I've said it before and i will say it again there is no space for 3 supermarkets in Bedlington.......Northumberland Council/Arch/Advance Northumberland or whoever should have tried to tempt Morrison's with free/reduced rent/rates etc to move to new development The current Morrison's shop would be easy to find new tenant/owner as it could changed to 2/3 smaller units if necessary, no other food retailers will come to Bedlington now that Aldi (allegedly) have pulled the plug.To be honest i fully expect the site will be completed eventually but it will be all cheap housing and car park
  12. So its now Feb 19th and the Christmas tree is still up.........are we using it again this year to save money😀
  13. I agree with you.......but who is going to fill all those shops as well as the empty units on the front street
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. still nothing.......it'll sort itself out eventually
  17. Must just be me then....tried on different browsers and no joy
  18. 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
  19. rosco

    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
  20. rosco

    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
  21. rosco

    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
  22. 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
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