Bulldozers move in to knock down shopping precinct for new Tesco store in Kinson

Bournemouth Echo: DEMOLITION TIME: The former shopping precinct and Royal Oak pub in Kinson is being demolished to make way for a supermarket DEMOLITION TIME: The former shopping precinct and Royal Oak pub in Kinson is being demolished to make way for a supermarket

DEMOLITION work is underway to clear a large area at Kinson for the arrival of a new Tesco.

The shopping precinct in Wimborne Road is being knocked down to make way for the building of a supermarket later this year.

Ramesh Lal, chairman of Kinson Business Forum, said traders were pleased that work was finally underway after a long-running controversy.

“I think the general feeling is at last something’s happening. They can see it. The start of demolition came as very good news,” he said.

The plans to demolish the precinct – where businesses included the Co-Op and the Royal Oak pub – were keenly debated in the area.

But Mr Lal said the arguments were now behind them. “We look forward to the future rather than looking backwards,” he added.

Ward councillor Dennis Gritt said he understood Tesco planned to be fully open by Christmas.

“People are saying to me that the sooner it’s done, the better,” he said. “They want to see it up and running so they can use it and they’re very keen to do so.”

Cllr Gritt remains unhappy that Tesco rejected his call to provide a shuttle bus to another supermarket during the building.

The development will also bring money from Tesco towards road improvements around the site, including a new roundabout in front of the supermarket.

The nearby junction was the scene of a horrific road accident earlier this month involving two brothers, aged four and seven, who were crossing the road. Miraculously, they escaped without serious injury.

Bournemouth Borough Council said the work on the road was due to start next month.

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8:34am Sun 16 Mar 14

EGHH says...

At long last, it was an eyesore.
At long last, it was an eyesore. EGHH
  • Score: 6

9:40am Sun 16 Mar 14

glook says...

Im glad to hear that Tesco are bringing monies to improve the roads, as the added traffic will no doubt cause more accidents in the area.
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Bournemouth Plumber
Im glad to hear that Tesco are bringing monies to improve the roads, as the added traffic will no doubt cause more accidents in the area. . Bournemouth Plumber glook
  • Score: 6

9:41am Sun 16 Mar 14

steve518 says...

Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe.
Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe. steve518
  • Score: 19

9:46am Sun 16 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

glook wrote:
Im glad to hear that Tesco are bringing monies to improve the roads, as the added traffic will no doubt cause more accidents in the area.
.
Bournemouth Plumber
But most unfortunately Bournemouth Council Officers will become involved in the design of the new road layout here, so on substantial past evidence a complete disaster awaits!
[quote][p][bold]glook[/bold] wrote: Im glad to hear that Tesco are bringing monies to improve the roads, as the added traffic will no doubt cause more accidents in the area. . Bournemouth Plumber[/p][/quote]But most unfortunately Bournemouth Council Officers will become involved in the design of the new road layout here, so on substantial past evidence a complete disaster awaits! muscliffman
  • Score: 18

10:58am Sun 16 Mar 14

askquestion says...

and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on.

im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.
and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on. im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future. askquestion
  • Score: 2

11:12am Sun 16 Mar 14

Vikki27 says...

askquestion wrote:
and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on.

im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.
I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want.

And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else.

Like I said, they're very clever.
[quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on. im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want. And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else. Like I said, they're very clever. Vikki27
  • Score: 2

11:23am Sun 16 Mar 14

Bourne272 says...

Kinson is horrible so any improvement is better than leaving it as it is now. Tesco brings parking which may improve business for the rest of the tatty shops along that stretch of road. I won't be using the Tesco because going anywhere near Kinson and West Howe depresses me.
Kinson is horrible so any improvement is better than leaving it as it is now. Tesco brings parking which may improve business for the rest of the tatty shops along that stretch of road. I won't be using the Tesco because going anywhere near Kinson and West Howe depresses me. Bourne272
  • Score: 5

1:53pm Sun 16 Mar 14

B.A.T.A.G. says...

steve518 wrote:
Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe.
And hopefully on to where you live Steve 518.
Kinson and West Howe is no worse than any other part of Bournemouth
only it seems that the media is always in this area when anything happens.
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe.[/p][/quote]And hopefully on to where you live Steve 518. Kinson and West Howe is no worse than any other part of Bournemouth only it seems that the media is always in this area when anything happens. B.A.T.A.G.
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Sun 16 Mar 14

askquestion says...

b.a.t.a.g.
i do agree. kinson and west howe are usually last in the queue for some positive media coverage. there are many good people who give up thier valuable time to make everydaylife as pleasant as possible. we are lucky to have nature on our doorsteps, and groups of us spent time and much effort trying to protect them, despite the lack of interest or much needed cash,from some on the council.
so dont disparage this area steve. having travelled many miles through this country, i have seen many and much worse places that i wouldnd wish to live anywhere near. you could always try Bradford !
b.a.t.a.g. i do agree. kinson and west howe are usually last in the queue for some positive media coverage. there are many good people who give up thier valuable time to make everydaylife as pleasant as possible. we are lucky to have nature on our doorsteps, and groups of us spent time and much effort trying to protect them, despite the lack of interest or much needed cash,from some on the council. so dont disparage this area steve. having travelled many miles through this country, i have seen many and much worse places that i wouldnd wish to live anywhere near. you could always try Bradford ! askquestion
  • Score: 8

3:00pm Sun 16 Mar 14

arthur1948 says...

i hope the road system the council is involved in is not like the Ensbury Park
giratory system....i never trust anything this council has a hand in..
i hope the road system the council is involved in is not like the Ensbury Park giratory system....i never trust anything this council has a hand in.. arthur1948
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Sun 16 Mar 14

ellie4224 says...

As they say at work you can't polish a turd
As they say at work you can't polish a turd ellie4224
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

I for one think the Tesco will be good for the area, once it's built, but I will avoid the area while the roadworks are going on as it will be gridlocked round there.
I for one think the Tesco will be good for the area, once it's built, but I will avoid the area while the roadworks are going on as it will be gridlocked round there. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 3

8:07pm Sun 16 Mar 14

High Treason says...

arthur1948 wrote:
i hope the road system the council is involved in is not like the Ensbury Park
giratory system....i never trust anything this council has a hand in..
I find it stupid to only have 2 sets of traffic lights on a 5 way junction. The other 3 junctions are held to ransom by the others using the traffic lights.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: i hope the road system the council is involved in is not like the Ensbury Park giratory system....i never trust anything this council has a hand in..[/p][/quote]I find it stupid to only have 2 sets of traffic lights on a 5 way junction. The other 3 junctions are held to ransom by the others using the traffic lights. High Treason
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Sun 16 Mar 14

carol_uk says...

had to be poxy tescos again,with rip of prices,tesco this and tesco that
had to be poxy tescos again,with rip of prices,tesco this and tesco that carol_uk
  • Score: -5

11:25pm Sun 16 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

Oh what joy... another bloody Tesco infection to suck the life out of the high street and community. What are we doing eh, allowing these multinational conglomerates to spread like a cancer and make each of our towns just a clone of another? I think Tescos should be forced to support the other businesses in Kinson, by paying each of them a fee simply to be there. They rip us off left right and centre. They could easily afford it. Long gone are the days of "pile it high, sell it cheap" as Tescos motto once was... it's now more like "sell it high, pile it (as in construction of loads of tin sheds around the country) cheap"!! These companies are far too powerful. We are doing ourselves no favours in the long run.
Oh what joy... another bloody Tesco infection to suck the life out of the high street and community. What are we doing eh, allowing these multinational conglomerates to spread like a cancer and make each of our towns just a clone of another? I think Tescos should be forced to support the other businesses in Kinson, by paying each of them a fee simply to be there. They rip us off left right and centre. They could easily afford it. Long gone are the days of "pile it high, sell it cheap" as Tescos motto once was... it's now more like "sell it high, pile it (as in construction of loads of tin sheds around the country) cheap"!! These companies are far too powerful. We are doing ourselves no favours in the long run. the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 2

8:57am Mon 17 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Vikki27 wrote:
askquestion wrote:
and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on.

im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.
I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want.

And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else.

Like I said, they're very clever.
What are you implying Vikki27, that Tesco ran those kids down so that they would look like a saviour in the eyes of the public when they improve the road network?
Kinson has been a run down outdated eyesore for many years so I welcome anyone who wants to inject money and bring employment into the area, I don't care which supermarket chain it is. If you don't like it then don't shop there, a virus will only spread if you feed it?
Tesco very nearly pulled out of the deal because of the greedy councils insisted budget for road improvements, i.e. getting Tesco to pay for what the council should be doing anyway, if that had happened now that would have been a travesty!
If you don't like supermarket giants taking over the high street then fine, give up work so that you can spend your days travelling around to the butchers, bakers, veg shop, ironmongers etc, but you'd better cancel that foreign holiday, give up your second car and cancel your SKY subscription because you won't be able to afford it anymore, but thats ok because you'll be too busy washing, ironing, doing the house work, making sure your old mans dinners on the table when he comes home and scrubbing the front step, just like the old days!
[quote][p][bold]Vikki27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on. im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want. And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else. Like I said, they're very clever.[/p][/quote]What are you implying Vikki27, that Tesco ran those kids down so that they would look like a saviour in the eyes of the public when they improve the road network? Kinson has been a run down outdated eyesore for many years so I welcome anyone who wants to inject money and bring employment into the area, I don't care which supermarket chain it is. If you don't like it then don't shop there, a virus will only spread if you feed it? Tesco very nearly pulled out of the deal because of the greedy councils insisted budget for road improvements, i.e. getting Tesco to pay for what the council should be doing anyway, if that had happened now that would have been a travesty! If you don't like supermarket giants taking over the high street then fine, give up work so that you can spend your days travelling around to the butchers, bakers, veg shop, ironmongers etc, but you'd better cancel that foreign holiday, give up your second car and cancel your SKY subscription because you won't be able to afford it anymore, but thats ok because you'll be too busy washing, ironing, doing the house work, making sure your old mans dinners on the table when he comes home and scrubbing the front step, just like the old days! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 3

9:01am Mon 17 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

the_voice_of_reason wrote:
Oh what joy... another bloody Tesco infection to suck the life out of the high street and community. What are we doing eh, allowing these multinational conglomerates to spread like a cancer and make each of our towns just a clone of another? I think Tescos should be forced to support the other businesses in Kinson, by paying each of them a fee simply to be there. They rip us off left right and centre. They could easily afford it. Long gone are the days of "pile it high, sell it cheap" as Tescos motto once was... it's now more like "sell it high, pile it (as in construction of loads of tin sheds around the country) cheap"!! These companies are far too powerful. We are doing ourselves no favours in the long run.
Maybe those that were paid well over the odds to move out would like to share some of their windfall with those businesses that remain...........No? Oh OK then!
[quote][p][bold]the_voice_of_reason[/bold] wrote: Oh what joy... another bloody Tesco infection to suck the life out of the high street and community. What are we doing eh, allowing these multinational conglomerates to spread like a cancer and make each of our towns just a clone of another? I think Tescos should be forced to support the other businesses in Kinson, by paying each of them a fee simply to be there. They rip us off left right and centre. They could easily afford it. Long gone are the days of "pile it high, sell it cheap" as Tescos motto once was... it's now more like "sell it high, pile it (as in construction of loads of tin sheds around the country) cheap"!! These companies are far too powerful. We are doing ourselves no favours in the long run.[/p][/quote]Maybe those that were paid well over the odds to move out would like to share some of their windfall with those businesses that remain...........No? Oh OK then! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

9:15am Mon 17 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Vikki27 wrote:
askquestion wrote: and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on. im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.
I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want. And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else. Like I said, they're very clever.
Your wrong on the road, that has been in the plan for over a year, nothing to do with the accident a 2 weeks ago, bring on Tescos it's what Kinson needs
[quote][p][bold]Vikki27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]askquestion[/bold] wrote: and doubtless all those who have grumbled, and moaned for the past few years will be ,if not first in the queue ! then a regular visitor to tesco. this company so closely matches this government with its greed ethos, and spreading like a cancer into every tiny space on this small island. even on the outer hebrides !!! i can see soon that tescos will be bulldozed to make bigger tescos ! and so on. im more concerned about a badger sett that a few good people are trying to protect. but along with the government, i doubt tesco give a stuff about such animals. hand on heart, i wont be using the shop. i dont now, and can see no reason to do so in future.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. We have so many supermarkets around here already. Tesco are spreading like some sort of a virus. And isn't it clever of them to pay to improve the road, especially at a time when such a bad accident happened? Unfortunately, it's run by a bunch of very savvy business-people and they know exactly how to coerce, manipulate and bulldoze their way to what they want. And yet. I still have to shop there, at least sometimes. And I hate doing it. But they sell things I need and literally cannot get anywhere else. Like I said, they're very clever.[/p][/quote]Your wrong on the road, that has been in the plan for over a year, nothing to do with the accident a 2 weeks ago, bring on Tescos it's what Kinson needs abc100
  • Score: 2

12:29pm Mon 17 Mar 14

TinyLegacy says...

ellie4224 wrote:
As they say at work you can't polish a turd
Actually, you can polish dried Tiger poo.
[quote][p][bold]ellie4224[/bold] wrote: As they say at work you can't polish a turd[/p][/quote]Actually, you can polish dried Tiger poo. TinyLegacy
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

B.A.T.A.G. wrote:
steve518 wrote:
Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe.
And hopefully on to where you live Steve 518.
Kinson and West Howe is no worse than any other part of Bournemouth
only it seems that the media is always in this area when anything happens.
Well said B.A.T.A.G. It is obvious from steve518s comments, he does not have a clue about the area at all. Having lived in West Howe for most of my life, and with family still there, I can list areas of Bournemouth far worse than alleged by steve518. However, such comments are expected on the Echo Forum by those who have such a mundane attitude towards the fellow man.
[quote][p][bold]B.A.T.A.G.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: Hopefully they will be demolishing all of Kinson and they could then move on to West Howe.[/p][/quote]And hopefully on to where you live Steve 518. Kinson and West Howe is no worse than any other part of Bournemouth only it seems that the media is always in this area when anything happens.[/p][/quote]Well said B.A.T.A.G. It is obvious from steve518s comments, he does not have a clue about the area at all. Having lived in West Howe for most of my life, and with family still there, I can list areas of Bournemouth far worse than alleged by steve518. However, such comments are expected on the Echo Forum by those who have such a mundane attitude towards the fellow man. TheDistrict
  • Score: -1

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