UPDATED: Fishy Fishy goes into administration

Bournemouth Echo: Fishy Fishy goes into administration Fishy Fishy goes into administration

PREMIER quayside restaurant Fishy Fishy in Poole has gone into administration with the loss of 13 jobs.

Staff were called to a meeting this morning where they found out they were out of work with immediate effect.

Managing director James Ginzler told the Echo that a lack of footfall and insufficient repeat custom had sounded the death-knell for the 130-seat restaurant fronting the quay.

“We’ve been working hard to make this work, but the footfall unfortunately isn’t there,” he said.

“When we took the place on two years ago there were all these exciting ideas about what was going to happen here with the shops and so on, but nothing came to fruition. Then the summer was not the best in the world.”

He added: “It came to the stage where we had to look at the long term for the business and whether Poole was the location for us.”

He said the staff, lead by general manager John Daniels, were “an excellent team” who had “worked so hard to make it work”. He said the business would be working with them on references to help them move on.

“We’ve done as much as we can. The customers loved it. Trip Adviser loved it. Everything was great – but you just need that critical mass of people and unfortunately it just hasn’t got it,” he added.

“Poole is a great place in the summer but you’ve got to look at it all year round. We didn’t have the repeat customers coming back in the quantities we needed.”

The restaurant was opened in late 2010 by television’s X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary with business partners James Ginzler and Paul Shovlin.

It followed the success of the Fishy Fishy Brighton restaurant, a separate entity which remains in business.

A spokesperson for Fishy Fishy said: "The Poole restaurant site was rented, within a building which had gone into administration, creating financial issues outside our control. We regrettably have found it impossible to continue to trade in that environment, and have taken the decision to cease trading at our Poole restaurant. The Fishy Fishy restaurant in Brighton is unaffected by this decision."

Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson said: “We’re hugely disappointed to see Fishy Fishy go in to administration. It’s been a great asset to Poole Quay and because of the association with Dermot O’Leary it’s generated quite a bit of interest as well. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a replacement operator in there as soon as possible.

“Our thoughts are with the employees who hopefully will be able to find alternative employment very soon.”

  • THE lack of footfall on Poole Quay and the lower end of the High Street has been an issue for several years.

Toby Chapman, owner of Deli on the Quay next door to Fishy Fishy, said: “It’s tough. Last year we had pretty terrible weather and that keeps people away particularly in the evening.”

He said he was shocked by the news and felt for the team at Fishy Fishy.

“It doesn’t look good in terms of bringing people to the area,” he added.

“We are not seeing any growth in terms of our business, although we are popular.”

Josh Irons, a bosun at Poole Quay Boat Haven opposite the restaurant, said that berth holders had been given a 20 per cent discount there, but the place never seemed busy.

“I’m a bit surprised, but it was never that busy. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone being turned away from there.”

Ian Kitching, a computer programmer from Hamworhty, said: “We’ve lived here 12 years and when we first came it was quite a vibrant place but it’s gone down over the last four or five years.”

He added: “It’s the same on the old High Street –there’re some lovely restaurants, but they just don’t seem to pull the trade in.”

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3:50pm Mon 21 Jan 13

alanbuckley says...

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust alanbuckley
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3:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

mikeba says...

Just have to stick to X-Factor
Just have to stick to X-Factor mikeba
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4:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

suzigirl says...

Probably the fish was too dear!
Probably the fish was too dear! suzigirl
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4:13pm Mon 21 Jan 13

B.F.G says...

A shame as the food and service was very good on my couple of visits.
A shame as the food and service was very good on my couple of visits. B.F.G
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4:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

localmummy says...

Shame as it was a really nice restaurant, but just a terrible location!
Shame as it was a really nice restaurant, but just a terrible location! localmummy
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4:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Bournemouthstorm says...

The Fishy Fishy in Brighton is always very busy and you have to wait to get a table. Not the footfall on Poole Quay to sustain the Fishy Fishy here.
The Fishy Fishy in Brighton is always very busy and you have to wait to get a table. Not the footfall on Poole Quay to sustain the Fishy Fishy here. Bournemouthstorm
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5:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

benjamin says...

With plans for further eating establishments opening up on the waterside developement between the two bridges. The Quay and lower High Street restaurants will suffer even more.
With plans for further eating establishments opening up on the waterside developement between the two bridges. The Quay and lower High Street restaurants will suffer even more. benjamin
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5:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

let-it-loose says...

Very sad news. Unfortunately Fishy Fishy did not do their research. Most businesses on Poole Quay are struggling and those that survive own the freeholds of their premises. The ones making money are owner operators able to understand and work the seasonal lift and Winter downturn. 12 years ago a chap at the Council won a big award for designing the new sea wall, which of course was and is required. However, the sea wall also meant curtains to probably 100 parking spaces along the Quay ( yes, outside Fishy Fishy too ) which faced out to Brownsea Island and over a very beautiful harbour. Residents and visitors could drive on to the Quay and park up facing the water. This made the Quay accessible and created footfall. Outside the Summer there was always a chance of a space and no need to drive in to a concrete car park of several floors, The way the seawall was designed meant no more parking on Poole Quay. This never had to happen but was the first and biggest nail in the coffin. Nail Number 2 was hammered in by Peter Mills when he redeveloped Poole Pottery. Nail Number 3? Perhaps the closure of the Aquarium/Model Railway Complex. Nail Number 4. Mr Carr's involvement in the exit of the Aquarium and opening of 2 very poorly operated nightclubs. Mail Number 5. The Government introducing late night licensing laws and Nail Number 6 was probably the recession. On Poole Quay today the sun briefly shone of the world's most beautiful harbour and set on the snow capped Purbeck Hills. There was no one around to see it though as the policies put in to place by Poole Council over the last 12 years have ruined it.
Very sad news. Unfortunately Fishy Fishy did not do their research. Most businesses on Poole Quay are struggling and those that survive own the freeholds of their premises. The ones making money are owner operators able to understand and work the seasonal lift and Winter downturn. 12 years ago a chap at the Council won a big award for designing the new sea wall, which of course was and is required. However, the sea wall also meant curtains to probably 100 parking spaces along the Quay ( yes, outside Fishy Fishy too ) which faced out to Brownsea Island and over a very beautiful harbour. Residents and visitors could drive on to the Quay and park up facing the water. This made the Quay accessible and created footfall. Outside the Summer there was always a chance of a space and no need to drive in to a concrete car park of several floors, The way the seawall was designed meant no more parking on Poole Quay. This never had to happen but was the first and biggest nail in the coffin. Nail Number 2 was hammered in by Peter Mills when he redeveloped Poole Pottery. Nail Number 3? Perhaps the closure of the Aquarium/Model Railway Complex. Nail Number 4. Mr Carr's involvement in the exit of the Aquarium and opening of 2 very poorly operated nightclubs. Mail Number 5. The Government introducing late night licensing laws and Nail Number 6 was probably the recession. On Poole Quay today the sun briefly shone of the world's most beautiful harbour and set on the snow capped Purbeck Hills. There was no one around to see it though as the policies put in to place by Poole Council over the last 12 years have ruined it. let-it-loose
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5:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Andy-Of-Poole says...

I went their once for someones birthday.
i had fish pie which unfortunately was as bad as the one they mocked on masterchef the night before
I said i wouldn't go back. seems i cant now,
What will become of Poole high street and quay?
fortunately the new 800 berth marina which is on the cards should bring trade back. .
hopefully not too late for some hardworking businesses in the area.
I went their once for someones birthday. i had fish pie which unfortunately was as bad as the one they mocked on masterchef the night before I said i wouldn't go back. seems i cant now, What will become of Poole high street and quay? fortunately the new 800 berth marina which is on the cards should bring trade back. . hopefully not too late for some hardworking businesses in the area. Andy-Of-Poole
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5:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

sofa_king_right says...

Andy-Of-Poole wrote:
I went their once for someones birthday.
i had fish pie which unfortunately was as bad as the one they mocked on masterchef the night before
I said i wouldn't go back. seems i cant now,
What will become of Poole high street and quay?
fortunately the new 800 berth marina which is on the cards should bring trade back. .
hopefully not too late for some hardworking businesses in the area.
I went there once and wasn't impressed, very poor compared to West Beach.
[quote][p][bold]Andy-Of-Poole[/bold] wrote: I went their once for someones birthday. i had fish pie which unfortunately was as bad as the one they mocked on masterchef the night before I said i wouldn't go back. seems i cant now, What will become of Poole high street and quay? fortunately the new 800 berth marina which is on the cards should bring trade back. . hopefully not too late for some hardworking businesses in the area.[/p][/quote]I went there once and wasn't impressed, very poor compared to West Beach. sofa_king_right
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6:52pm Mon 21 Jan 13

elsa19 says...

I agree with everything that let it loose says also the parking charges in and around poole. Around £1.50 for an hr. Sandbanks used to be 50p for all day parking during the winter now £1.50 hr.
I went in to poole before xmas in the evening and was surprised how quiet it was. Come on Poole council wake up.
I agree with everything that let it loose says also the parking charges in and around poole. Around £1.50 for an hr. Sandbanks used to be 50p for all day parking during the winter now £1.50 hr. I went in to poole before xmas in the evening and was surprised how quiet it was. Come on Poole council wake up. elsa19
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7:49pm Mon 21 Jan 13

master plan says...

Pooles dying!!!
Sorry for all the staff that have lost there jobs
Pooles dying!!! Sorry for all the staff that have lost there jobs master plan
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8:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Tripod says...

Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed.
Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed. Tripod
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8:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

daily reporter says...

the building should never be there so well done to everyone who has not visited, keep out of all the shops/resturants in the building and return poole quay to a good happy quay,you cant turn back the clock but you can rebuild the area to its former glory.
the building should never be there so well done to everyone who has not visited, keep out of all the shops/resturants in the building and return poole quay to a good happy quay,you cant turn back the clock but you can rebuild the area to its former glory. daily reporter
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9:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

daily reporter says...

let-it-loose wrote:
Very sad news. Unfortunately Fishy Fishy did not do their research. Most businesses on Poole Quay are struggling and those that survive own the freeholds of their premises. The ones making money are owner operators able to understand and work the seasonal lift and Winter downturn. 12 years ago a chap at the Council won a big award for designing the new sea wall, which of course was and is required. However, the sea wall also meant curtains to probably 100 parking spaces along the Quay ( yes, outside Fishy Fishy too ) which faced out to Brownsea Island and over a very beautiful harbour. Residents and visitors could drive on to the Quay and park up facing the water. This made the Quay accessible and created footfall. Outside the Summer there was always a chance of a space and no need to drive in to a concrete car park of several floors, The way the seawall was designed meant no more parking on Poole Quay. This never had to happen but was the first and biggest nail in the coffin. Nail Number 2 was hammered in by Peter Mills when he redeveloped Poole Pottery. Nail Number 3? Perhaps the closure of the Aquarium/Model Railway Complex. Nail Number 4. Mr Carr's involvement in the exit of the Aquarium and opening of 2 very poorly operated nightclubs. Mail Number 5. The Government introducing late night licensing laws and Nail Number 6 was probably the recession. On Poole Quay today the sun briefly shone of the world's most beautiful harbour and set on the snow capped Purbeck Hills. There was no one around to see it though as the policies put in to place by Poole Council over the last 12 years have ruined it.
well said the whole peter mills big plans and more jobs for poole pottery workers was a big con, i bet there was some very brown suntans in the council chambers that year!
[quote][p][bold]let-it-loose[/bold] wrote: Very sad news. Unfortunately Fishy Fishy did not do their research. Most businesses on Poole Quay are struggling and those that survive own the freeholds of their premises. The ones making money are owner operators able to understand and work the seasonal lift and Winter downturn. 12 years ago a chap at the Council won a big award for designing the new sea wall, which of course was and is required. However, the sea wall also meant curtains to probably 100 parking spaces along the Quay ( yes, outside Fishy Fishy too ) which faced out to Brownsea Island and over a very beautiful harbour. Residents and visitors could drive on to the Quay and park up facing the water. This made the Quay accessible and created footfall. Outside the Summer there was always a chance of a space and no need to drive in to a concrete car park of several floors, The way the seawall was designed meant no more parking on Poole Quay. This never had to happen but was the first and biggest nail in the coffin. Nail Number 2 was hammered in by Peter Mills when he redeveloped Poole Pottery. Nail Number 3? Perhaps the closure of the Aquarium/Model Railway Complex. Nail Number 4. Mr Carr's involvement in the exit of the Aquarium and opening of 2 very poorly operated nightclubs. Mail Number 5. The Government introducing late night licensing laws and Nail Number 6 was probably the recession. On Poole Quay today the sun briefly shone of the world's most beautiful harbour and set on the snow capped Purbeck Hills. There was no one around to see it though as the policies put in to place by Poole Council over the last 12 years have ruined it.[/p][/quote]well said the whole peter mills big plans and more jobs for poole pottery workers was a big con, i bet there was some very brown suntans in the council chambers that year! daily reporter
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9:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The building it's in does look a bit of a bunker. Not got the character of the original old Poole Quay buildings.
Fishy Fishy Brighton is slap bang in the heart of probably the busyest place on the south coast - The Lanes.
The building it's in does look a bit of a bunker. Not got the character of the original old Poole Quay buildings. Fishy Fishy Brighton is slap bang in the heart of probably the busyest place on the south coast - The Lanes. Telscombe Cliffy
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9:42pm Mon 21 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

I am astonished that Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson could make such a comment...after all what does he know. His organisation are partly responsible for the demise of The Quay and the Lower High Street area. Mr Richardson, if you and your staff took a step back and looked at the bigger picture you would realise that the lack of 'appropriate' event marketing and promotion has impacted massively on the footfall that supports local businesses. People have offered some magnificent ideas to you but we all know...it's your ball and nobody else is allowed to play! Well maybe it is about time that a competitor tourist organisation took on the challenge, one that would even be open to tourists on bank holidays and Sundays for a start.
I am astonished that Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson could make such a comment...after all what does he know. His organisation are partly responsible for the demise of The Quay and the Lower High Street area. Mr Richardson, if you and your staff took a step back and looked at the bigger picture you would realise that the lack of 'appropriate' event marketing and promotion has impacted massively on the footfall that supports local businesses. People have offered some magnificent ideas to you but we all know...it's your ball and nobody else is allowed to play! Well maybe it is about time that a competitor tourist organisation took on the challenge, one that would even be open to tourists on bank holidays and Sundays for a start. nobbjockie
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9:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

dinkie123 says...

The problem is the end of town it is...I never venture further than what was the old 'Woolworths' store...mainly because there's no decent shops/shops worth looking at past there, so never bother walking right up to the quay!
The problem is the end of town it is...I never venture further than what was the old 'Woolworths' store...mainly because there's no decent shops/shops worth looking at past there, so never bother walking right up to the quay! dinkie123
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9:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Football banning order yob says...

Clearly it did not have the x factor
Clearly it did not have the x factor Football banning order yob
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10:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Yankee1 says...

Tripod wrote:
Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed.
Lakeside has the footfall (thanks to Asda).

No one goes to Poole Quay to spend ten quid for fish and chips. It can work in Brighton; not Poole.
[quote][p][bold]Tripod[/bold] wrote: Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed.[/p][/quote]Lakeside has the footfall (thanks to Asda). No one goes to Poole Quay to spend ten quid for fish and chips. It can work in Brighton; not Poole. Yankee1
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11:37pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Brock_and_Roll says...

I travel with my family on a regular basis from Brockenhurst on the train down to Poole (my home town) then walk down to the quay. I still think the place has oodles of character compared with say Bournemouth, is alive with history and one can only imagine the "atmosphere" in the old days when there were 3x the number of pubs that there are now.

HOWEVER, like many families I am on a tight budget at present. If we do eat, we all go to the Gurka on the quay - not great food but their eat as much as you like menu for 7 quid or so means that none of us will have to eat again for 2 days! Then perhaps a quid or two each in the amusement arcade and thats our "day out".
I travel with my family on a regular basis from Brockenhurst on the train down to Poole (my home town) then walk down to the quay. I still think the place has oodles of character compared with say Bournemouth, is alive with history and one can only imagine the "atmosphere" in the old days when there were 3x the number of pubs that there are now. HOWEVER, like many families I am on a tight budget at present. If we do eat, we all go to the Gurka on the quay - not great food but their eat as much as you like menu for 7 quid or so means that none of us will have to eat again for 2 days! Then perhaps a quid or two each in the amusement arcade and thats our "day out". Brock_and_Roll
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7:47am Tue 22 Jan 13

Richard 1976 says...

Maybe one of the issues is because Poole Quay really isn't that very nice.. Borough planners of the post war years can be blamed. The town centre as a whole needs a huge re think. The quay lacks anything to act as a magnet to visitors. The pottery is a day out for Doris and her pals, there's little else there.. I'm sorry to sound so negative but times are hard so if I want a decent seafood restaurant I'd visit one in better surroundings. Obviously very sad for the people who are now without a job.
Maybe one of the issues is because Poole Quay really isn't that very nice.. Borough planners of the post war years can be blamed. The town centre as a whole needs a huge re think. The quay lacks anything to act as a magnet to visitors. The pottery is a day out for Doris and her pals, there's little else there.. I'm sorry to sound so negative but times are hard so if I want a decent seafood restaurant I'd visit one in better surroundings. Obviously very sad for the people who are now without a job. Richard 1976
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8:18am Tue 22 Jan 13

justdreaming says...

Maybe the Quay would be more popular if it was a "no traffic " area. That way there would be no frustrated drive thro's.
How about some nice trees, grass and plenty of seating. Give the area a complete make over. Surely its worth considering.
Maybe the Quay would be more popular if it was a "no traffic " area. That way there would be no frustrated drive thro's. How about some nice trees, grass and plenty of seating. Give the area a complete make over. Surely its worth considering. justdreaming
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8:22am Tue 22 Jan 13

sea poole says...

Mr Richardson -right on your doorstep (how embarrassing) and the use of 'hopefully' doesn't sound very convincing or 'hopeful'...
Mr Richardson -right on your doorstep (how embarrassing) and the use of 'hopefully' doesn't sound very convincing or 'hopeful'... sea poole
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9:55am Tue 22 Jan 13

topofall says...

So called 'celebrity' name, tiny portions served up in a posy way for too much money, slow service, awful building! Not surprising at all to hear of it's demise. Poor staff, won't hurt Dermot though!
So called 'celebrity' name, tiny portions served up in a posy way for too much money, slow service, awful building! Not surprising at all to hear of it's demise. Poor staff, won't hurt Dermot though! topofall
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12:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Dr Strangelove says...

nobbjockie wrote:
I am astonished that Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson could make such a comment...after all what does he know. His organisation are partly responsible for the demise of The Quay and the Lower High Street area. Mr Richardson, if you and your staff took a step back and looked at the bigger picture you would realise that the lack of 'appropriate' event marketing and promotion has impacted massively on the footfall that supports local businesses. People have offered some magnificent ideas to you but we all know...it's your ball and nobody else is allowed to play! Well maybe it is about time that a competitor tourist organisation took on the challenge, one that would even be open to tourists on bank holidays and Sundays for a start.
You sound like your clueless. The team under Mr Richardson does do a very good job with limited funds I suspect. Have you looked outside the window we are in a global recession you can't force people to come to poole and spend if they haven't got it. As for a competitor do you really think a private company would do a better and cheaper job, not in rodays climate. Do you own any shares in that famously failing outsourcing company mouchel?
[quote][p][bold]nobbjockie[/bold] wrote: I am astonished that Poole tourism manager Graham Richardson could make such a comment...after all what does he know. His organisation are partly responsible for the demise of The Quay and the Lower High Street area. Mr Richardson, if you and your staff took a step back and looked at the bigger picture you would realise that the lack of 'appropriate' event marketing and promotion has impacted massively on the footfall that supports local businesses. People have offered some magnificent ideas to you but we all know...it's your ball and nobody else is allowed to play! Well maybe it is about time that a competitor tourist organisation took on the challenge, one that would even be open to tourists on bank holidays and Sundays for a start.[/p][/quote]You sound like your clueless. The team under Mr Richardson does do a very good job with limited funds I suspect. Have you looked outside the window we are in a global recession you can't force people to come to poole and spend if they haven't got it. As for a competitor do you really think a private company would do a better and cheaper job, not in rodays climate. Do you own any shares in that famously failing outsourcing company mouchel? Dr Strangelove
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4:16pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Just-an-Opinion says...

well maybe just is one example of proof that the quay and old town needs a new influx of people and perhaps the proposed Marine Center IS just what is needed!!
well maybe just is one example of proof that the quay and old town needs a new influx of people and perhaps the proposed Marine Center IS just what is needed!! Just-an-Opinion
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5:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13

sea poole says...

Dr Strangelove -I don't think the comment was directed towards the staff, it was directed towards the manager. Unless the comments have been taken out of context, read Mr Richardson's words again -how can 'hopefully' be a statement of intent and direction, vision and determination? It's more a plea and the wing of a prayer...
Dr Strangelove -I don't think the comment was directed towards the staff, it was directed towards the manager. Unless the comments have been taken out of context, read Mr Richardson's words again -how can 'hopefully' be a statement of intent and direction, vision and determination? It's more a plea and the wing of a prayer... sea poole
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6:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gggb29 says...

shame fishy fish been shut down, think its 100% disgusting that none of staff members were informed of this. Now all staff out of work, without being given any notice at all or payments which are due to them ie. wages etc.
It's okay for the big men like Dermot O'leary who's just taken on 2 more TV programes. Just goes to show how people with all that money don't care how it may affect the hard working class who struggle each week to even pay their bills. I hope all 3 co owners struggle to sleep at night knowing that they could of at least given staff members notice. Instead of being cowards and leaving them all without an opportunity to look for work.
shame fishy fish been shut down, think its 100% disgusting that none of staff members were informed of this. Now all staff out of work, without being given any notice at all or payments which are due to them ie. wages etc. It's okay for the big men like Dermot O'leary who's just taken on 2 more TV programes. Just goes to show how people with all that money don't care how it may affect the hard working class who struggle each week to even pay their bills. I hope all 3 co owners struggle to sleep at night knowing that they could of at least given staff members notice. Instead of being cowards and leaving them all without an opportunity to look for work. gggb29
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8:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gameon says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Tripod wrote:
Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed.
Lakeside has the footfall (thanks to Asda).

No one goes to Poole Quay to spend ten quid for fish and chips. It can work in Brighton; not Poole.
Its £10. 75 at lakeside expensive but not bad Best by miles is CHEZ FRED different class to the rest of posy lot. The Quay and the old town Finished ruined by dreaming Councillors.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tripod[/bold] wrote: Personally, I much prefer going to Lakeside (by Asda) if you can get in, it's always crowded; the Quay area has too many pubs and people just there to get Rat-@rsed.[/p][/quote]Lakeside has the footfall (thanks to Asda). No one goes to Poole Quay to spend ten quid for fish and chips. It can work in Brighton; not Poole.[/p][/quote]Its £10. 75 at lakeside expensive but not bad Best by miles is CHEZ FRED different class to the rest of posy lot. The Quay and the old town Finished ruined by dreaming Councillors. gameon
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8:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Dr Strangelove says...

sea poole wrote:
Dr Strangelove -I don't think the comment was directed towards the staff, it was directed towards the manager. Unless the comments have been taken out of context, read Mr Richardson's words again -how can 'hopefully' be a statement of intent and direction, vision and determination? It's more a plea and the wing of a prayer...
Well hopefully they will get a new business in there and soon. Hopefully the old staff will get the new jobs from who ever takes the unit over. Hopefully Mr Richardson and department will help the new business make a success of it. Hopefully people will direct there energies to be more constructive and less destructive towards Mr Richardson. Hopefully there is not an agenda to outsource or privatise poole tourism department or even merge it with Bournemouth who waste lots of money for not much return. Hopefully some of the people on hear with negative comments don't run marketing companies who hopefully won't get any council contracts. Hopefully as a taxpayer my tax is not wasted by a private pirate company. Hopefully you could pay extra council tax to help pay for the additional direction, vision and determination that you or others perceive is missing.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Dr Strangelove -I don't think the comment was directed towards the staff, it was directed towards the manager. Unless the comments have been taken out of context, read Mr Richardson's words again -how can 'hopefully' be a statement of intent and direction, vision and determination? It's more a plea and the wing of a prayer...[/p][/quote]Well hopefully they will get a new business in there and soon. Hopefully the old staff will get the new jobs from who ever takes the unit over. Hopefully Mr Richardson and department will help the new business make a success of it. Hopefully people will direct there energies to be more constructive and less destructive towards Mr Richardson. Hopefully there is not an agenda to outsource or privatise poole tourism department or even merge it with Bournemouth who waste lots of money for not much return. Hopefully some of the people on hear with negative comments don't run marketing companies who hopefully won't get any council contracts. Hopefully as a taxpayer my tax is not wasted by a private pirate company. Hopefully you could pay extra council tax to help pay for the additional direction, vision and determination that you or others perceive is missing. Dr Strangelove
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8:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Dr Strangelove says...

This is abit fishy I think I know why people are moaning. It's nothing to do with unemployment or the loss of a business it's to do with their properties not selling and currently falling in value on the quay. So they bought into the dream but its not returned the demanded year capital growth. It would appear Mr Richardson is being used as an escape goat for other people's bad financial judgement who got greedy expecting to sit back and rake in the the cash, how lazy to blame and how selFISH some on hear are...
This is abit fishy I think I know why people are moaning. It's nothing to do with unemployment or the loss of a business it's to do with their properties not selling and currently falling in value on the quay. So they bought into the dream but its not returned the demanded year capital growth. It would appear Mr Richardson is being used as an escape goat for other people's bad financial judgement who got greedy expecting to sit back and rake in the the cash, how lazy to blame and how selFISH some on hear are... Dr Strangelove
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2:18am Wed 23 Jan 13

guisselle says...

What a shame I thought it had potential
as well as having Dermot O'leary on
board whom I admire a lot! Lets hope
Mr Richardson will rise above this
disappointment.
What a shame I thought it had potential as well as having Dermot O'leary on board whom I admire a lot! Lets hope Mr Richardson will rise above this disappointment. guisselle
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3:13pm Wed 23 Jan 13

guisselle says...

I do remember when there was an
Aquarium on the Quay and model
railway, used to take my son,
a great family attraction. There is a lot
of restaurants on the Quay so people
obviously have choices!
I do remember when there was an Aquarium on the Quay and model railway, used to take my son, a great family attraction. There is a lot of restaurants on the Quay so people obviously have choices! guisselle
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12:15am Thu 24 Jan 13

gggb29 says...

I don't admire Dermot O'leary... He made 13 people without a job, with no notice given to staff. Whom also have families to support. And most importantly staff of fishy fish 100% loved working there.
I don't admire Dermot O'leary... He made 13 people without a job, with no notice given to staff. Whom also have families to support. And most importantly staff of fishy fish 100% loved working there. gggb29
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1:20pm Thu 24 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

Knock down the dolphin centre.
Build new houses on Brown field site.
Raise the High Street to the ground.
Build a new shopping centre 100 yards behind the Quay.
Build a tramway linking Poole and Bournemouth.
Extend M27 from Cadnam to Poole and Bournemouth.
Built a Motorway from M5 at Bristol to Poole.
Footfall problem resolved.
Sorted!
Knock down the dolphin centre. Build new houses on Brown field site. Raise the High Street to the ground. Build a new shopping centre 100 yards behind the Quay. Build a tramway linking Poole and Bournemouth. Extend M27 from Cadnam to Poole and Bournemouth. Built a Motorway from M5 at Bristol to Poole. Footfall problem resolved. Sorted! l'anglais
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