Asda threaten to pull out if rival store schemes Morrisons and Meteor Retail Park get go-ahead in Christchurch

The plans for the Asda store

The Morrisons scheme at Beagle on Stony Lane

The Meteor Retail Park

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RETAIL giant Asda has threatened to withdraw from a multi-million pound supermarket scheme in Christchurch if two other major stores get the go-ahead at a crucial planning meeting tomorrow.

Developers Quantum issued the ultimatum just two days before the special planning meeting at Christchurch Borough Council which will decide on a scheme for Morrisons at Beagle on Stony Lane and a revised food store scheme for Meteor Retail Park in Somerford.

Both have been recommended for approval. It is the third time the Morrisons application, now revised, will go before councillors.

Quantum’s outline scheme for a food store at Bailey Drive was given permission last year.

In November, they revealed retail giant Asda would be opening at the former MOD site off Barrack Road.

Yesterday, it emerged the Bournemouth-based developers had delivered two large posters to each member of the planning committee detailing reasons why the two other schemes should be refused.

David Hines, CEO of Quantum Group, told the Daily Echo said: “If another supermarket is granted before Asda has even had the chance to put a spade in the ground, ASDA will withdraw and Christchurch will lose hundreds of jobs, 25 affordable new homes, the Bailey Bridge to the countryside, ferry access linking the town centre and West of Christchurch as well as £1million for The Christchurch Foundation Trust among many other community benefits.

“If these applications are granted, everything the community and the council have sought to create at Bailey Drive will be lost, as well as Christchurch’s beloved town centre.”

He said Asda were “dismayed” that Christchurch council would even consider it appropriate for the town’s economy to sustain three new supermarkets having only debated the potential of one more in 2013.

“No one would open a new bakery if several others opened at the same time and in the same area. It essentially renders a business unviable before it has even begun”, he said.

Rivals dismiss plans to scupper development

QUANTUM’S last-ditch attempt to scupper plans for two major supermarkets in Christchurch was dismissed by the rival developers.

The posters put out by Bournemouth-based developers Quantum, were delivered to planning committee members at their homes on Monday evening.

At Thursday’s special planning meeting, chaired by Cllr Colin Jamieson, councillors will decide on detailed plans for a Morrisons at Beagle on Stony Lane and a revised application for a food store at Meteor Retail Park off Somerford Road.

There is already permission for a food store at Meteor Retail Park, but the developers have applied to increase the size of the store by removing two other retail units.

David Hines, CEO of Quantum said: “Quantum Group last night openly hand delivered two summary documents to council members regarding the applications at Stony Lane and Meteor Retail Park.

“These documents illustrate that both applications fail to address a number of areas including a complete disregard for planning law, the inspectorate’s previous decisions or provide any new reason for the committee to change their previous decisions to refuse.

“These summary documents demonstrate, without doubt, that no planning data or information has changed since this authority, its officers and NLP consultants recommended refusal and defended its refusal of the Meteor Retail Park appeal.”

He said consent for either scheme would “destroy” the town centre.

Chris Newsome from Simons Group, speaking on behalf of Morrisons and Beagle said: “The council has worked very hard to ensure that Morrisons will not only help to safeguard and create jobs within the borough, enabling Beagle to continue to grow and create more high-skilled jobs for local people, but will also be a huge benefit to Christchurch bringing millions of pounds back to the actual High Street each year and improving the much needed highways on the A35.

“From the letters of support on file to the public exhibitions we have undertaken, the proposal is clearly popular with the vast majority of Christchurch residents.”

Tom Whitehead, speaking on behalf of Brookhouse, the applicants for Meteor Retail Park said: “The application is a minor change of the existing planning permission.

“The local community wants shopping choice on this side of town, and the jobs created would meet an acute local need."

No planning members were available for comment ahead of Thursday’s meeting.

Keith Mallett, head of legal and democratic services at Christchurch Borough Council, said: “This does not become a material consideration in the planning applications and members would attach no weight to it.”

How the supermarket schemes compare

Morrisons, Beagle, Stony Lane

  • 300 new supermarket jobs
  • 90 new positions at Beagle as well as safeguarding 80 existing jobs
  • £1million roadworks on Stony Lane and roundabout
  • £485,000 for Town Centre Action Plan

Quantum, Bailey Drive

  • Supermarket, health and fitness facility, children’s play park, open spaces, affordable housing. 
  • Create 300 jobs
  • Food store named as Asda
  • Christchurch Foundation Trust set-up giving £1million to community when food store opens
  • Outline permission granted

Meteor Retail Park, Somerford Road

  • Permission granted for food store with two other retail units.
  • Permission sought on Thursday for one large store
  • £500,000 for town centre fund

The Christchurch councillors who will be making the decisions on the supermarket schemes include chairman Colin Jamieson and vice-chairman Claire Bath.

Other members include Peter Hall, Paul Hilliard, Sue Spittle, Lesley Dedman, Myra Mawbey, Fred Neale, Lisle Smith, Tavis Fox and Trevor Watts.

Cllr Bath is portfolio holder for the economy.

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6:02am Wed 22 Jan 14

boscombe78 says...

Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.
Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda. boscombe78
  • Score: 83

6:13am Wed 22 Jan 14

user_name says...

Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home.
Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home. user_name
  • Score: 72

7:02am Wed 22 Jan 14

billy bumble says...

hahahahahah

Welcome to the real commercial world Councillors of Christchurch
hahahahahah Welcome to the real commercial world Councillors of Christchurch billy bumble
  • Score: 4

7:13am Wed 22 Jan 14

rebelred says...

Is it really sustainable for Christchurch to have another 3 supermarkets? Those already established (Waitrose, Co-Op and Sainsburys) must be concerned at the impact these will have on their trade
Is it really sustainable for Christchurch to have another 3 supermarkets? Those already established (Waitrose, Co-Op and Sainsburys) must be concerned at the impact these will have on their trade rebelred
  • Score: 18

7:26am Wed 22 Jan 14

the_baron1 says...

boscombe78 wrote:
Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.
Totally Agree !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]boscombe78[/bold] wrote: Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree !!!!! the_baron1
  • Score: 66

7:32am Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Here we go developers deciding what the town needs.call their bluff .can,t see how Asda is going to improve the image of Christchurch
Here we go developers deciding what the town needs.call their bluff .can,t see how Asda is going to improve the image of Christchurch kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 57

7:36am Wed 22 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

So Tescos on Castle Lane about a mile away has no effect on the proposed Asda and another mile on another Asda Don't worry about Morrisons, its if a Aldi should open that would concern them..
So Tescos on Castle Lane about a mile away has no effect on the proposed Asda and another mile on another Asda Don't worry about Morrisons, its if a Aldi should open that would concern them.. Lord Spring
  • Score: 39

7:53am Wed 22 Jan 14

Dorset Outsider says...

the_baron1 wrote:
boscombe78 wrote:
Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.
Totally Agree !!!!!
Third that!
If Asda threaten that then its not worth having them either. Call their bluff and see if they do pull out. Do we want someone 'helping the community' if they hold the town to ransom like that to get their way? Maybe when asda pull out this scheme, another large business can fill their role.
[quote][p][bold]the_baron1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boscombe78[/bold] wrote: Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree !!!!![/p][/quote]Third that! If Asda threaten that then its not worth having them either. Call their bluff and see if they do pull out. Do we want someone 'helping the community' if they hold the town to ransom like that to get their way? Maybe when asda pull out this scheme, another large business can fill their role. Dorset Outsider
  • Score: 59

8:07am Wed 22 Jan 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

Sounds very much like blackmail to me.
Sounds very much like blackmail to me. Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 55

8:16am Wed 22 Jan 14

Anneaa says...

Dorset Outsider wrote:
the_baron1 wrote:
boscombe78 wrote: Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.
Totally Agree !!!!!
Third that! If Asda threaten that then its not worth having them either. Call their bluff and see if they do pull out. Do we want someone 'helping the community' if they hold the town to ransom like that to get their way? Maybe when asda pull out this scheme, another large business can fill their role.
I agree! Christchurch does not need bully tactics from such a company. It sounds to me that they are afraid of competition. Let the residents of the area decide which supermarket will survive with their foot fall!!
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Outsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the_baron1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boscombe78[/bold] wrote: Please let it be Morrisons that gets it! We don't need another Asda.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree !!!!![/p][/quote]Third that! If Asda threaten that then its not worth having them either. Call their bluff and see if they do pull out. Do we want someone 'helping the community' if they hold the town to ransom like that to get their way? Maybe when asda pull out this scheme, another large business can fill their role.[/p][/quote]I agree! Christchurch does not need bully tactics from such a company. It sounds to me that they are afraid of competition. Let the residents of the area decide which supermarket will survive with their foot fall!! Anneaa
  • Score: 46

8:18am Wed 22 Jan 14

glendower2909 says...

Let's open lots if small bakeries fishmongers butchers etc. do not allow corporate bullies to thrive. In fact perhaps this should be reported to the competition people or at the very least lets have a public burning if thier posters.
Let's open lots if small bakeries fishmongers butchers etc. do not allow corporate bullies to thrive. In fact perhaps this should be reported to the competition people or at the very least lets have a public burning if thier posters. glendower2909
  • Score: 29

8:24am Wed 22 Jan 14

bosco1 says...

I think Asda just dont want the competition , Whats wrong with having a choice as to where to shop. Alot of people just shop in the supermarket nearest to home/work place, Asda is my nearest supermarket at the moment but if another one opened nearer home then I would consider using it.! Yes we do need a Morrisons and I hope they get in.!
I think Asda just dont want the competition , Whats wrong with having a choice as to where to shop. Alot of people just shop in the supermarket nearest to home/work place, Asda is my nearest supermarket at the moment but if another one opened nearer home then I would consider using it.! Yes we do need a Morrisons and I hope they get in.! bosco1
  • Score: 40

8:25am Wed 22 Jan 14

Crank says...

'a complete disregard for planning law' - yep - that's our council!
'a complete disregard for planning law' - yep - that's our council! Crank
  • Score: 18

8:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

sc61 says...

“If these applications are granted, everything the community and the council have sought to create at Bailey Drive will be lost, as well as Christchurch’s beloved town centre.”

For pity's sake.....it's a downmarket* supermarket that's being proposed; not a replica of the Palaces of the Sun King at Versailles. Afraid of some competition are we Walmart? Have some balls councillors and call their bluff.

*Not meant in a pejorative sense
“If these applications are granted, everything the community and the council have sought to create at Bailey Drive will be lost, as well as Christchurch’s beloved town centre.” For pity's sake.....it's a downmarket* supermarket that's being proposed; not a replica of the Palaces of the Sun King at Versailles. Afraid of some competition are we Walmart? Have some balls councillors and call their bluff. *Not meant in a pejorative sense sc61
  • Score: 32

8:34am Wed 22 Jan 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given.
Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given. itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 22

8:38am Wed 22 Jan 14

Carolyn43 says...

So Asda are saying "You must shop with us - you can have no choice." I say "Get lost! How dare you try and dictate to residents where they can and cannot shop."
So Asda are saying "You must shop with us - you can have no choice." I say "Get lost! How dare you try and dictate to residents where they can and cannot shop." Carolyn43
  • Score: 47

8:39am Wed 22 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

A
Silly
Detrimental
Attitude.
A Silly Detrimental Attitude. BIGTONE
  • Score: 31

8:45am Wed 22 Jan 14

B'mth 56 says...

sc61 wrote:
“If these applications are granted, everything the community and the council have sought to create at Bailey Drive will be lost, as well as Christchurch’s beloved town centre.”

For pity's sake.....it's a downmarket* supermarket that's being proposed; not a replica of the Palaces of the Sun King at Versailles. Afraid of some competition are we Walmart? Have some balls councillors and call their bluff.

*Not meant in a pejorative sense
Sounds the best thing that could happen to me. Barrack Road will become another Castle Lane by Castlepoint - oh Asda are there as well. If Asda really cared about the community they would site their stores where there was already proper road infrastructure in place or were able to provide it. If the other 2 feel there is enough room for 3 supermarkets why don't Asda? I thought they liked competition - obviously not.
[quote][p][bold]sc61[/bold] wrote: “If these applications are granted, everything the community and the council have sought to create at Bailey Drive will be lost, as well as Christchurch’s beloved town centre.” For pity's sake.....it's a downmarket* supermarket that's being proposed; not a replica of the Palaces of the Sun King at Versailles. Afraid of some competition are we Walmart? Have some balls councillors and call their bluff. *Not meant in a pejorative sense[/p][/quote]Sounds the best thing that could happen to me. Barrack Road will become another Castle Lane by Castlepoint - oh Asda are there as well. If Asda really cared about the community they would site their stores where there was already proper road infrastructure in place or were able to provide it. If the other 2 feel there is enough room for 3 supermarkets why don't Asda? I thought they liked competition - obviously not. B'mth 56
  • Score: 22

9:17am Wed 22 Jan 14

Controversial But True says...

Christchurch is WAY too posh for an Asda!

Unfortunately from a pricing point of view, Asda win!
Christchurch is WAY too posh for an Asda! Unfortunately from a pricing point of view, Asda win! Controversial But True
  • Score: -9

9:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given.
And so is Bargates/Fairmile, imagine what that will be like when all the non-shoppers use that route to avoid Barrack Road.
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given.[/p][/quote]And so is Bargates/Fairmile, imagine what that will be like when all the non-shoppers use that route to avoid Barrack Road. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 17

9:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

woby_tide says...

Bournemouth Ohec wrote:
Sounds very much like blackmail to me.
Quantum showing their true colours really. If they'd pulled their finger out they could have had a full planning application in the pipeline already. Their spin takes some beating though

"A Bailey Bridge to the countryside" - that'll be Iford Rec and having to dodge dog mess with every step. Very country.

At least the other developers all wised up and offered their own palm greasing sweeteners.

Similar to Bournemouths opposing Cinema schemes, approve all the schemes and let the first one to actually deliver reap the rewards of opening. That will then kill the other applications as they say and they can move on and look at alternative uses. How about some leisure facilities instead. An Imax, an Ice Rink, an Odeon.....
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth Ohec[/bold] wrote: Sounds very much like blackmail to me.[/p][/quote]Quantum showing their true colours really. If they'd pulled their finger out they could have had a full planning application in the pipeline already. Their spin takes some beating though "A Bailey Bridge to the countryside" - that'll be Iford Rec and having to dodge dog mess with every step. Very country. At least the other developers all wised up and offered their own palm greasing sweeteners. Similar to Bournemouths opposing Cinema schemes, approve all the schemes and let the first one to actually deliver reap the rewards of opening. That will then kill the other applications as they say and they can move on and look at alternative uses. How about some leisure facilities instead. An Imax, an Ice Rink, an Odeon..... woby_tide
  • Score: 10

9:31am Wed 22 Jan 14

The Liberal says...

It seems that Asda may be adopting the well-documented bully-boy tactics of its parent company Wal-Mart. I am a regular customer, but I may shop elsewhere after this. See, Asda bosses, you're not the only ones who can threaten to withdraw their goodwill – customers can do it too.
It seems that Asda may be adopting the well-documented bully-boy tactics of its parent company Wal-Mart. I am a regular customer, but I may shop elsewhere after this. See, Asda bosses, you're not the only ones who can threaten to withdraw their goodwill – customers can do it too. The Liberal
  • Score: 30

9:39am Wed 22 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Pull out then, big is not always best, don't threaten the residence of Christchurch. And don't expect everything to go your way. ASDA may be part of the big American conglomerate Walmart, but this is the Uk not the USA.
Pull out then, big is not always best, don't threaten the residence of Christchurch. And don't expect everything to go your way. ASDA may be part of the big American conglomerate Walmart, but this is the Uk not the USA. skydriver
  • Score: 32

9:50am Wed 22 Jan 14

David_Ross says...

I live in Throop. I will make the trip over to a Morrisons but not to another ASDA when there is one at Castlepoint.

So if I had a vote on this it would be for variety (and having been to large Morrisons in other towns I reckon a new large one would be an asset to the conurbation)
I live in Throop. I will make the trip over to a Morrisons but not to another ASDA when there is one at Castlepoint. So if I had a vote on this it would be for variety (and having been to large Morrisons in other towns I reckon a new large one would be an asset to the conurbation) David_Ross
  • Score: 25

9:51am Wed 22 Jan 14

Shelleyxch says...

I think impact on traffic has to be the decider. Travelling through Christchurch along Barrack road is a chore. I avoid castle lane if possible.
The Somerford road option would be ideal for Aldi. It is unsightly and unused and would bridge the gap between lidl and sainsburys.
I think impact on traffic has to be the decider. Travelling through Christchurch along Barrack road is a chore. I avoid castle lane if possible. The Somerford road option would be ideal for Aldi. It is unsightly and unused and would bridge the gap between lidl and sainsburys. Shelleyxch
  • Score: 14

9:59am Wed 22 Jan 14

Dorset Outsider says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given.
And so is Bargates/Fairmile, imagine what that will be like when all the non-shoppers use that route to avoid Barrack Road.
And all the cut through roads in between the two, which are mostly residential.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: Barrack road is a nightmare at the best of times, I hope a study of the potential impact this major development will have on local infrastructure before any permission is given.[/p][/quote]And so is Bargates/Fairmile, imagine what that will be like when all the non-shoppers use that route to avoid Barrack Road.[/p][/quote]And all the cut through roads in between the two, which are mostly residential. Dorset Outsider
  • Score: 9

10:01am Wed 22 Jan 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

The first supermarket to incorporate a wetherspoons should clinch it, the pensioners would love it!
The first supermarket to incorporate a wetherspoons should clinch it, the pensioners would love it! The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 13

10:05am Wed 22 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :)
Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :) retry69
  • Score: -1

10:17am Wed 22 Jan 14

woby_tide says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
The first supermarket to incorporate a wetherspoons should clinch it, the pensioners would love it!
Wetherspoons are more interested in the corner of Sopers Lane/Roundabout
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: The first supermarket to incorporate a wetherspoons should clinch it, the pensioners would love it![/p][/quote]Wetherspoons are more interested in the corner of Sopers Lane/Roundabout woby_tide
  • Score: -1

10:17am Wed 22 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :)
He looking for a Netto.store
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :)[/p][/quote]He looking for a Netto.store Lord Spring
  • Score: -4

10:21am Wed 22 Jan 14

TheDistrict says...

Asda, its called commercial retail competition. Get use to it, or withdraw. Simples
Asda, its called commercial retail competition. Get use to it, or withdraw. Simples TheDistrict
  • Score: 11

10:30am Wed 22 Jan 14

jacs140@btinternet.com says...

Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days. jacs140@btinternet.com
  • Score: -28

10:33am Wed 22 Jan 14

twynham says...

jacs140@btinternet.c
om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
I'm not going that far to do my shopping!
[quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]I'm not going that far to do my shopping! twynham
  • Score: 24

10:44am Wed 22 Jan 14

old duffa says...

ceo david hines

for fook sake who does he think he is,

we dont need a asda there anyway
morrisons yes
asda would be more suited for the somerford site

hope all 3 get granted to get thing moving in christchurch
ceo david hines for fook sake who does he think he is, we dont need a asda there anyway morrisons yes asda would be more suited for the somerford site hope all 3 get granted to get thing moving in christchurch old duffa
  • Score: -1

10:50am Wed 22 Jan 14

TWERLY says...

Hmmmm With all the other planning/development
s in and around the Bournemouth in chaos then it sounds like your planners/councillors
/local government depts. down there are all in meltdown !! They will all be going off on sick leave because of all the stress they are coming under !!!!! Awe what a shame !! Who feels sorry for them
Hmmmm With all the other planning/development s in and around the Bournemouth in chaos then it sounds like your planners/councillors /local government depts. down there are all in meltdown !! They will all be going off on sick leave because of all the stress they are coming under !!!!! Awe what a shame !! Who feels sorry for them TWERLY
  • Score: 1

11:02am Wed 22 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :)
He looking for a Netto.store
I think they run one in Bere Regis :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Come on Nicky and George you are slow this morning :)[/p][/quote]He looking for a Netto.store[/p][/quote]I think they run one in Bere Regis :) retry69
  • Score: -5

11:05am Wed 22 Jan 14

uvox44 says...

Just how many supermarkets do we "need"? ! We have replaced a sense of community and a slower pace of life with the new religion of mass consumerism and everyone tearing around getting irritable with each other (even on a weekend)- utter madness!
Just how many supermarkets do we "need"? ! We have replaced a sense of community and a slower pace of life with the new religion of mass consumerism and everyone tearing around getting irritable with each other (even on a weekend)- utter madness! uvox44
  • Score: 21

11:07am Wed 22 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

David Hines CEO of Quantum does a a GERALD RATNER I trust the mythical Asda are reading this it won't be the other food stores that stop Asda but his incompetence that's if Asda ever really existed which we all doubt it's been Quantum smoke and mirrors all along and finally they catch themselves out. Hooray for David Hines ex CEO of Quantum .

Christchurch people don't appreciate liars, cheats and bullies!!!
David Hines CEO of Quantum does a a GERALD RATNER I trust the mythical Asda are reading this it won't be the other food stores that stop Asda but his incompetence that's if Asda ever really existed which we all doubt it's been Quantum smoke and mirrors all along and finally they catch themselves out. Hooray for David Hines ex CEO of Quantum . Christchurch people don't appreciate liars, cheats and bullies!!! Beaglesupporter
  • Score: 3

11:28am Wed 22 Jan 14

woby_tide says...

"Christchurch people don't appreciate liars, cheats and bullies!!!"

Yeah we normally elect them rather than appreciate them
"Christchurch people don't appreciate liars, cheats and bullies!!!" Yeah we normally elect them rather than appreciate them woby_tide
  • Score: 25

11:38am Wed 22 Jan 14

BmthNewshound says...

Its democratically elected councillors who should decide on planning applications not a US owned corporate giant..
.
The threat by Wal-Mart owned Asda is nothing short of blackmail. Backing the Quantum/Morrisons scheme appears to make sense as this will not only create new jobs at the supermarket by safeguard skilled well paid jobs at Beagle which benefits the wider local economy.
Its democratically elected councillors who should decide on planning applications not a US owned corporate giant.. . The threat by Wal-Mart owned Asda is nothing short of blackmail. Backing the Quantum/Morrisons scheme appears to make sense as this will not only create new jobs at the supermarket by safeguard skilled well paid jobs at Beagle which benefits the wider local economy. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 12

11:40am Wed 22 Jan 14

delta3 says...

Typical arrogant American drivel. If Walmart cannot stand the competition then so be it. A Morrisons would be better for most rather then another chavie Asda
Typical arrogant American drivel. If Walmart cannot stand the competition then so be it. A Morrisons would be better for most rather then another chavie Asda delta3
  • Score: 13

11:43am Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

jacs140@btinternet.c
om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
But it,s long way to go for a pint of milk
[quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]But it,s long way to go for a pint of milk kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

12:02pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

twynham wrote:
jacs140@btinternet.c

om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
I'm not going that far to do my shopping!
Classic, best one liner for ages
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]I'm not going that far to do my shopping![/p][/quote]Classic, best one liner for ages Lord Spring
  • Score: 9

12:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Kiki1973 says...

I know its pie-in-the-sky, but wouldn't it be lovely if the space was used as a permanent farmers market? A covered area where there's a series of independent butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, green grocers.... I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be nice to have that in Christchurch? I'd go out of my way (I'm in town centre Bournemouth) for that, without question.
I know its pie-in-the-sky, but wouldn't it be lovely if the space was used as a permanent farmers market? A covered area where there's a series of independent butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, green grocers.... I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be nice to have that in Christchurch? I'd go out of my way (I'm in town centre Bournemouth) for that, without question. Kiki1973
  • Score: 25

12:19pm Wed 22 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

ASDA, because you're too steak and kidney lock opener to shop at Sainsbury or Tesco....
ASDA, because you're too steak and kidney lock opener to shop at Sainsbury or Tesco.... speedy231278
  • Score: -8

12:25pm Wed 22 Jan 14

nicki r says...

They could still build the houses and park on the Asda site, this would bring more people visiting the town centre. Morrisons would provide a much needed supermarket as they are already building retirement homes on Stony Lane so the residents would appreciate this. And as for Quantum making a comment about bakeries, it is the supermarkets who put them out of business!!!!! Look at Avon Vale Bakery and Tanners!!!
They could still build the houses and park on the Asda site, this would bring more people visiting the town centre. Morrisons would provide a much needed supermarket as they are already building retirement homes on Stony Lane so the residents would appreciate this. And as for Quantum making a comment about bakeries, it is the supermarkets who put them out of business!!!!! Look at Avon Vale Bakery and Tanners!!! nicki r
  • Score: 14

12:28pm Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral
Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 18

12:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

twynham wrote:
jacs140@btinternet.c

om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
I'm not going that far to do my shopping!
Dear Twynham

I have to say you made me chuckle today, makes a nice change
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]I'm not going that far to do my shopping![/p][/quote]Dear Twynham I have to say you made me chuckle today, makes a nice change Beaglesupporter
  • Score: 0

12:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

richardcompton3 says...

Let them pull out. We already have two ASDA's in nearby Bournemouth. Its about time the councils stood up to ASDA and see them for what the are, petulant children. Pass Morrisons, by far the best supermarket!!!!!
Let them pull out. We already have two ASDA's in nearby Bournemouth. Its about time the councils stood up to ASDA and see them for what the are, petulant children. Pass Morrisons, by far the best supermarket!!!!! richardcompton3
  • Score: 17

12:39pm Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

speedy231278 wrote:
ASDA, because you're too steak and kidney lock opener to shop at Sainsbury or Tesco....
Right ??????
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: ASDA, because you're too steak and kidney lock opener to shop at Sainsbury or Tesco....[/p][/quote]Right ?????? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

12:52pm Wed 22 Jan 14

GarrySibbald says...

This heavy handed tactic surely scores an "own goal" for Quantum as it now puts the council in a difficult position to refuse the other applications for fear of displaying both weakness and favouritism.
This heavy handed tactic surely scores an "own goal" for Quantum as it now puts the council in a difficult position to refuse the other applications for fear of displaying both weakness and favouritism. GarrySibbald
  • Score: 6

12:55pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Christchurch_BH23 says...

The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on.
The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on. Christchurch_BH23
  • Score: 9

1:04pm Wed 22 Jan 14

twynham says...

Beaglesupporter wrote:
twynham wrote:
jacs140@btinternet.c


om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
I'm not going that far to do my shopping!
Dear Twynham

I have to say you made me chuckle today, makes a nice change
Methinks you'll be smiling after tomorrow's meeting as well now that Quantum have thrown their toys out of the pram.
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Unlike those of us who will have to put up with 70,000 car journeys per week to Stony Lane.
[quote][p][bold]Beaglesupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]I'm not going that far to do my shopping![/p][/quote]Dear Twynham I have to say you made me chuckle today, makes a nice change[/p][/quote]Methinks you'll be smiling after tomorrow's meeting as well now that Quantum have thrown their toys out of the pram. . Unlike those of us who will have to put up with 70,000 car journeys per week to Stony Lane. twynham
  • Score: 7

1:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral
If the electors want class, why are they asking for Morrisons?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral[/p][/quote]If the electors want class, why are they asking for Morrisons? speedy231278
  • Score: -4

1:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

speedy231278 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral
If the electors want class, why are they asking for Morrisons?
Good point
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Hope the council has read the responses to ASDA threatening to throw there toy,s out the pram.It would appear the electors would prefer a supermarket with some class.an not some dreadful American love child that I believe is the biggesr supplier of ammunition for rifles in the states.so not only tacky but immoral[/p][/quote]If the electors want class, why are they asking for Morrisons?[/p][/quote]Good point kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

1:48pm Wed 22 Jan 14

ekimnoslen says...

Commercial bullying but business is limited and without sufficient footfall the store could fail.
Have a referendum. My vote goes to Morrisons.
Commercial bullying but business is limited and without sufficient footfall the store could fail. Have a referendum. My vote goes to Morrisons. ekimnoslen
  • Score: 7

2:00pm Wed 22 Jan 14

clavier king says...

And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................
.....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!!
And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................ .....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!! clavier king
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Wed 22 Jan 14

madras says...

I reckon they should open a big Sainsbury's in Saxon Square!
I reckon they should open a big Sainsbury's in Saxon Square! madras
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Steve G says...

Christchurch_BH23 wrote:
The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on.
So, according to CBC’s Officers, Asda’s threat is not “a material consideration” and “members would attach no weight to it.”
It will be interesting to listen to the debate tomorrow and see if it comes up in the discussion!
[quote][p][bold]Christchurch_BH23[/bold] wrote: The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on.[/p][/quote]So, according to CBC’s Officers, Asda’s threat is not “a material consideration” and “members would attach no weight to it.” It will be interesting to listen to the debate tomorrow and see if it comes up in the discussion! Steve G
  • Score: 8

2:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Niki1 says...

clavier king wrote:
And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................

.....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!!
Don't forget about the two convenience stores they are talking about putting on Bargates :)
[quote][p][bold]clavier king[/bold] wrote: And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................ .....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don't forget about the two convenience stores they are talking about putting on Bargates :) Niki1
  • Score: 5

3:25pm Wed 22 Jan 14

retrogeoff says...

Whatever the outcome can we avoid more silly photos of members of Christchurch council, in particular its leader, in Bob the builder hats brandishing trowels and hammers. Rather like 'Dorset Society' it induces vomiting.
Whatever the outcome can we avoid more silly photos of members of Christchurch council, in particular its leader, in Bob the builder hats brandishing trowels and hammers. Rather like 'Dorset Society' it induces vomiting. retrogeoff
  • Score: 9

3:46pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Phixer says...

jacs140@btinternet.c
om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
But not cheaper than Morrisons.

M doesn't have a presence within the CBP area and would give Asda/Walmart some stiff competetion. We don't need more of the same.
[quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]But not cheaper than Morrisons. M doesn't have a presence within the CBP area and would give Asda/Walmart some stiff competetion. We don't need more of the same. Phixer
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Phixer says...

The concensus from the above straw poll seems to favour Morrisons but will the council listen to the taxpayers that pay their wages/expenses??
The concensus from the above straw poll seems to favour Morrisons but will the council listen to the taxpayers that pay their wages/expenses?? Phixer
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

woby_tide says...

Niki1 wrote:
clavier king wrote:
And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................


.....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!!
Don't forget about the two convenience stores they are talking about putting on Bargates :)
And the Co-Op that was granted for Barrack Road where the hand car wash is at the moment

(Not forgetting the new Tesco Express at Tuckton/Pentonthat is conveniently missing from all the advertising materials whilst they flog all the flats to the elderly first)
[quote][p][bold]Niki1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clavier king[/bold] wrote: And a Fairmile Co-op makes Four................ .....Five anyone!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don't forget about the two convenience stores they are talking about putting on Bargates :)[/p][/quote]And the Co-Op that was granted for Barrack Road where the hand car wash is at the moment (Not forgetting the new Tesco Express at Tuckton/Pentonthat is conveniently missing from all the advertising materials whilst they flog all the flats to the elderly first) woby_tide
  • Score: 5

4:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Burton resident says...

Christchurch_BH23 wrote:
The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on.
This sounds right!
I also notice no one posting on here are saying they are going to walk into Christchurch High Street to do any more shopping or get a coffee/tea. So much for the Quantums pie in the sky about extra footfall going into Christchurch High Street.
Driving around the Stony Lane area bad enough anyway and you can hardly forget that we are still suffering from floods and road closures all around the proposed site at Beagle.
[quote][p][bold]Christchurch_BH23[/bold] wrote: The obvious answer to me would be to let Asda walk away and then invite Quantum to negotiate with Morrisons with a view to occupying the Bailey Bridge site. The problem is that Morrisons too are essentially trying to blackmail the council with their cosy relationship with Beagle and the promise of additional employment. If Beagle want to expand and move to the airport then they should seek funding elsewhere, and negotiate with the council to come up with a scheme that means they can sell the land, even if this includes a change of use. They shouldn't be reliant on their relationship with Morrisons. At the previous planning meetings, the Council stated they may approve one from three. Having already approved the Bailey Bridge scheme, If they now go back on this and allow Morrisons to occupy the Stony Lane site, I can see Quantum appealing (with or without Asda on board) and the sorry saga will drag on and on.[/p][/quote]This sounds right! I also notice no one posting on here are saying they are going to walk into Christchurch High Street to do any more shopping or get a coffee/tea. So much for the Quantums pie in the sky about extra footfall going into Christchurch High Street. Driving around the Stony Lane area bad enough anyway and you can hardly forget that we are still suffering from floods and road closures all around the proposed site at Beagle. Burton resident
  • Score: 8

5:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Bafta1 says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
I know its pie-in-the-sky, but wouldn't it be lovely if the space was used as a permanent farmers market? A covered area where there's a series of independent butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, green grocers.... I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be nice to have that in Christchurch? I'd go out of my way (I'm in town centre Bournemouth) for that, without question.
Brilliant - yes. Make Christchurch a foodie destination = there's enough publicity about the Food Fest etc and lots on offer locally in terms of restaurants, cafes, delis - let's go the whole hog - put us on the map for all the right and economic reasons ! Locally sourced and regularly available. Come on Christchurch !!
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: I know its pie-in-the-sky, but wouldn't it be lovely if the space was used as a permanent farmers market? A covered area where there's a series of independent butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, green grocers.... I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be nice to have that in Christchurch? I'd go out of my way (I'm in town centre Bournemouth) for that, without question.[/p][/quote]Brilliant - yes. Make Christchurch a foodie destination = there's enough publicity about the Food Fest etc and lots on offer locally in terms of restaurants, cafes, delis - let's go the whole hog - put us on the map for all the right and economic reasons ! Locally sourced and regularly available. Come on Christchurch !! Bafta1
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Wed 22 Jan 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Let ASDA pull out, put Morrisons in. Be good tomhave another Morrisons in the area, I think the nearest is in Parkstone?
Let ASDA pull out, put Morrisons in. Be good tomhave another Morrisons in the area, I think the nearest is in Parkstone? bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

6:02pm Wed 22 Jan 14

damnlion says...

Does anyone care about the traffic ? and the negative effect these extra supermarkets (or are they 21st century catedrals ?) will have on poor old Christcurch ...
Forget whether it's Asda or Morrisons or whoever....the roads can't cope. All you people driving to get your groceries will be sitting in traffic jams.
Where is the infrastructure to encourage cycling and walking ?
We need to accept that we can't fit everything into Christcurch..if you want Asda go to were there is one already, same with Morrisons..you're going to be driving anyway.
Does anyone care about the traffic ? and the negative effect these extra supermarkets (or are they 21st century catedrals ?) will have on poor old Christcurch ... Forget whether it's Asda or Morrisons or whoever....the roads can't cope. All you people driving to get your groceries will be sitting in traffic jams. Where is the infrastructure to encourage cycling and walking ? We need to accept that we can't fit everything into Christcurch..if you want Asda go to were there is one already, same with Morrisons..you're going to be driving anyway. damnlion
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

And all the time they argue the people of Christchurch are left to starve
And all the time they argue the people of Christchurch are left to starve GAHmusic
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Christchurch_BH23 says...

damnlion wrote:
Does anyone care about the traffic ? and the negative effect these extra supermarkets (or are they 21st century catedrals ?) will have on poor old Christcurch ...
Forget whether it's Asda or Morrisons or whoever....the roads can't cope. All you people driving to get your groceries will be sitting in traffic jams.
Where is the infrastructure to encourage cycling and walking ?
We need to accept that we can't fit everything into Christcurch..if you want Asda go to were there is one already, same with Morrisons..you're going to be driving anyway.
Both the Bailey Bridge and Stony Lane applications include an "independent" traffic survey which conclude that the impact on traffic will be minimal. Whether or not these are believable is, in my opinion debatable. Remembering that the Bailey Bridge scheme already has outline planning permission, the Council now have to decide whether the Stony Lane scheme meets the planning criteria set out. One of these last time was that a maximum of one application of the three tabled would be allowed. If Stony Lane is now approved, the gloves will be off. I personally don't mind either way, I just want a decision to be made once and for all.
[quote][p][bold]damnlion[/bold] wrote: Does anyone care about the traffic ? and the negative effect these extra supermarkets (or are they 21st century catedrals ?) will have on poor old Christcurch ... Forget whether it's Asda or Morrisons or whoever....the roads can't cope. All you people driving to get your groceries will be sitting in traffic jams. Where is the infrastructure to encourage cycling and walking ? We need to accept that we can't fit everything into Christcurch..if you want Asda go to were there is one already, same with Morrisons..you're going to be driving anyway.[/p][/quote]Both the Bailey Bridge and Stony Lane applications include an "independent" traffic survey which conclude that the impact on traffic will be minimal. Whether or not these are believable is, in my opinion debatable. Remembering that the Bailey Bridge scheme already has outline planning permission, the Council now have to decide whether the Stony Lane scheme meets the planning criteria set out. One of these last time was that a maximum of one application of the three tabled would be allowed. If Stony Lane is now approved, the gloves will be off. I personally don't mind either way, I just want a decision to be made once and for all. Christchurch_BH23
  • Score: 2

7:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Southbourne Mike says...

Silly me, I always thought bribery was illegal!
Silly me, I always thought bribery was illegal! Southbourne Mike
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Wed 22 Jan 14

stjos1980 says...

This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision.
This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision. stjos1980
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

FrogKiss says...

I wish the Echo would do a proper journalistic job and get a statement from ASDA! Come on Katie!
This is just promoting the underhand tactics of bully boys Quantum.
I wish the Echo would do a proper journalistic job and get a statement from ASDA! Come on Katie! This is just promoting the underhand tactics of bully boys Quantum. FrogKiss
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

stjos1980 wrote:
This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision.
The council standby previous **** and friendship with the vice chairs husband and mother in law

If the vice chair and our councillor for economic development has one little ounce of decency she will throw a sickie tomorrow to join a few of her co planning committee who will be absent for whatever reason because they either aren't listening to the majority of voices from Christchurch residents or they are too weak to attend and follow the residents wishes

And in terms of our council tax it was simple in the first place. They should've approved the nearest to the town centre where you can park and walk.

Bailey Bridge take a nice boat ride - boxxocks

Meteor a bus ride of 15 mins to town - boxxocks

Beagle at 63 years of age it's a 5 min walk - fact

Christchurch Planning Committee we are watching and tomorrow recording your every word
[quote][p][bold]stjos1980[/bold] wrote: This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision.[/p][/quote]The council standby previous **** and friendship with the vice chairs husband and mother in law If the vice chair and our councillor for economic development has one little ounce of decency she will throw a sickie tomorrow to join a few of her co planning committee who will be absent for whatever reason because they either aren't listening to the majority of voices from Christchurch residents or they are too weak to attend and follow the residents wishes And in terms of our council tax it was simple in the first place. They should've approved the nearest to the town centre where you can park and walk. Bailey Bridge take a nice boat ride - boxxocks Meteor a bus ride of 15 mins to town - boxxocks Beagle at 63 years of age it's a 5 min walk - fact Christchurch Planning Committee we are watching and tomorrow recording your every word Beaglesupporter
  • Score: -1

8:01pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Rich© says...

"No one would open a new bakery if several others opened at the same time and in the same area. It essentially renders a business unviable before it has even begun”

So its ok for all the big supermarkets to come into Christchurch & trounce all over the small local business.
This really has shown ASDA in a bad light & as someone has said further up in the posts : "Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home"
Disgraceful behaviour !

off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.
"No one would open a new bakery if several others opened at the same time and in the same area. It essentially renders a business unviable before it has even begun” So its ok for all the big supermarkets to come into Christchurch & trounce all over the small local business. This really has shown ASDA in a bad light & as someone has said further up in the posts : "Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home" Disgraceful behaviour ! off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste. Rich©
  • Score: 1

8:07pm Wed 22 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Spare a thought for the poor sods sat outside waiting for the their wife's. Reading the tattoos scrawled across the vast exspance of blotchy white flesh framed by a primart silk thong showing above a stretch to the point of exploding leggings..while loading the 3 litre bottles of coke and crisps while keeping the equelly unpleasant looking kids in check as they welcome the skinheaded earinged father carrying the burgers with extra chips
Spare a thought for the poor sods sat outside waiting for the their wife's. Reading the tattoos scrawled across the vast exspance of blotchy white flesh framed by a primart silk thong showing above a stretch to the point of exploding leggings..while loading the 3 litre bottles of coke and crisps while keeping the equelly unpleasant looking kids in check as they welcome the skinheaded earinged father carrying the burgers with extra chips kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 7

8:11pm Wed 22 Jan 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

user_name wrote:
Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home.
Grow up! They're not a charity. It's just business to ASDA and they're very good at it. Like them or not.
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Two more rivals opening so close will greatly reduce their projected customer base. It's not childish; they might just think it's not worth it.
[quote][p][bold]user_name[/bold] wrote: Shows how much they care about the community. Like a spoilt child. If I can't make the rules I'm going to take my ball and go home.[/p][/quote]Grow up! They're not a charity. It's just business to ASDA and they're very good at it. Like them or not. . Two more rivals opening so close will greatly reduce their projected customer base. It's not childish; they might just think it's not worth it. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -3

8:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

twynham says...

Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult.
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Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V.
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Look! I done it.
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off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.
Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult. . Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V. . Look! I done it. . off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste. twynham
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Wed 22 Jan 14

twynham says...

Dear Beaglesupporter
In between slandering Clair Bath & others in the past including myself and as such a stickler for protocol, have you asked permission to record their every word?
Dear Beaglesupporter In between slandering Clair Bath & others in the past including myself and as such a stickler for protocol, have you asked permission to record their every word? twynham
  • Score: 2

8:30pm Wed 22 Jan 14

GeorgeW64 says...

We already have 2 Asda's within spitting distance from each other, We want a Morrison's.
Christchurch Council only have to read these comments to see what the people in the area want.
Take a hike Asda.
We already have 2 Asda's within spitting distance from each other, We want a Morrison's. Christchurch Council only have to read these comments to see what the people in the area want. Take a hike Asda. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Christchurch_BH23 says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
We already have 2 Asda's within spitting distance from each other, We want a Morrison's.
Christchurch Council only have to read these comments to see what the people in the area want.
Take a hike Asda.
But Asda already have outline permission. They will (might) only pull out if the Council approve the Stony Lane application.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: We already have 2 Asda's within spitting distance from each other, We want a Morrison's. Christchurch Council only have to read these comments to see what the people in the area want. Take a hike Asda.[/p][/quote]But Asda already have outline permission. They will (might) only pull out if the Council approve the Stony Lane application. Christchurch_BH23
  • Score: 1

8:47pm Wed 22 Jan 14

themummy says...

Morrison's please.....Too many Asda's already. Showing their bullying attitude by throwing their toys out of the pram!
Morrison's please.....Too many Asda's already. Showing their bullying attitude by throwing their toys out of the pram! themummy
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Wed 22 Jan 14

victor meldrew 17 says...

I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.
I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time. victor meldrew 17
  • Score: 0

9:27pm Wed 22 Jan 14

twynham says...

victor meldrew 17 wrote:
I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.
How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place.
70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.
[quote][p][bold]victor meldrew 17[/bold] wrote: I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.[/p][/quote]How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place. 70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone. twynham
  • Score: 3

9:38pm Wed 22 Jan 14

mary.birchmore says...

i think it should be asda it,s better prices and more selection to pick from, they already had the ok and so what if walmart owns half of the company, lets see what happens tomorrow
i think it should be asda it,s better prices and more selection to pick from, they already had the ok and so what if walmart owns half of the company, lets see what happens tomorrow mary.birchmore
  • Score: -5

10:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

Christchurch Council vs WalMart?

Honestly.....they are up against the largest retailer in the world.

WalMart needs to adapt to the British 'way'....take some of that million quid and place it in brown envelopes, and.................


Just what has Morrison's offered to bring to then town?
Christchurch Council vs WalMart? Honestly.....they are up against the largest retailer in the world. WalMart needs to adapt to the British 'way'....take some of that million quid and place it in brown envelopes, and................. Just what has Morrison's offered to bring to then town? Yankee1
  • Score: 1

2:59am Thu 23 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

twynham wrote:
Dear Beaglesupporter
In between slandering Clair Bath & others in the past including myself and as such a stickler for protocol, have you asked permission to record their every word?
Nope
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Dear Beaglesupporter In between slandering Clair Bath & others in the past including myself and as such a stickler for protocol, have you asked permission to record their every word?[/p][/quote]Nope Beaglesupporter
  • Score: 0

3:05am Thu 23 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

twynham wrote:
victor meldrew 17 wrote:
I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.
How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place.
70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.
Dear twithaml

Come on

There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch

Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]victor meldrew 17[/bold] wrote: I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.[/p][/quote]How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place. 70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.[/p][/quote]Dear twithaml Come on There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count Beaglesupporter
  • Score: -1

8:54am Thu 23 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Looking at these comments I think it would save ASDA a lot of hassle pull out now clearly your not wanted..
Looking at these comments I think it would save ASDA a lot of hassle pull out now clearly your not wanted.. skydriver
  • Score: 0

9:05am Thu 23 Jan 14

twynham says...

Beaglesupporter wrote:
twynham wrote:
victor meldrew 17 wrote:
I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.
How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place.
70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.
Dear twithaml

Come on

There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch

Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count
Simons group traffic survey states approx 4669 car visits per day.
This equates to 9,338 journeys to & from the store.
Multiplied by the number of days in the week equals 65,366 journeys per week.
As the figures are an estimate some weeks it will be 70,000 other weeks it will be 60,000.
[quote][p][bold]Beaglesupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]victor meldrew 17[/bold] wrote: I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.[/p][/quote]How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place. 70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.[/p][/quote]Dear twithaml Come on There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count[/p][/quote]Simons group traffic survey states approx 4669 car visits per day. This equates to 9,338 journeys to & from the store. Multiplied by the number of days in the week equals 65,366 journeys per week. As the figures are an estimate some weeks it will be 70,000 other weeks it will be 60,000. twynham
  • Score: 2

9:25am Thu 23 Jan 14

Beaglesupporter says...

twynham wrote:
Beaglesupporter wrote:
twynham wrote:
victor meldrew 17 wrote:
I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.
How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place.
70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.
Dear twithaml

Come on

There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch

Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count
Simons group traffic survey states approx 4669 car visits per day.
This equates to 9,338 journeys to & from the store.
Multiplied by the number of days in the week equals 65,366 journeys per week.
As the figures are an estimate some weeks it will be 70,000 other weeks it will be 60,000.
Correct however those cars are already on the roads travelling most likely to Sainsburys up bridge st / Purewell as the Stony lane island as it stands is to dangerous

Hence why as a person who lives on the corner of bridge st / stony lane I only benefit from sorting the island and I can also walk to Morrison so your maths are wrong you need to -1
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beaglesupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]victor meldrew 17[/bold] wrote: I don't live in Christchurch,so this does not affect me directly,but whichever shop eventually gets the go ahead,if it is open 24 hrs,those that wish to avoid the traffic can do so .I shop at asda castlepoint about 1 or 2 am,and its perfect,in and out in half the time.[/p][/quote]How about not building the supermarkets which will create the traffic you are trying to avoid in the first place. 70,000 extra car journeys per week to Stony Lane alone.[/p][/quote]Dear twithaml Come on There aren't 70,000 people in Christchurch Just proves Marxists and jewellers can't count[/p][/quote]Simons group traffic survey states approx 4669 car visits per day. This equates to 9,338 journeys to & from the store. Multiplied by the number of days in the week equals 65,366 journeys per week. As the figures are an estimate some weeks it will be 70,000 other weeks it will be 60,000.[/p][/quote]Correct however those cars are already on the roads travelling most likely to Sainsburys up bridge st / Purewell as the Stony lane island as it stands is to dangerous Hence why as a person who lives on the corner of bridge st / stony lane I only benefit from sorting the island and I can also walk to Morrison so your maths are wrong you need to -1 Beaglesupporter
  • Score: -1

11:48am Thu 23 Jan 14

triggerhappy says...

jacs140@btinternet.c
om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
Why has everyone downvoted this?

It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's

I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper
[quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]Why has everyone downvoted this? It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper triggerhappy
  • Score: -1

11:53am Thu 23 Jan 14

twynham says...

triggerhappy wrote:
jacs140@btinternet.c

om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
Why has everyone downvoted this?

It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's

I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper
May I suggest the word ASIA could be a clue¿¿¿
[quote][p][bold]triggerhappy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]Why has everyone downvoted this? It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper[/p][/quote]May I suggest the word ASIA could be a clue¿¿¿ twynham
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Steve G says...

twynham wrote:
Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult.
.
Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V.
.
Look! I done it.
.
off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.
My comment (2.26pm 22nd Jan) was attached to a totally irrelevant quote because I couldn't cope with the site's 'cut & paste'!
Thanks for the instructions!!!!
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult. . Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V. . Look! I done it. . off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.[/p][/quote]My comment (2.26pm 22nd Jan) was attached to a totally irrelevant quote because I couldn't cope with the site's 'cut & paste'! Thanks for the instructions!!!! Steve G
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

shaft says...

Controversial But True wrote:
Christchurch is WAY too posh for an Asda!

Unfortunately from a pricing point of view, Asda win!
Just like the KFC and bookies. It's barrack road cheap seat side hardly main stream Christchurch is it now.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Christchurch is WAY too posh for an Asda! Unfortunately from a pricing point of view, Asda win![/p][/quote]Just like the KFC and bookies. It's barrack road cheap seat side hardly main stream Christchurch is it now. shaft
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Rich© says...

twynham wrote:
Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult.
.
Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V.
.
Look! I done it.
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off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.
yes well done ! I know how to cut and paste.

I'm trying to say It would be helpful if you could use the quote button for just a portion of a quote rather then have to use a full quote & also have it highlighted as it does now when you use a full quote.A long response with many quotes in gets messy when trying to read it.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Good Lord! Cut & Paste is so difficult. . Highlight, ctrl C, place cursor, ctrl V. . Look! I done it. . off topic but it would help if the Echo could change it so you could put actual quotes from other posts rather then cut & paste.[/p][/quote]yes well done ! I know how to cut and paste. I'm trying to say It would be helpful if you could use the quote button for just a portion of a quote rather then have to use a full quote & also have it highlighted as it does now when you use a full quote.A long response with many quotes in gets messy when trying to read it. Rich©
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Thu 23 Jan 14

shaft says...

Beaglesupporter wrote:
stjos1980 wrote:
This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision.
The council standby previous **** and friendship with the vice chairs husband and mother in law

If the vice chair and our councillor for economic development has one little ounce of decency she will throw a sickie tomorrow to join a few of her co planning committee who will be absent for whatever reason because they either aren't listening to the majority of voices from Christchurch residents or they are too weak to attend and follow the residents wishes

And in terms of our council tax it was simple in the first place. They should've approved the nearest to the town centre where you can park and walk.

Bailey Bridge take a nice boat ride - boxxocks

Meteor a bus ride of 15 mins to town - boxxocks

Beagle at 63 years of age it's a 5 min walk - fact

Christchurch Planning Committee we are watching and tomorrow recording your every word
Hardly going to spoil your views of the priory from barrack road now is it chummy hmm ASDA it is then. One says yes the rest go BAA BAA KFC!
[quote][p][bold]Beaglesupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjos1980[/bold] wrote: This shouldn't be Asda v Morrisons, it should be about which is the most suitable site. They have approved one and rejected the others numerous times. I wonder what the council's legal bill is already trying to wade through appeals and applications. Reckon opinons on who was the bully would soon change if people were told how much of our council tax has gone into determining these applications. Hope the councillors have the strength of character to stand by their earlier decision.[/p][/quote]The council standby previous **** and friendship with the vice chairs husband and mother in law If the vice chair and our councillor for economic development has one little ounce of decency she will throw a sickie tomorrow to join a few of her co planning committee who will be absent for whatever reason because they either aren't listening to the majority of voices from Christchurch residents or they are too weak to attend and follow the residents wishes And in terms of our council tax it was simple in the first place. They should've approved the nearest to the town centre where you can park and walk. Bailey Bridge take a nice boat ride - boxxocks Meteor a bus ride of 15 mins to town - boxxocks Beagle at 63 years of age it's a 5 min walk - fact Christchurch Planning Committee we are watching and tomorrow recording your every word[/p][/quote]Hardly going to spoil your views of the priory from barrack road now is it chummy hmm ASDA it is then. One says yes the rest go BAA BAA KFC! shaft
  • Score: 1

7:50pm Thu 23 Jan 14

retrogeoff says...

retrogeoff wrote:
Whatever the outcome can we avoid more silly photos of members of Christchurch council, in particular its leader, in Bob the builder hats brandishing trowels and hammers. Rather like 'Dorset Society' it induces vomiting.
In the light of previous erudite comments I have changed my mind. I would like to see a landscape park in this area with a memorial statue as the main focal point consisting of the Christchurch Council Leader in a Bob the Builder hat pointing his trowel heavenward with his arm round Councillor Flower Leader of Dorset County Council wearing a Bomber Harris hat and sitting aside a Damien Hirst style Zebra (companies House registered no: 06265109). The inscription would be decided by the people of Christchurch but might read: 'Feck off Walmart'. After all it is an ex MOD research & development establishment. The British nation did not become Great by being a nation of shopkeepers.
[quote][p][bold]retrogeoff[/bold] wrote: Whatever the outcome can we avoid more silly photos of members of Christchurch council, in particular its leader, in Bob the builder hats brandishing trowels and hammers. Rather like 'Dorset Society' it induces vomiting.[/p][/quote]In the light of previous erudite comments I have changed my mind. I would like to see a landscape park in this area with a memorial statue as the main focal point consisting of the Christchurch Council Leader in a Bob the Builder hat pointing his trowel heavenward with his arm round Councillor Flower Leader of Dorset County Council wearing a Bomber Harris hat and sitting aside a Damien Hirst style Zebra (companies House registered no: 06265109). The inscription would be decided by the people of Christchurch but might read: 'Feck off Walmart'. After all it is an ex MOD research & development establishment. The British nation did not become Great by being a nation of shopkeepers. retrogeoff
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

twynham says...

Many thanks to Councillors Dedman, Bungay, Smith, Mawbey, etc for putting Christchurch first.
Absolute shame on the rest of you.
Many thanks to Councillors Dedman, Bungay, Smith, Mawbey, etc for putting Christchurch first. Absolute shame on the rest of you. twynham
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Thu 23 Jan 14

twynham says...

REFUSED.
REFUSED. twynham
  • Score: 2

9:57pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Steve G says...

twynham wrote:
Many thanks to Councillors Dedman, Bungay, Smith, Mawbey, etc for putting Christchurch first.
Absolute shame on the rest of you.
What about Councillor Bath who did most of the talking - from a well prepared brief but with absolutely no concrete evidence!
She's on the Planning Committee but didn't know where the council's 'Primary Shopping Core' was!
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Many thanks to Councillors Dedman, Bungay, Smith, Mawbey, etc for putting Christchurch first. Absolute shame on the rest of you.[/p][/quote]What about Councillor Bath who did most of the talking - from a well prepared brief but with absolutely no concrete evidence! She's on the Planning Committee but didn't know where the council's 'Primary Shopping Core' was! Steve G
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Steve G says...

So, against the CBC officers advice, I watched the vice-chair of the Planning committee dance on the head of a pin to try to justify her objection to the application.
She didn't believe the evidence of their own consultants and queried the detail re numbers of Morrison's shoppers who might also visit the High Street.
I don't believe it took her 10 minutes to walk from the Beagle site to the High Street. I can do it easily in about 5 minutes and I am a lot older than her!
So, against the CBC officers advice, I watched the vice-chair of the Planning committee dance on the head of a pin to try to justify her objection to the application. She didn't believe the evidence of their own consultants and queried the detail re numbers of Morrison's shoppers who might also visit the High Street. I don't believe it took her 10 minutes to walk from the Beagle site to the High Street. I can do it easily in about 5 minutes and I am a lot older than her! Steve G
  • Score: 0

8:28am Fri 24 Jan 14

leftpoole says...

ASDA? Who cares? Get lost!
Give us a Morrisons on Stony Lane and get that roundabout sorted out please!!!!!!!
ASDA? Who cares? Get lost! Give us a Morrisons on Stony Lane and get that roundabout sorted out please!!!!!!! leftpoole
  • Score: 0

9:03am Fri 24 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

twynham wrote:
triggerhappy wrote:
jacs140@btinternet.c


om
wrote:
Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.
Why has everyone downvoted this?

It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's

I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper
May I suggest the word ASIA could be a clue¿¿¿
Could there be.an ASDA in Peckham ,Dave
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]triggerhappy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jacs140@btinternet.c om[/bold] wrote: Asia is so much cheaper than others, we all need to save money these days.[/p][/quote]Why has everyone downvoted this? It's true, my monthly £80 shop in Asda would be about £90 or £100 in Tescos and and about £120 in sainsbury's I know because I total up my shop on mySupermarket, and regardless of what offers are one in each store Asda is always cheaper[/p][/quote]May I suggest the word ASIA could be a clue¿¿¿[/p][/quote]Could there be.an ASDA in Peckham ,Dave Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Fri 24 Jan 14

nicki r says...

So Christchurch council staff have either given in to blackmail or taken a backhander!!!!!
So Christchurch council staff have either given in to blackmail or taken a backhander!!!!! nicki r
  • Score: 0

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