Kinson businesses “optimistic” about new Tesco store now work is underway

Bournemouth Echo: EVERY LITTLE HELPS: Work is under way on new Tesco EVERY LITTLE HELPS: Work is under way on new Tesco

BUSINESSES in Kinson have said they are “quietly optimistic” about the progress being made at the new Tesco development site.

Work is continuing on the large piece of land on Wimborne Road where a shopping precinct and popular pub stood previously. Mike Edwards, who owns nearby Ellie’s Dolls Workshop and is a member of Kinson Business Forum, said it is encouraging to see the work being done. “It is nice to see it finally happening. I know there’s a lot going on there and I am quietly optimistic,” he added.

“There is still a long way to go though and it remains to be seen whether it will be open before Christmas.”

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

Mr Edwards said: “It was disappointing that the pub had to go. I used to enjoy drinking there. It was a viable business too.”

However, he added that it was time to move on and for more progress to be made, mirroring the comments of the forum’s chairman, Ramesh Lal.

Speaking shortly after the bulldozers moved in, Mr Lal said: “I think the general feeling is at last something’s happening. They can see it.”

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

“People are saying to me that the sooner it’s done, the better,” he added.

Businesses at the precinct ceased trading in November last year and the bulldozers moved in on March 12.

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1:03pm Mon 24 Mar 14

oversixty says...

Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up?
is this true?
Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up? is this true? oversixty
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1:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Mamma Troll says...

oversixty wrote:
Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up?
is this true?
no
[quote][p][bold]oversixty[/bold] wrote: Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up? is this true?[/p][/quote]no Mamma Troll
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1:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

oversixty says...

Mamma Troll wrote:
oversixty wrote:
Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up?
is this true?
no
Thanks Mamma:-)
[quote][p][bold]Mamma Troll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oversixty[/bold] wrote: Rumours of a badger sett being found and bats in the Royal Oak holding work up? is this true?[/p][/quote]no[/p][/quote]Thanks Mamma:-) oversixty
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4:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Gastines3 says...

When completed,I would expect this development to give a much needed boost to the area.Hopefully the nearby properties that are now lowering the whole tone of the area will be given a bit of attention as well? Now that B.C.H.A. are our local councils landlord of choice,it is hoped that they will deal with the problem of their making?
When completed,I would expect this development to give a much needed boost to the area.Hopefully the nearby properties that are now lowering the whole tone of the area will be given a bit of attention as well? Now that B.C.H.A. are our local councils landlord of choice,it is hoped that they will deal with the problem of their making? Gastines3
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4:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Sorry Gastines,but i dont think it will help at all.despite the thoughts and comments from newcomers in business.
Sorry Gastines,but i dont think it will help at all.despite the thoughts and comments from newcomers in business. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Tango Charlie says...

A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy.
Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?
A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy. Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year? Tango Charlie
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9:28pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy.
Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?
I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy. Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?[/p][/quote]I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future. pete woodley
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11:44pm Mon 24 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

As when any major retail giant that takes over a retail area of a suburb of any town the arms are thrown up in the air and complaints about the closure of local shops etc etc.You can though be sure though the ones who have done the complaining and vowed to support the local traders are the ones who shop out of town,have probably never entered a local shop and cant wait to knock a few miles off their weekly shopping run.If your that worried about the local shops,don't shop at Tesco when they open.No shoppers, no profit no point in staying open....In reality though......!
As when any major retail giant that takes over a retail area of a suburb of any town the arms are thrown up in the air and complaints about the closure of local shops etc etc.You can though be sure though the ones who have done the complaining and vowed to support the local traders are the ones who shop out of town,have probably never entered a local shop and cant wait to knock a few miles off their weekly shopping run.If your that worried about the local shops,don't shop at Tesco when they open.No shoppers, no profit no point in staying open....In reality though......! sprintervanman
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9:38am Tue 25 Mar 14

oversixty says...

pete woodley wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy.
Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?
I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.
What about the empty shops now then?
It's just what the area needs!
There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy. Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?[/p][/quote]I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.[/p][/quote]What about the empty shops now then? It's just what the area needs! There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc! oversixty
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10:30am Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

oversixty wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy.
Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?
I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.
What about the empty shops now then?
It's just what the area needs!
There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc!
Are you a shop owner,what experience have you of the retail trade,please enlighten us,or is the answer NONE.
[quote][p][bold]oversixty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy. Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?[/p][/quote]I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.[/p][/quote]What about the empty shops now then? It's just what the area needs! There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc![/p][/quote]Are you a shop owner,what experience have you of the retail trade,please enlighten us,or is the answer NONE. pete woodley
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11:29am Tue 25 Mar 14

oversixty says...

pete woodley wrote:
oversixty wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy.
Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?
I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.
What about the empty shops now then?
It's just what the area needs!
There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc!
Are you a shop owner,what experience have you of the retail trade,please enlighten us,or is the answer NONE.
As a Kinson resident for over 37 years I am well aware of what is needed and don't need retail experience which has already been given by the traders who back the development.
There have been too many empty shops and the area needs this development.
By the way , why are you so interested as you don't live in Kinson!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oversixty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: A big Tesco store with a cafe? Cheap booze? Cheap clothes? Cheap Motor assesories? No wonder the businesses are happy. Does anyone else think that any other shops will still be open next year?[/p][/quote]I hope i am wrong but i can see many empty shops in the future.[/p][/quote]What about the empty shops now then? It's just what the area needs! There are too many furniture shops, hairdressers etc![/p][/quote]Are you a shop owner,what experience have you of the retail trade,please enlighten us,or is the answer NONE.[/p][/quote]As a Kinson resident for over 37 years I am well aware of what is needed and don't need retail experience which has already been given by the traders who back the development. There have been too many empty shops and the area needs this development. By the way , why are you so interested as you don't live in Kinson! oversixty
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1:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

So now we know if you dont live in Kinson,dont shop there ,dont talk about it even if your voting ward is Kinson,it seems that Kinson has declared independence.The chamber of trades branch is Winton and North Bournemouth including Kinson.Furniture and Hairdressers are not wanted,OVER SIXTY HAS SPOKEN.The man obviously does not know what he is on about.He is saying if you do not live in a area, you have no say.Does he honestly think any of the kinson shops would survive on kinson trade alone.
So now we know if you dont live in Kinson,dont shop there ,dont talk about it even if your voting ward is Kinson,it seems that Kinson has declared independence.The chamber of trades branch is Winton and North Bournemouth including Kinson.Furniture and Hairdressers are not wanted,OVER SIXTY HAS SPOKEN.The man obviously does not know what he is on about.He is saying if you do not live in a area, you have no say.Does he honestly think any of the kinson shops would survive on kinson trade alone. pete woodley
  • Score: -1

2:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

oversixty says...

pete woodley wrote:
So now we know if you dont live in Kinson,dont shop there ,dont talk about it even if your voting ward is Kinson,it seems that Kinson has declared independence.The chamber of trades branch is Winton and North Bournemouth including Kinson.Furniture and Hairdressers are not wanted,OVER SIXTY HAS SPOKEN.The man obviously does not know what he is on about.He is saying if you do not live in a area, you have no say.Does he honestly think any of the kinson shops would survive on kinson trade alone.
Don't misquote me please!
What I was trying to say is that those who have lived in Kinson a long time know what is needed.You have said on other threads that you are anti Tesco as are many others it seems.I and many other residents know that Kinson is in urgent need of this project.You only have to look at the area around Tesco in Ferndown to know that it is very very busy.Tesco's car park is there for the community! Hopefully we will see the same in Kinson!
Many of us fed up with negative comments about the village and hopefully those responsible will have nothing to moan about when it's finished!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: So now we know if you dont live in Kinson,dont shop there ,dont talk about it even if your voting ward is Kinson,it seems that Kinson has declared independence.The chamber of trades branch is Winton and North Bournemouth including Kinson.Furniture and Hairdressers are not wanted,OVER SIXTY HAS SPOKEN.The man obviously does not know what he is on about.He is saying if you do not live in a area, you have no say.Does he honestly think any of the kinson shops would survive on kinson trade alone.[/p][/quote]Don't misquote me please! What I was trying to say is that those who have lived in Kinson a long time know what is needed.You have said on other threads that you are anti Tesco as are many others it seems.I and many other residents know that Kinson is in urgent need of this project.You only have to look at the area around Tesco in Ferndown to know that it is very very busy.Tesco's car park is there for the community! Hopefully we will see the same in Kinson! Many of us fed up with negative comments about the village and hopefully those responsible will have nothing to moan about when it's finished! oversixty
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

So only those who have lived in Kinson a long time know what is needed,in other words all the rest who shop in Kinson are ignorant,about shopping,and you are assuming that Kinson folk only shop in Kinson.Your attitude about outsiders indicates that you do not want anyone outside Kinson to have any say or shop there.You say community,what community Kinsons or Bournemouth in general.I am sure that when Tesco's planned it out they planned for it to be used from the whole area,NOT relying on just "locals".
So only those who have lived in Kinson a long time know what is needed,in other words all the rest who shop in Kinson are ignorant,about shopping,and you are assuming that Kinson folk only shop in Kinson.Your attitude about outsiders indicates that you do not want anyone outside Kinson to have any say or shop there.You say community,what community Kinsons or Bournemouth in general.I am sure that when Tesco's planned it out they planned for it to be used from the whole area,NOT relying on just "locals". pete woodley
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