Northgate Tesco question time running out

This is The West Country: How the proposed Tesco store at Northgate could look. How the proposed Tesco store at Northgate could look.

ANYONE wishing to question officials on plans by Tesco to build a supermarket at Northgate has just eight days left to submit queries.

A ‘question and answer session’ will be held from 6pm on January 9 at Bridgwater Town Hall, where development control committee members will hear answers to any questions submitted by the public.

However, only ‘interested parties’ can submit questions, which must be registered in writing by midnight on Wednesday, December 19.

A spokesman from Sedgemoor District Council said: “Only those who have registered an interest through Sedgemoor’s planning website or by sending a letter or email by the end of last month will be considered ‘interested parties’.

“These people have been receiving letters over the past few days inviting them to register questions and attend the meeting.”

The January meeting is not a public meeting, though the public can attend and listen.

The spokesman said: “By holding these questions sessions the members of the development control committee are able to hear at first hand resident’s concerns and comments, and the council’s and applicant’s responses.”

Some residents think the December deadline does not allow enough time.

Sally Jones, of Gordon Terrace, told the Mercury: “I’m disabled and I just can’t get my questions in on time.

“I have a challenge doing all the Christmas shopping, let alone getting out to hand a letter into the council offices.

“Even if I mailed the letter I’m concerned that there’s a chance letters could get lost in the post.”

The council says if there are several questions of similar content they will be grouped together for a generic answer anyway, covering all points raised.

Email your questions to development. management@sedgemoor.gov.uk or write to Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater TA6 3AR, quoting the reference number 08/12/00168.

Mark your questions for the attention of case officer Rebecca Miller.

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5:28pm Wed 12 Dec 12

twinkles says...

It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first. twinkles

5:46pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Samej1 says...

twinkles wrote:
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this!

You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short.

Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away.

I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'....
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.[/p][/quote]This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this! You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short. Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away. I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'.... Samej1

6:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

twinkles wrote:
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
Couldn't have put it any better myself. I would like to know exactly what local independent shops will be affected.

Fruit & veg in Angel place would be one , so would Aclands but they have ben competing against Comet, Currys etc for years. There are a number of specialist independents who would not be affected, neither would the Estate Agents, Charity Shops etc, I am not trying to stir it so to speak but I genuinely would like to know which shops would be affected so if someone could enlighten me that would be good. I'm happy to be educated :)
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.[/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it any better myself. I would like to know exactly what local independent shops will be affected. Fruit & veg in Angel place would be one , so would Aclands but they have ben competing against Comet, Currys etc for years. There are a number of specialist independents who would not be affected, neither would the Estate Agents, Charity Shops etc, I am not trying to stir it so to speak but I genuinely would like to know which shops would be affected so if someone could enlighten me that would be good. I'm happy to be educated :) windswept and interesting

7:38pm Wed 12 Dec 12

frags27 says...

Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway.

If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain.
Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway. If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain. frags27

8:03pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

frags27 wrote:
Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway.

If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain.
Frags, yes it would be great to have the the range of eateries you suggest, and we have a multitude of empty retail premises up and down the whole shopping Main artery from Broadway to Penel Orleiu.
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]frags27[/bold] wrote: Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway. If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain.[/p][/quote]Frags, yes it would be great to have the the range of eateries you suggest, and we have a multitude of empty retail premises up and down the whole shopping Main artery from Broadway to Penel Orleiu. Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

8:14pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

twinkles wrote:
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
Twinkles How Right You R !!
There is defiantly a Bias in the presentation of any article in ref to Tesco's Northgate Planning App coming to SDC Commitee, sometime in the year 2013. After the Open Meeting to be held in the Town Hall, with SDC Officers & the Members of the Planning Commitee, who will be there only to listen.
Which is why last week I urged residents to send there Veiw to SDC b4 the deadline expires, As you can bet your life the Bridgwater (backward) Forward Anti any thing that is good for our Town happening will be there, be cause they represent us all with their Campaigns, I Think NOT!!!
[quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.[/p][/quote]Twinkles How Right You R !! There is defiantly a Bias in the presentation of any article in ref to Tesco's Northgate Planning App coming to SDC Commitee, sometime in the year 2013. After the Open Meeting to be held in the Town Hall, with SDC Officers & the Members of the Planning Commitee, who will be there only to listen. Which is why last week I urged residents to send there Veiw to SDC b4 the deadline expires, As you can bet your life the Bridgwater (backward) Forward Anti any thing that is good for our Town happening will be there, be cause they represent us all with their Campaigns, I Think NOT!!! Blue Owl

8:30pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Samej1 wrote:
twinkles wrote:
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this!

You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short.

Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away.

I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'....
Samej 1
You talk of lack of space for new leisure facilities, I have that solved!!
I posted last week, that within the next year, the Old Hospital Site will be vacated, when the new one opens down on Bower/ Junction Bath Rd.
The Eastover Hospital Site, can house any or all of the leisure pursuits that we would love to have and use. There is just one BIg Problem, ££££££££££

It will cost estimated £5 - £10 Million to Build Leisure bowling or ice rink or both, or other Centre, so last week I suggested that EDF should contribute a sizeable amount towards this . As they are doing very little else for their 10 Thousand plus workforce that will be living in the Town, during the construction of EDF Hinkley C. The site could be cleared soon as the new hospital is opened, personally, I would like to see the frontage facade retained if viable, if not listed it should be. Finally, A new leisure facility that all of us can use and be the Legacy that EDF leave for the Town, as they are not funding a bypass, we want for Bridgwater to stop us becoming a car park over the construction time of Hinkley C.
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Samej1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.[/p][/quote]This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this! You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short. Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away. I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'....[/p][/quote]Samej 1 You talk of lack of space for new leisure facilities, I have that solved!! I posted last week, that within the next year, the Old Hospital Site will be vacated, when the new one opens down on Bower/ Junction Bath Rd. The Eastover Hospital Site, can house any or all of the leisure pursuits that we would love to have and use. There is just one BIg Problem, ££££££££££ It will cost estimated £5 - £10 Million to Build Leisure bowling or ice rink or both, or other Centre, so last week I suggested that EDF should contribute a sizeable amount towards this . As they are doing very little else for their 10 Thousand plus workforce that will be living in the Town, during the construction of EDF Hinkley C. The site could be cleared soon as the new hospital is opened, personally, I would like to see the frontage facade retained if viable, if not listed it should be. Finally, A new leisure facility that all of us can use and be the Legacy that EDF leave for the Town, as they are not funding a bypass, we want for Bridgwater to stop us becoming a car park over the construction time of Hinkley C. Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

8:56pm Thu 13 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Samej1 wrote:
twinkles wrote:
It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now.

So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer.

It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops.

The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours.

And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST.

And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.
This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this!

You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short.

Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away.

I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'....
Samej 1
You talk of lack of space for new leisure facilities, I have that solved!!
I posted last week, that within the next year, the Old Hospital Site will be vacated, when the new one opens down on Bower/ Junction Bath Rd.
The Eastover Hospital Site, can house any or all of the leisure pursuits that we would love to have and use. There is just one BIg Problem, ££££££££££


It will cost estimated £5 - £10 Million to Build Leisure bowling or ice rink or both, or other Centre, so last week I suggested that EDF should contribute a sizeable amount towards this . As they are doing very little else for their 10 Thousand plus workforce that will be living in the Town, during the construction of EDF Hinkley C. The site could be cleared soon as the new hospital is opened, personally, I would like to see the frontage facade retained if viable, if not listed it should be. Finally, A new leisure facility that all of us can use and be the Legacy that EDF leave for the Town, as they are not funding a bypass, we want for Bridgwater to stop us becoming a car park over the construction time of Hinkley C.
Regards Blue-Owl
Leisure facilities are fine but surely a complex built on the old Hospital site would bring yet more traffic chaos. Is it a price worth paying?

Would those opposed to Tesco on the basis of the traffic chaos be equally opposed to a leisure complex that would have the same effect ?
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Samej1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twinkles[/bold] wrote: It seems to me the Mercury is trying to rally support for the anti-Tesco brigade, as this story has been run three times now. So I feel it's my duty to (again) state that I, as a Bridgwater resident, within walking distance of the proposed site, am absolutely in favour of the planned development and sincerely wish the people involved with opposing this would take a long and hard look at what Bridgwater currently has to offer. It amuses me that the same people who were complaining you couldn't buy a pint of milk in the town centre are the same people apparently opposed to this plan! And also that people saying the 'local, independent' shops will suffer as a result, without being able to NAME the shops. The site is currently an eyesore, and this proposal will bring a large UK chain store back to the town. Those people wanting the likes of an M&S store need to understand space is at a premium and people are in love with their cars. Such a store would require ample parking, and a reeal reason for 'peer level' shops (such as Tesco) as neighbours. And finally to those who would like an ice rink, elephant rides or trips to the moon from the site, please understand things are driven by money, and footfall is the first step to getting the money. More people in WILL eventually mean more leisure facilities, but it's not going to happen without major investment by a number of retailers FIRST. And get to the back of the queue, I want my elephant to the moon first.[/p][/quote]This is a chance for people to ask questions and raise concerns that the planners will try and answer - surely both pro and anti Tesco viewpoint holders would welcome this! You could turn you question about local traders on it's head and ask you, what goods/produce will Tesco sell that doesn't directly compete with at least one local trader? Bet the list is very short. Lack of space is an interesting one - if the store is built then where else is left for leisure amenities? Surely it's going to be more likely that anything that does end up being built will end up out of town and therefore drawing people further away. I guess you could say 'Be careful what you wish for'....[/p][/quote]Samej 1 You talk of lack of space for new leisure facilities, I have that solved!! I posted last week, that within the next year, the Old Hospital Site will be vacated, when the new one opens down on Bower/ Junction Bath Rd. The Eastover Hospital Site, can house any or all of the leisure pursuits that we would love to have and use. There is just one BIg Problem, ££££££££££ It will cost estimated £5 - £10 Million to Build Leisure bowling or ice rink or both, or other Centre, so last week I suggested that EDF should contribute a sizeable amount towards this . As they are doing very little else for their 10 Thousand plus workforce that will be living in the Town, during the construction of EDF Hinkley C. The site could be cleared soon as the new hospital is opened, personally, I would like to see the frontage facade retained if viable, if not listed it should be. Finally, A new leisure facility that all of us can use and be the Legacy that EDF leave for the Town, as they are not funding a bypass, we want for Bridgwater to stop us becoming a car park over the construction time of Hinkley C. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Leisure facilities are fine but surely a complex built on the old Hospital site would bring yet more traffic chaos. Is it a price worth paying? Would those opposed to Tesco on the basis of the traffic chaos be equally opposed to a leisure complex that would have the same effect ? windswept and interesting

9:30pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Windswept&interestin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Windswept&interestin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

9:45pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

The Mercury love being able to claim, " It was us (Mercury) that made things happen because, when they decide to publicise a ' Campaign' .
So come on Bridgwater Mercury get behind my proposal for a New Leisure Centre on this the Old Hospital Site.,so the pressure can be put on EDF to put their hands in their pockets, as we residents in Bridgwater, will not have much benefit from the So Called £90 Million that EDF say they have put into the Economy of Bridgwater, from what I can see this money is funding towards The College to train their Staff, in Bridgwater and Cannington.
So EDF, your Hinkley C project is around £24 Billion yes Billion £'s
% wise you Hav'nt given us much in the Town for 10 Yrs + of Hell on our Roads during Construction.
Regards Blue-Owl
AKA David L Preece
The Mercury love being able to claim, " It was us (Mercury) that made things happen because, when they decide to publicise a ' Campaign' . So come on Bridgwater Mercury get behind my proposal for a New Leisure Centre on this the Old Hospital Site.,so the pressure can be put on EDF to put their hands in their pockets, as we residents in Bridgwater, will not have much benefit from the So Called £90 Million that EDF say they have put into the Economy of Bridgwater, from what I can see this money is funding towards The College to train their Staff, in Bridgwater and Cannington. So EDF, your Hinkley C project is around £24 Billion yes Billion £'s % wise you Hav'nt given us much in the Town for 10 Yrs + of Hell on our Roads during Construction. Regards Blue-Owl AKA David L Preece Blue Owl

5:14pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket.
Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket. Bridgy old Boy

8:06pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket.
So, have not just reiterated my point the Truth is that there is no-one out there that wants to invest their money into Leisure, will you not understand we have a perfect oppertunity to Campaign EDF to fund such a Scheme. Don't expect Bridgwater Forum to be able to actually bring something constructive to Bridgwater.
Re your Comment about ignoring my post, please do, I have no intention of standing for District Council again it's Cllr Smedley and his mates who r Electioneeiing!! Notice their complete silence on my suggested use of the Hospital Site for Bowling. Ice skating,or suitable Children and Adult activities .Oops Sorry you said it was your idea,read my earlier postings. To be honest I do not care who's idea it was. Just that there is the possibility to fund it from EDF Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket.[/p][/quote]So, have not just reiterated my point the Truth is that there is no-one out there that wants to invest their money into Leisure, will you not understand we have a perfect oppertunity to Campaign EDF to fund such a Scheme. Don't expect Bridgwater Forum to be able to actually bring something constructive to Bridgwater. Re your Comment about ignoring my post, please do, I have no intention of standing for District Council again it's Cllr Smedley and his mates who r Electioneeiing!! Notice their complete silence on my suggested use of the Hospital Site for Bowling. Ice skating,or suitable Children and Adult activities .Oops Sorry you said it was your idea,read my earlier postings. To be honest I do not care who's idea it was. Just that there is the possibility to fund it from EDF Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

9:10pm Fri 14 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Windswept&intere
stin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process.

Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked.

If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Windswept&intere stin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process. Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked. If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre. windswept and interesting

11:26am Sat 15 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Windswept&intere

stin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process.

Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked.

If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.
Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the -
A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!!
You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash.
I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps,
seasons Greetings Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Windswept&intere stin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process. Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked. If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.[/p][/quote]Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the - A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!! You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash. I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps, seasons Greetings Blue-Owl Blue Owl

1:39pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket.
I know you "post" ignore What Blue -Owl say's, Well that's all well and Good, But, just tell me, Who if you Take my points Out...... Will put up the Money, Father Christmas, or the Grant You Wish Fairy, Come back to reality, There is very little if any other Backers with Money !!!. So I will do all I can to persuade EDF to Fund such a Leisure Scheme, as I've said B4' they have not spent much of their Build Infrastruture Costs on much that will enhance the lives of our Residents for the next 10 Years......Remember £24 billion expected Cost of completing the Project, less the cost for not Building the Much Needed By-Pass £100 Million, So they are only committed to say £95 Million of which £80 Million for their own infrastructure requirements, and Training Facilities, Not For Our Benefit. regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Ignoring what Blue owl says, which I accept is difficult bearing in mind his one man attempt to take over this forum and eventually rule Bridgwater until he gets voted out at the next election. I totally agree with Frags comments. What Bridgwater requires is not yet another supermarket it is a quality leisure operator multi plex/bowling alley/ice rink/music venue etc and the associated restaurants and cafes that always follow such uses. For heavens sake we are a town of 40,000 whose population which recently over took Yeovil we should be able to support such uses and avoid throwing ourselves at the alter of yet another supermarket.[/p][/quote]I know you "post" ignore What Blue -Owl say's, Well that's all well and Good, But, just tell me, Who if you Take my points Out...... Will put up the Money, Father Christmas, or the Grant You Wish Fairy, Come back to reality, There is very little if any other Backers with Money !!!. So I will do all I can to persuade EDF to Fund such a Leisure Scheme, as I've said B4' they have not spent much of their Build Infrastruture Costs on much that will enhance the lives of our Residents for the next 10 Years......Remember £24 billion expected Cost of completing the Project, less the cost for not Building the Much Needed By-Pass £100 Million, So they are only committed to say £95 Million of which £80 Million for their own infrastructure requirements, and Training Facilities, Not For Our Benefit. regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

1:54pm Sat 15 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

Blue Owl wrote:
windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Windswept&intere


stin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process.

Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked.

If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.
Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the -
A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!!
You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash.
I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps,
seasons Greetings Blue-Owl
On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable.

Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ?

Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade.

As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Windswept&intere stin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process. Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked. If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.[/p][/quote]Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the - A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!! You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash. I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps, seasons Greetings Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable. Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ? Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade. As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it. windswept and interesting

8:03pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Windswept&intere



stin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process.

Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked.

If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.
Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the -
A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!!
You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash.
I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps,
seasons Greetings Blue-Owl
On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable.

Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ?

Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade.

As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it.
Sometimes I wonder why, nothing gets done in Bridgwater, already there is the Access off the Duel Carriage Way into Lidl's, as you know and Exit, Lidl's are looking to move their premises, the Old Hospital site behind the Prefab Out Patients Clinic, has Parking Aprox 25 places for Staff, plus the existing Parking for Visitors. The proposed Hotel has access and egress already onto East Over and I would expect County Highways would stop exiting onto the Dual Carriage Way, for a both way entrance. So tell me if not Leisure Facilities for all to enjoy, then What ?.
Take out of the equation Northgate availability @ present, until the Tesco Scheme is either accepted or Declined, this will not be known until at least the Spring Planning Commitee Meeting.
Here is in Eastover a plot of land that at present has very little commercial interest from Retailers. It is the responsibility of the old PCT's Hospital Administraters to dispose off, with I presume the revenue return, going directly back to Funding the part cost of the New Hospital on Bower / Bath Rd.
The Labour Cllrs at the time said NO to this site for the new hospital, when voted on, there was no alternative land available then.for it elsewhere. But they still voted No, No No. Good job some of us then on Council, made the decision, to go ahead 4 yrs ago....
Or there would be no hospital...!!!
The silence from Cllr Smedley and the Forward Action (NONE) Group is deafening, in either their support or dishing these proposals, Silent.
All I' m trying to do is generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile so that some Backers Financially may look at it.
I am not going to back down in my call for possible financial Developement of this Site. As I 've said, there is not a backing for retail, so it's either Flat, multiple Occupation, as if we have'nt enough already. regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Windswept&intere stin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process. Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked. If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.[/p][/quote]Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the - A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!! You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash. I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps, seasons Greetings Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable. Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ? Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade. As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I wonder why, nothing gets done in Bridgwater, already there is the Access off the Duel Carriage Way into Lidl's, as you know and Exit, Lidl's are looking to move their premises, the Old Hospital site behind the Prefab Out Patients Clinic, has Parking Aprox 25 places for Staff, plus the existing Parking for Visitors. The proposed Hotel has access and egress already onto East Over and I would expect County Highways would stop exiting onto the Dual Carriage Way, for a both way entrance. So tell me if not Leisure Facilities for all to enjoy, then What ?. Take out of the equation Northgate availability @ present, until the Tesco Scheme is either accepted or Declined, this will not be known until at least the Spring Planning Commitee Meeting. Here is in Eastover a plot of land that at present has very little commercial interest from Retailers. It is the responsibility of the old PCT's Hospital Administraters to dispose off, with I presume the revenue return, going directly back to Funding the part cost of the New Hospital on Bower / Bath Rd. The Labour Cllrs at the time said NO to this site for the new hospital, when voted on, there was no alternative land available then.for it elsewhere. But they still voted No, No No. Good job some of us then on Council, made the decision, to go ahead 4 yrs ago.... Or there would be no hospital...!!! The silence from Cllr Smedley and the Forward Action (NONE) Group is deafening, in either their support or dishing these proposals, Silent. All I' m trying to do is generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile so that some Backers Financially may look at it. I am not going to back down in my call for possible financial Developement of this Site. As I 've said, there is not a backing for retail, so it's either Flat, multiple Occupation, as if we have'nt enough already. regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

9:12pm Sat 15 Dec 12

windswept and interesting says...

Blue Owl wrote:
windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
windswept and interesting wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Windswept&intere




stin
g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site.
With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers.
I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines.
All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town.
This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats.
Hopefully this answers your question.
Regards Blue-Owl
Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process.

Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked.

If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.
Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the -
A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!!
You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash.
I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps,
seasons Greetings Blue-Owl
On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable.

Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ?

Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade.

As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it.
Sometimes I wonder why, nothing gets done in Bridgwater, already there is the Access off the Duel Carriage Way into Lidl's, as you know and Exit, Lidl's are looking to move their premises, the Old Hospital site behind the Prefab Out Patients Clinic, has Parking Aprox 25 places for Staff, plus the existing Parking for Visitors. The proposed Hotel has access and egress already onto East Over and I would expect County Highways would stop exiting onto the Dual Carriage Way, for a both way entrance. So tell me if not Leisure Facilities for all to enjoy, then What ?.
Take out of the equation Northgate availability @ present, until the Tesco Scheme is either accepted or Declined, this will not be known until at least the Spring Planning Commitee Meeting.
Here is in Eastover a plot of land that at present has very little commercial interest from Retailers. It is the responsibility of the old PCT's Hospital Administraters to dispose off, with I presume the revenue return, going directly back to Funding the part cost of the New Hospital on Bower / Bath Rd.
The Labour Cllrs at the time said NO to this site for the new hospital, when voted on, there was no alternative land available then.for it elsewhere. But they still voted No, No No. Good job some of us then on Council, made the decision, to go ahead 4 yrs ago....
Or there would be no hospital...!!!
The silence from Cllr Smedley and the Forward Action (NONE) Group is deafening, in either their support or dishing these proposals, Silent.
All I' m trying to do is generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile so that some Backers Financially may look at it.
I am not going to back down in my call for possible financial Developement of this Site. As I 've said, there is not a backing for retail, so it's either Flat, multiple Occupation, as if we have'nt enough already. regards Blue-Owl
I appreciate you are as you put it trying to "generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile" but with the greatest of respect you don't seem willing to accept any arguments against your idea? Thats not a debate is it ???
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]windswept and interesting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Windswept&intere stin g said" would not the Leisure Centre I suggested cause traffic chaos, I don't believe so, there is the old Sainsbury roof Carpark, obviously there would have to be some parking on the site of the leisure Site. With, a possible build on that site, walking distance for EDF Employees who will be housed on Bath rd @ Cellophane Innovia and the BARFC 2nd Pitch, housing over 1100 construction workers. I find it to be a ludicrous proposal as it is to demolish British Cellophane SS. club, when with a bit of computer jiggling, the housing blocks could be resisted with the Sports and Social Club confines. All we hear from the Bridgwater Forward and the Labour Councillors for Eastover, they want regeneration of this end of The Town. This Paper, The Mercury ,Bridgwater Forward, and Bridgwater Town Council should Work with SDC to make this or something similar HAPPEN on this Site, or it will be more Housing or flats. Hopefully this answers your question. Regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]Where exactly would you propose the entrance / exit to this proposed site be ? wherever it is it will still pour yet more vehicles into the system - let alone lorries etc during the build process. Hinkley workers won't have any choice but to work as with the Rugby Club "housing" and that on the Innovia site Bath Road / Monmouth Street will be gridlocked. If by some miracle a leisure complex was ever built it will be away from the town centre.[/p][/quote]Why, everyone is asking for Eastover to be Regenerated, so this would be an Ideal location, close to the Bus Station, on Street parking, The directive from Gov, centrally and Locally for more use of Cycles, their is a Somerset CC , Grant of £4 Million to be spent on Safer Cycling, if we don't apply this will be spent in County Town of Taunton, or on Cycle Routes to and from Bridgwater to Taunton on the - A38, so a few will benefit, rather than the majority, SCC will decide where the money is to be Spent...!,,,!!!!! Don't hold your Your Breathe, I've asked for cycle lanes on the Wide Pavements on Monmouth St, Still Awaiting a reply!! You ask where the Entrance and Egress will be, where it is at present, where the Ambulances access the A&E , also a new access could be formed off the Dual Carridgway, there is already exits for Lidl's , the old Co-op site/ Tile Store now Car wash. I can tell you now there is already plans for the Hotel, to be built there, so if it isn't campaign 'd for Leisure, it will be more Flats and Multiple Occupation Housing.....What would Bridgwater Residents prefer, I know what, I would press for, Perhaps I could Encourage this Paper to Get Behind My Cause, as every little Helps, seasons Greetings Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]On street parking in Eastover ? I don't think so - any spaces currently there are occupied 24/7 and at times its impassable. Exit / entrance via Broadway ? - so you would have 3 exits / entrances ( Leisure Complex / Lidl / new Hotel) between the two sets of traffic lights in a short distance ? Entrance via existing hospital entrance ? So all of the punters would have to come either via Broadway or town / Salmon Parade. As much as the town needs something like this - that is not the place to have it.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I wonder why, nothing gets done in Bridgwater, already there is the Access off the Duel Carriage Way into Lidl's, as you know and Exit, Lidl's are looking to move their premises, the Old Hospital site behind the Prefab Out Patients Clinic, has Parking Aprox 25 places for Staff, plus the existing Parking for Visitors. The proposed Hotel has access and egress already onto East Over and I would expect County Highways would stop exiting onto the Dual Carriage Way, for a both way entrance. So tell me if not Leisure Facilities for all to enjoy, then What ?. Take out of the equation Northgate availability @ present, until the Tesco Scheme is either accepted or Declined, this will not be known until at least the Spring Planning Commitee Meeting. Here is in Eastover a plot of land that at present has very little commercial interest from Retailers. It is the responsibility of the old PCT's Hospital Administraters to dispose off, with I presume the revenue return, going directly back to Funding the part cost of the New Hospital on Bower / Bath Rd. The Labour Cllrs at the time said NO to this site for the new hospital, when voted on, there was no alternative land available then.for it elsewhere. But they still voted No, No No. Good job some of us then on Council, made the decision, to go ahead 4 yrs ago.... Or there would be no hospital...!!! The silence from Cllr Smedley and the Forward Action (NONE) Group is deafening, in either their support or dishing these proposals, Silent. All I' m trying to do is generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile so that some Backers Financially may look at it. I am not going to back down in my call for possible financial Developement of this Site. As I 've said, there is not a backing for retail, so it's either Flat, multiple Occupation, as if we have'nt enough already. regards Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]I appreciate you are as you put it trying to "generate, interest, debate, and raise the profile" but with the greatest of respect you don't seem willing to accept any arguments against your idea? Thats not a debate is it ??? windswept and interesting

10:06pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Blue Owls attempt to hijack this forum is a little tedious as his his failure to consider counter arguments as windswept quite rightly highlights. I am also getting slightly bored with his constant references to Cllr Smedley and Bridgwater Forward which from someone who claims he no longer has political ambitions is, I believe, a tad ingenious. Lastly is there ever a need to use more than one explanation mark!
Blue Owls attempt to hijack this forum is a little tedious as his his failure to consider counter arguments as windswept quite rightly highlights. I am also getting slightly bored with his constant references to Cllr Smedley and Bridgwater Forward which from someone who claims he no longer has political ambitions is, I believe, a tad ingenious. Lastly is there ever a need to use more than one explanation mark! Bridgy old Boy

10:33am Sun 16 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

Bridgy old Boy wrote:
Blue Owls attempt to hijack this forum is a little tedious as his his failure to consider counter arguments as windswept quite rightly highlights. I am also getting slightly bored with his constant references to Cllr Smedley and Bridgwater Forward which from someone who claims he no longer has political ambitions is, I believe, a tad ingenious. Lastly is there ever a need to use more than one explanation mark!
Bridge old Boy, I did consider the comments posted by "Windswept" and responded with counter proposals, to the points raised. Unlike your self, with your Posts which only criticise my postings, without actually putting any positive input your self. Yes, I took the points on board that were made in response to the suggestion of Regeneration of the Hospital Site, and answered them accordingly, giving my thoughts, as to how outcomes could be achieved. Re access and egress from the Site existing Roads, there is also the Possibility that one or two derelict shops in Eastover, could be part of the equation, demolished to open up another access to the Site.
I am not sorry, that you do not like my Refs to Cllr Smedley and the Bridgwater ( Back) Forward . As I Refer To Them. So, I' m not allowed to be Politcal, after 8 Years of being in Local, Politics. I still find their, inability to Do Anything Positive For Bridgwater. With Cllr Smedley, being their sole spokes person, I will continue to try and draw responses, from him, it is like Pulling Teeth Though!
I can only go on the veiws of people in Bridgwater, who speak to me, there are very few that, are Saying No to Tesco's, more FOR than Gainst, but I will not post false % in Favour, as BF did in their Poll......Unqualifie
d Count

I don't expect you Bridgy old Boy to agree with me, but at least you post replies. Regards Blue-Owl.
[quote][p][bold]Bridgy old Boy[/bold] wrote: Blue Owls attempt to hijack this forum is a little tedious as his his failure to consider counter arguments as windswept quite rightly highlights. I am also getting slightly bored with his constant references to Cllr Smedley and Bridgwater Forward which from someone who claims he no longer has political ambitions is, I believe, a tad ingenious. Lastly is there ever a need to use more than one explanation mark![/p][/quote]Bridge old Boy, I did consider the comments posted by "Windswept" and responded with counter proposals, to the points raised. Unlike your self, with your Posts which only criticise my postings, without actually putting any positive input your self. Yes, I took the points on board that were made in response to the suggestion of Regeneration of the Hospital Site, and answered them accordingly, giving my thoughts, as to how outcomes could be achieved. Re access and egress from the Site existing Roads, there is also the Possibility that one or two derelict shops in Eastover, could be part of the equation, demolished to open up another access to the Site. I am not sorry, that you do not like my Refs to Cllr Smedley and the Bridgwater ( Back) Forward . As I Refer To Them. So, I' m not allowed to be Politcal, after 8 Years of being in Local, Politics. I still find their, inability to Do Anything Positive For Bridgwater. With Cllr Smedley, being their sole spokes person, I will continue to try and draw responses, from him, it is like Pulling Teeth Though! I can only go on the veiws of people in Bridgwater, who speak to me, there are very few that, are Saying No to Tesco's, more FOR than Gainst, but I will not post false % in Favour, as BF did in their Poll......Unqualifie d Count I don't expect you Bridgy old Boy to agree with me, but at least you post replies. Regards Blue-Owl. Blue Owl

1:40pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Amused&Bemused says...

more important burnham carnival on fri1st nov and bridgwater on sat 2nd nov should be fun !!!!!!!!!!!
more important burnham carnival on fri1st nov and bridgwater on sat 2nd nov should be fun !!!!!!!!!!! Amused&Bemused

10:26am Mon 17 Dec 12

MBR Extreme says...

The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF.
The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF. MBR Extreme

12:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

swjoduk says...

frags27 wrote:
Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway. If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain.
It will be an Extra, therefore it will add something different, following the demise of Comet at least, they will sell electronics and white goods.

Extras also have far more choice of non food items and far more choice of food/drink items, of particular interest to me is the ale range, far greater in Extras and following the demise of Open Bottles is needed in town.

I agree it would be nice to get more eateries but quality independants wouldn't go a miss either!

Everyone has their own ideas of what they would like this town to offer as people do in every town up and down the country. You have to be realistic though, otherwise I would be calling for an F1 track at Westonzoyland or something similar.
[quote][p][bold]frags27[/bold] wrote: Wow its just another supermarket nothing special, won't add anything different other than another supermarket to visit, meaning less customers at one of the other supermarkets. Only difference being it will open 24 hours so for those on night shifts you might want that not for me all the rest are open long enough as it is. You don't have to go far for a Tesco's anyway, Burnham, Taunton, Glastonbury, Langport, Weston plus we have Tesco's express stores in Town anyway. If we must have it then keep some green area's for the locals, but it doesn't need to be an extra, instead lets have some common restaurants that most other towns have like Yeovil, Weston and even Street. Yes I mean Nando's, Frankie & Bennys, Bella Italia, Chiquitos, TGI fridays, Pizza Hut. All we have is Prezzo's as a local chain other than general pubs and spoons. We need more than a Supermarket to compete and get people to visit and what are people supposed to do after they shop ah hang on they can try the local caff or if Tesco's has a cheapo place to sit down. You might even get ham egg and chips or fish and chips, for crying out loud we need to improve this side of things we can only often takeaways and Brewster Bear, its almost 2013 time to get what most other Town's have at least one known good chain.[/p][/quote]It will be an Extra, therefore it will add something different, following the demise of Comet at least, they will sell electronics and white goods. Extras also have far more choice of non food items and far more choice of food/drink items, of particular interest to me is the ale range, far greater in Extras and following the demise of Open Bottles is needed in town. I agree it would be nice to get more eateries but quality independants wouldn't go a miss either! Everyone has their own ideas of what they would like this town to offer as people do in every town up and down the country. You have to be realistic though, otherwise I would be calling for an F1 track at Westonzoyland or something similar. swjoduk

4:55pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

MBR Extreme wrote:
The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF.
If only every had the EDF ' Compulsary Purchase ' ability . They had the Win Win situation of Choose the land you want an acquire it, then of course after they finish the use, for housing their workers, they had negotiated with the Bridgwater College / University Poss in the future. With the then Principle of the College the Campus's Buildings to pass to the College for future use. So BARF Club were not given the opportunity to say No......And the College still have the land on the other side of College Way to build the Long Talked about College Performing Arts Theatre. No doubt funded by EDF, I wonder what it will be named E D F xxxxxx xxxxx Arts, surely note.
Regards Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]MBR Extreme[/bold] wrote: The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF.[/p][/quote]If only every had the EDF ' Compulsary Purchase ' ability . They had the Win Win situation of Choose the land you want an acquire it, then of course after they finish the use, for housing their workers, they had negotiated with the Bridgwater College / University Poss in the future. With the then Principle of the College the Campus's Buildings to pass to the College for future use. So BARF Club were not given the opportunity to say No......And the College still have the land on the other side of College Way to build the Long Talked about College Performing Arts Theatre. No doubt funded by EDF, I wonder what it will be named E D F xxxxxx xxxxx Arts, surely note. Regards Blue-Owl Blue Owl

5:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

MBR Extreme wrote:
The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF.
I don't understand your reasoning, re you comment, what 22 acres @ the Rugby Club??. Don't you mean the Old Cellopane Sports & Social Club & Sports facilities on the other side of Bath Rd, Again, Perfectly good Cludhouse and Ballroom Facility, doomed to the Bulldozer soon, Squash Courts, and 2 Foot ball pitches. To be replaced with Accom Blocks to house 1050 EDF Workers for the 10 year Hinkley C proposed build time....
Where is the opposition to this, with the 200+ 1050 Workers living in Bath Rd, Bridgwater. This is why I' m calling for EDF to Fund, Leisure Facilities in the Town, as we are not only talking of the workers to be housed here there will also be up to a Total of 10.000 associated in the entire project, 5000 of which will be moving, into the area, poss with their families, so again their has been no addition monies into the Social, Doctors, Schooling, all of which will feel an increase to the services they provide.....
Regards Blue -Owl
[quote][p][bold]MBR Extreme[/bold] wrote: The complex should be where the new Albion pitches will be, 22acres for two pitches ,cheers EDF.[/p][/quote]I don't understand your reasoning, re you comment, what 22 acres @ the Rugby Club??. Don't you mean the Old Cellopane Sports & Social Club & Sports facilities on the other side of Bath Rd, Again, Perfectly good Cludhouse and Ballroom Facility, doomed to the Bulldozer soon, Squash Courts, and 2 Foot ball pitches. To be replaced with Accom Blocks to house 1050 EDF Workers for the 10 year Hinkley C proposed build time.... Where is the opposition to this, with the 200+ 1050 Workers living in Bath Rd, Bridgwater. This is why I' m calling for EDF to Fund, Leisure Facilities in the Town, as we are not only talking of the workers to be housed here there will also be up to a Total of 10.000 associated in the entire project, 5000 of which will be moving, into the area, poss with their families, so again their has been no addition monies into the Social, Doctors, Schooling, all of which will feel an increase to the services they provide..... Regards Blue -Owl Blue Owl

10:29am Tue 18 Dec 12

MBR Extreme says...

Sorry blue-owl I thought everybody knew . EDF have offered Albion the old ROF Site 22 acres, not exactly a home pitch but then money seems to talk with EDF.
Sorry blue-owl I thought everybody knew . EDF have offered Albion the old ROF Site 22 acres, not exactly a home pitch but then money seems to talk with EDF. MBR Extreme

12:11am Wed 19 Dec 12

Blue Owl says...

MBR Extreme wrote:
Sorry blue-owl I thought everybody knew . EDF have offered Albion the old ROF Site 22 acres, not exactly a home pitch but then money seems to talk with EDF.
Obviously you were not at the EAGM meeting @ the BARF Club on Tuesday evening last week, I was along with Members of the Club, who attended. For you info, as it is no secret, we, the Club have an option to Purchase 10 Acres of Land adjoins the 37 Club, on a 99 year Lease from the old ROF Site, for £100.k, with the option of a further 20 Acres, at a later date, this land at Puriton would give the Club, land for replacement 2nd & 3rd Pitches and Changing facilities. This land, is the only land available to the Club in and around Bridgwater. If the Club had not negotiated with EDF, for their purchase of the Second Pitch, they would and could have stolen it under ' Compulsary purchase ' of which, there was and is no redress. I spoke at the meeting, stating that I was sure that the Members of the Club would, vote against, a move of the Club to Puriton from College Way, Bath Rd. Now or at a future date.
Regards Blue-Owl.
PS. You say money talks with EDF, well they are not talking any where enough, to Fund Leisure in our Town of Bridgwater.
[quote][p][bold]MBR Extreme[/bold] wrote: Sorry blue-owl I thought everybody knew . EDF have offered Albion the old ROF Site 22 acres, not exactly a home pitch but then money seems to talk with EDF.[/p][/quote]Obviously you were not at the EAGM meeting @ the BARF Club on Tuesday evening last week, I was along with Members of the Club, who attended. For you info, as it is no secret, we, the Club have an option to Purchase 10 Acres of Land adjoins the 37 Club, on a 99 year Lease from the old ROF Site, for £100.k, with the option of a further 20 Acres, at a later date, this land at Puriton would give the Club, land for replacement 2nd & 3rd Pitches and Changing facilities. This land, is the only land available to the Club in and around Bridgwater. If the Club had not negotiated with EDF, for their purchase of the Second Pitch, they would and could have stolen it under ' Compulsary purchase ' of which, there was and is no redress. I spoke at the meeting, stating that I was sure that the Members of the Club would, vote against, a move of the Club to Puriton from College Way, Bath Rd. Now or at a future date. Regards Blue-Owl. PS. You say money talks with EDF, well they are not talking any where enough, to Fund Leisure in our Town of Bridgwater. Blue Owl

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