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Do you approve, oppose or not care if a supermarket were built on the Hibbert Lane site?

I object to a supermarket being built on the site.
I approve of a supermarket being built on the site.
I don't mind what is done with it.

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Dave

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« Reply #1673 on: July 02, 2012, 07:48:29 AM »
Harry and HWL are right - the other two petrol stations in Marple will reduce their prices to be closer to (or even match) the Asda price, just as the Esso garage in Bredbury matches Morrisons' price.  Being in central locations with more passing traffic they may get away with charging 1p or so more. 

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« Reply #1672 on: July 01, 2012, 10:07:10 PM »
mm why do you waste your time and effort informing the people on here  who just feed off your information and belittle you.   Without you they would get to know nowt, tell them nothing and let then argue and bicker amongst themselves.   that's my advice
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« Reply #1671 on: July 01, 2012, 08:47:58 PM »
You are right sgk.

Victor, please accept my apologies. I misunderstood your post. You're correct, we may be paying even less than 127.7p per litre when Asda arrive.

Don't worry about the other petrol stations. They'll just have to adjust their prices and stop overcharging us.

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« Reply #1670 on: July 01, 2012, 08:38:04 PM »
I think you will find that ASDA (along with all other supermarkets) set their price according to the site and local competition and not on a national basis.

Victor, you really are a star with your observations.

See http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/new-fuel-price-cuts-at-asda.17973686
Extract: "From today customers at Asda's 196 filling stations will pay no more than 127.7p a litre for petrol and no more than 132.7p a litre for diesel."

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/supermarket-giants-to-slash-fuel-prices-7880731.html
Extract: "From tomorrow customers at Asda's 196 filling stations will pay no more than 127.7p a litre for petrol"

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http://your.asda.com/news-and-blogs/we-re-leading-the-way-again-with-another-2p-cut-in-fuel-prices
Extract: "From tomorrow (Tuesday, 26th June) you won’t pay more than 127.7p for a litre of unleaded and 132.7p per litre of diesel at any of our 196 petrol stations."

There are many other similar reports if you care to look for them. They're called facts.



Harry - think you've misinterpreted the news stories.

"No more than 127.7p a litre" means that's the maximum price they'll charge.  They still vary the price depending on location and local competition, as Victor pointed out.

For example, unleaded, ASDA Ashton New Road 127.7p, ASDA Chadderton 126.7p, ASDA Isle Of Dogs 124.7p.   These figures are taken from ASDA's own website.

So Victor is indeed a star with his observations.  Fact.

Harry

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« Reply #1669 on: July 01, 2012, 08:07:31 PM »
I think you will find that ASDA (along with all other supermarkets) set their price according to the site and local competition and not on a national basis.

Victor, you really are a star with your observations.

See http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/new-fuel-price-cuts-at-asda.17973686
Extract: "From today customers at Asda's 196 filling stations will pay no more than 127.7p a litre for petrol and no more than 132.7p a litre for diesel."

or

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/supermarket-giants-to-slash-fuel-prices-7880731.html
Extract: "From tomorrow customers at Asda's 196 filling stations will pay no more than 127.7p a litre for petrol"

or

http://your.asda.com/news-and-blogs/we-re-leading-the-way-again-with-another-2p-cut-in-fuel-prices
Extract: "From tomorrow (Tuesday, 26th June) you won’t pay more than 127.7p for a litre of unleaded and 132.7p per litre of diesel at any of our 196 petrol stations."

There are many other similar reports if you care to look for them. They're called facts.

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« Reply #1668 on: July 01, 2012, 06:33:01 PM »
I never use either of the two Marple petrol stations unless absolutely necessary and then only to buy enough fuel until I can visit a cheaper supermarket petrol station. How many people pay more than they have to for fuel.  I would hate to see the independent shops put out of business by aggressive and unfair price undercutting but I don't feel the same way about the petrol stations. 

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« Reply #1667 on: July 01, 2012, 06:25:38 PM »
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Today the petrol stations in Marple were charging 132.9 for regular unleaded. Asda charge 127.7 nationwide for the same thing. A saving of 5.2p per litre. That's quite a saving over a year for the average motorist.

I think you will find that ASDA (along with all other supermarkets) set their price according to the site and local competition and not on a national basis. So they will undercut the local competition but not be as cheap as say Tesco in Stockport or Morrison's in Hyde. Downside is however that both local garages will close and the view you will get as you drive into Marple will be that of large derelict sites. Some will think that that's a price worth paying some will not, however the decision to grant planning permission will only be decided on planning grounds. They (planning grounds) do not include the price of a litre of petrol or the price of food!

Just like the Esso in Bredbury immediately closed once Morrisons opened up their petrol station down the road. Poor old Arthur Shell and Ernest Texaco and Sons won't be able to compete in Marple that's for sure.

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« Reply #1666 on: July 01, 2012, 06:11:29 PM »
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Today the petrol stations in Marple were charging 132.9 for regular unleaded. Asda charge 127.7 nationwide for the same thing. A saving of 5.2p per litre. That's quite a saving over a year for the average motorist.

I think you will find that ASDA (along with all other supermarkets) set their price according to the site and local competition and not on a national basis. So they will undercut the local competition but not be as cheap as say Tesco in Stockport or Morrison's in Hyde. Downside is however that both local garages will close and the view you will get as you drive into Marple will be that of large derelict sites. Some will think that that's a price worth paying some will not, however the decision to grant planning permission will only be decided on planning grounds. They (planning grounds) do not include the price of a litre of petrol or the price of food!

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« Reply #1665 on: July 01, 2012, 05:14:32 PM »
If it is true, as reported, that Asda plan to include a petrol station with their proposed neighbourhood supermarket, then that is good news for Marple motorists.

Today the petrol stations in Marple were charging 132.9 for regular unleaded. Asda charge 127.7 nationwide for the same thing. A saving of 5.2p per litre. Thats quite a saving over a year for the average motorist.
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« Reply #1664 on: July 01, 2012, 11:28:54 AM »
I didn't think they,your opponents, were arguing, I thought they were in fact largely in agreement about you and your tactics.

Excellent post Simone

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« Reply #1663 on: July 01, 2012, 11:14:43 AM »
We were asked to NOT field a candidate to stand  (just for the record)

But  hey!  it's the Sabbath  and 'Stone Roses ' so give me both barrels !    I will have to beg my leave and leave my opponents to argue amongst themselves !  :-*
BECAUSE IT CONCERNS ME, MINE AND OTHERS !!!!!

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« Reply #1662 on: July 01, 2012, 11:00:29 AM »
We now see as Dave points out only in different words, that Marple Inaction have established themselvesl as an unelected, uninformed,unrepresentative, scaremongering, blackguarding, truthbending "organisation", that has no influence whatsoever on any supermarket development in Marple be it  Asda or anybody else.

It is obvious that all who do have influence take absolutely no notice of them whatsoever.

I was at an  Area Committee some months ago when some of their members were there and were having their say, which it has to be said they were entitled to. The look of absolute tedium that came across the face of the local Councillors when they were speaking was completely apparent for all to see. Councillors weren't even listening to them and I have to say they had the same effect on me as they had on the Councillors

Their comments on this site over the last twelve months and the arrogant,  patronising, disdainful, vulgar way that they have presentd themselves makes you want to vote for the Asda  even if you don't want one just to spite MarpleInaction.

In my view they have done more to bring Asda to town than deter it. With "enemies" like MarpleInaction Asda don't need any friends.     
Not wanting to disappoint you but sadly  :'(. I am the only one from MIA who posts on this site !  Sad but true.   Other people post as themselves and have a democratic right to their opinion.   I am sick and tired of arm chair socalists on this site.   I suggest you get out and campain for the supermarket if that's what you want! Just stop trying to discredit MIA.  If you have a fight it's with me ! Not MIA so direct  you negativity at me !  I am not fazed in the slightest by your play on words because that's all you appear to do for whatever reason best known to you  :-*

 Miss M,

  I wasn't really criticizing you (although if the cap fits) I was criticizing MarpleInaction, you elevate yourself to a station that you don't hold, if you think my comments were aimed at you. I agree everybody does have a right to their own opinion and that's mine. As for being an "armchair socialist", I don't even think that you know what that means. 

It really is about time MarpleInaction left the good, intelligent people of Marple to make up their own minds about the supermarket issue. We have our own elected representatives. That's the point really, that you and your colleagues don't seem to understand you are not elected, you are self - appointed. Have your views by all means but stop trying to bully others into having the same ones.

If you want to claim to represent the community - then stand for the Council, there were elections in May and I didn't notice any MarpleInaction candidates. You claim to have all these supporters yet you couldn't even field one single candidate.   

As for being "sick and tired" (and this is for you) don't you think that you spend an awful lot of time feeling this way or being "infuriated" or having your "blood boil" or being in some rage about something ? Is it a good way to live ?

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« Reply #1661 on: July 01, 2012, 08:14:13 AM »
In the past I too have been amused to be branded an armchair socialist by Miss M.  From her use of the word 'socialist', I think we can safely assume that Miss M is not a Labour voter.   

If she is in fact a Tory, one really amusing thing about all this fuss is that the only reason the college is in a position to sell some land is because of the Further and Higher Education Act (1993), which removed sixth form colleges from local authority control.  That was a Tory bill, of course, opposed by 'armchair socialists' at the time.   If the 'armchair socialists' had had their way, the bill would not have been passed, and the college would still be controlled by SMBC.  It would now be much more accountable to the local community, and our councillors would be able to stop it selling off land to a supermarket.

Funny old world......     :D

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« Reply #1660 on: June 30, 2012, 09:39:45 PM »
Now answer the question Why are those who disagree with you branded a Socialist?

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« Reply #1659 on: June 30, 2012, 09:33:04 PM »
She's pleased she's raised awareness  ;) and she's thick skinned ! And she's not a she  :o lol x
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