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simonesaffron

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Re: Chadwick Street / Trinity Street Development Announced
« Reply #403 on: February 16, 2014, 11:35:55 AM »
Have the "Marple 6" (as Simone calls them)  ever wondered what will happen to our town centre if the small, independent shops go out of business, whether due to high rents, high business rates or as a result of the fundamental migration to internet shopping we are now witnessing?

That's probably why Bowden they opposed the Hibbert Lane Supermarket so as not to accelerate the process you have just described. As well as this you could always write to them and ask them directly.

Furthermore there are local elections in May and if the media is to believed then the LibDems needn't bother turning up.   

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« Reply #402 on: February 15, 2014, 09:03:52 PM »
Have the "Marple 6" (as Simone calls them)  ever wondered what will happen to our town centre if the small, independent shops go out of business, whether due to high rents, high business rates or as a result of the fundamental migration to internet shopping we are now witnessing?

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« Reply #401 on: February 15, 2014, 12:02:51 PM »
I take Simone's point: the intention of our councillors was to prevent a supermarket being built on Hibbert Lane.  However, unless the council succeeds in persuading a supermarket chain to take Chadwick Street (don't hold your breath), the effect of the councillors' actions will have been to prevent a supermarket being built on any site in Marple. 

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« Reply #400 on: February 15, 2014, 11:38:32 AM »
...rather than prevent, which is what our lot have done.   ::)

This isn't true Dave, they prevented a supermarket coming to HIBBERT LANE for reasons rightly or wrongly that are open and well documented.

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« Reply #399 on: February 14, 2014, 08:51:50 PM »
And you are not alone, Franz.  The report commissioned by SMBC from consultants Hollis Vincent identified a total of £27 million per year being spent by residents of Marple at supermarkets in Stockport, Hyde, Bredbury, Hazel Grove, Glossop and Whaley Bridge.  This is money that could (and should, IMO) be being spent in Marple, and be contributing to the economy and to job creation in our own area.  

See para 4.12 of http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s25234/FINAL%20Marple%20Foodstores%20Report%20-%2022%2001.pdf.

Quite right Dave but the opportunity has now gone .certain people some from Marple and outlining areas demonstrated that they wanted marple to stay as it is .even though a lot of them did there supermarket shopping else were ...what will Marple be like in a few years time .Marple is going to sleep slowly .

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« Reply #398 on: February 14, 2014, 06:57:37 PM »
Hollins is, indeed, a great shop!

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« Reply #397 on: February 14, 2014, 06:03:47 PM »
And you are not alone, Franz.  The report commissioned by SMBC from consultants Hollis Vincent identified a total of £27 million per year being spent by residents of Marple at supermarkets in Stockport, Hyde, Bredbury, Hazel Grove, Glossop and Whaley Bridge.  This is money that could (and should, IMO) be being spent in Marple, and be contributing to the economy and to job creation in our own area.  

See para 4.12 of http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/documents/s25234/FINAL%20Marple%20Foodstores%20Report%20-%2022%2001.pdf.

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« Reply #396 on: February 14, 2014, 05:20:17 PM »
I was in Congleton yesterday.The busy main shopping street has a similar mix of shops to Marple, a reasonable mix of retailers, four vacant premises, some charity shops, coffee shops, and various service providers but there are also a Morrisons, Aldi, Farmfoods and Costcutter in the centre plus a Tesco Superstore (average Superstore sales area 38,000 sq ft) and M&S Simply Food on the edge of centre and a Coop supermarket within 1km. 

Congleton has a population of 26,000 so it is larger than Marple but, even taking that into account, the facilities for shopping bear no comparison. Since we moved here 35 years ago I have forgotten what it is like to shop locally, the weekly commute out of town has become second nature although we do use just one local retailer, The Hollins, a shop that never ceases to amaze me

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« Reply #395 on: February 14, 2014, 03:30:43 PM »
...rather than prevent, which is what our lot have done.   ::)

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« Reply #394 on: February 14, 2014, 12:03:14 PM »
Not compel, encourage.

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« Reply #393 on: February 14, 2014, 10:22:19 AM »


And what have we got? A glorified convenience store and an Iceland. Well done, Councillors.
So you think the Local Authority should have the power to compel stores to local in Marple- Strange.

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« Reply #392 on: February 13, 2014, 09:54:22 PM »
Northwich is a similar size town to Marple. For many years it has had a Tesco, a Sainsbury's, an Aldi, a Lidl as well as M & S Food.  A few months ago, a new Waitrose store opened on the banks of the Weaver. Just a few days ago, plans were announced for a new flagship Asda store in the new Baron's Quay development.

And what have we got? A glorified convenience store and an Iceland. Well done, Councillors.

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« Reply #391 on: February 13, 2014, 06:48:03 PM »
If the coop wasn't a coop and it was a decent supermarket, would Marple actually need a second supermarket?

Yes, as different people expect a different mix of “cheap” and “quality” so will never agree on what a decent supermarket is.   (But can agree on what is not a decent supermarket!)

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« Reply #390 on: February 13, 2014, 12:39:06 PM »
Yes, in the meantime I've found it.

Have you seen the state of the mill outside .its a eyesore apartments or pulled down . Problem is not a lot of spare money available .for redevelopment . Compstall mill classic example . That's been sold four times over a five year period .jenkins now owni it they buy. mills up for apartments . Very large one doing now in Bolton .

They are doing up but that's stopped lack of cash ....

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« Reply #389 on: February 13, 2014, 12:30:52 PM »
If the coop wasn't a coop and it was a decent supermarket, would Marple actually need a second supermarket?

Just depends on what super market marple needs competition .