Thursday, 7 June 2012

All boarded up...

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14 comments:

  1. Looks miles better already. Just hope they deter the local youth from hanging around now.


    Alec

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  2. Does anyone know when demolishing work is starting? Rather than boarding it up I hoped they would be knocking it down.

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  3. I have asked Sainsbury's when demolition work is starting and no date has been given. I will continue to ask and publish the date as soon as possible. If anyone sees anything of note, please leave a comment or drop me a note at news@thesilhillian.co.uk.

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  4. I have heard rumours that they have decided not to go ahead after all - anyone else heard this (perhaps they can sell the site to Waitrose....)

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  5. Perhaps they are realising what a huge task it will be to bring this to life. It was always ambitious to fit such a sizeable store onto such a centralised, oddly shaped plot. And where would you relocate the surgery whilst it is being rennovated?

    Contrary to the Waitrose rumours, I heard a rumbling from a good source that Sainsbury's have bought the garage too.

    I fear this is the calm before the storm for Sainsburys-in-Arden.

    M.

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  6. That reminds me has anyone else heard the rumour that some of the people who supported Sainsbury's application have been given shares in return for their support? I suppose its legal, but interesting nonetheless if true :)

    M.

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  7. M,
    What garage?

    Shares for support! Whatever next!!! ;)

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  8. I am also led to believe that Sainsbury's have bought the petrol station at the corner of Manor Road/Station Road (sorry can't remember the brand). My assumptions would be (a) they wanted a petrol station to continue the Sainsbury's brand within the village (b) maybe perhaps have some ideas with regards to the car park at the rear and do away with the garage altogether (only my cynical assumptions here folks) (c) a combination of the first two.

    Have heard nothing about giving away shares ...... can't really see that happening (although I would guess that if that WAS true, the Drs would be first on the list for "gifting" to).

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  9. Just a thought but were Sainsburys to buy the petrol station it would make an ideal location to build a new Surgery with its own parking area. This in turn would greatly facilitate the demolition of Forest Court and the building of the new Supermarket.

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    1. What a great idea!! If they bought the petrol station and branded it as their own we might have local access to cheaper fuel. Good for us all!

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  10. So Forest Court is now all boarded up, secure, cocooned. Surely you don't do that if you are about to demolish, you put a high security fence round, very suspecious. justin King has recently stated that there major growth will be in local stores, not supermarkets - does this fit in with the petrol station and shop?
    Don't believe that Sainsbury's would have given shares to the doctors but I think that it was very naive and foolish to have allowed thmselves to be manipulated and used by Sainsbury's. Sad also for those folks who thought that they were voting for a new surgery and were not aware that they were really supporting Sainsbury's.

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  11. If you anti Doctor numpties had brains you could get sued.

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  12. Can,t wait for this to happen i think it is good for the area.

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  13. They said it was boarded up to prevent vandalism, but I heard it was chock-a-block with asbestos, and they had to board it up until they could get it all removed.

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