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Callunna
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Posted -  12/07/2011  :  09:11
Tesco are considering opening a store in Barnoldswick.

They claim it will create 175 jobs and keep shoppers in the town, as well as saving local firm L&P Springs.

There are 2 exhibitions taking place this Friday and Saturday for people to gain more information.

Views, anyone? 


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 05:48
That question reveals a very impersonal view of what constitutes evidence for or against. I am neutral about the store but what they can't provide is the continuity and personal contact with friends running businesses in the town. That's more important to me than any advantages/disadvantages in stocks.


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Whyperion
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Posted - 23/11/2011 : 01:08
Unfortunately I feel that where Tesco and others have opened larger retail units the change in the towns have meant that people have tended to shop where they perceive price to be lower and service at least acceptable, I dont think enough people in the area would put a superior quality of service over cheapness of products to maintain, in the long run, the wide choice of independent shops that occur in Barnoldswick. Though my previous post was trying to take the for/against arguements away from price and towards service , in this case service being measured by the unique product offerings avalible which is a tangible thing , rather than quality of service which is to some extent a matter of opinion.


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thomo
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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 14:24
I have just been handed a flyer about all of this, and when I stop laughing, and whilst like Stanley I have a neutral view of it all, I am amazed at the content. This to me is all about "Hating Tesco" and precious little about "Loving Barlick", " 90% of the takings will go out of town"!! I can think of at least 16 shops where this is already the case, and window cleaners, how many come from Barlick? A new Tesco would occupy a site five times larger than the Co-op, without Tesco it already does! This isnt about Barlick, its part of a greater hate campaign.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 06:25
I think I saw the same one a few weeks ago, about a Tesco campaign somewhere else? I just dismissed it out of hand, nothing to do with Barlick, as Peter says, obviously part of a wider anti-Tesco campaign. My own opinion is that it is dangerous when one organisation gets too large a section of the market. They are not a charitable organisation and use their power to depress producer prices in order to increase profit. Ask the farmers.....


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Tardis
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Posted - 03/12/2011 : 15:31
Anti-superstore campaign has now been in the Craven Herald, B&E and the Lancashire Telegraph (Thursday, Friday, Saturday respectively)

Seems to be on the Town Council Agenda for Wednesday too, according to the notice boards.


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Whyperion
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Posted - 04/12/2011 : 21:55
Not really finding a suitable place to put it , here seems as good as anywhere.

 How about some potential good news. With the BBC reports of the funding of University of Manchester into developing Graphene.

It looks like this substance could be commercially useful to be made into things. The future going forward to take the current research results into manufacturing and processing reality will take time and need space. While Greater Manchester and areas up to the likes of Burnley are not short of developable space , this does seem to be an opportunity for the larger vacant sites in Barnoldswick to capitalise on the areas'  expertise in production and precision engineering for the C21st  , but is (if necessary) Pendle Council up for investigating this line of economic development for the area? 

Daily Mail link for those that are interested , one comment does raise the possibilities of pollution or toxicity of the product , which I dont know has been proven safe or otherwise , I just raise the caveat .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2067118/Flexible-circuits-wonder-material-graphene-printed-ordinary-ink-jet-machine.html


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Tardis
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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 10:25
Got a letter to object to the planning permission yesterday pushed through my door.


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Buzz Lightyear
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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 12:48
Si did I so I used the adressed envelope to tell the Council I want a Tesco in Barlick !


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Big Kev
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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 13:24


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Whyperion wrote:
Not really finding a suitable place to put it , here seems as good as anywhere.

 How about some potential good news. With the BBC reports of the funding of University of Manchester into developing Graphene.

It looks like this substance could be commercially useful to be made into things. The future going forward to take the current research results into manufacturing and processing reality will take time and need space. While Greater Manchester and areas up to the likes of Burnley are not short of developable space , this does seem to be an opportunity for the larger vacant sites in Barnoldswick to capitalise on the areas'  expertise in production and precision engineering for the C21st  , but is (if necessary) Pendle Council up for investigating this line of economic development for the area? 

Daily Mail link for those that are interested , one comment does raise the possibilities of pollution or toxicity of the product , which I dont know has been proven safe or otherwise , I just raise the caveat .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2067118/Flexible-circuits-wonder-material-graphene-printed-ordinary-ink-jet-machine.html



I believe Barlick has been at the forefront of a lot of technology, it certainly looks interesting and likely to provide more jobs, skilled or otherwise, than a supermarket.

  


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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 13:26
I noticed that some of the shops, in town, are staging a protest today. They have their windows blacked out and "Closing Down" notices displayed.

 


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Whyperion
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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 13:51
Pottered around to my local tesco a couple of days ago, bought a couple of items on reduction ( thats about all I buy things with a yellow sticker , they normally managed to bring the price down to affordability). One was a plastic packed bag of winter vegtable mix , nice brussell sprouts and carrots consumed for lunch today. Sainsbury's reductions often seem to be too expensive even after the discounted prices. It does seem strange that Skipton and Barnoldswick have approx same population numbers and that Skipton can support a market and two superstores , but Barnoldswick cannot support one superstore, presumably because those with access to easy transport to Skipton and Colne can afford to shop at the larger superstores for the main weekly shop and only top up ( if they shop at all ) in the town centre or smaller shops.  It also seems to me that the number of grocers and superstores fill up a lot of their shelves with Beers , Wines and Spirts , rather than anything useful and I have also noted the great increase in variety of breakfast cerals which take up miles of shelf space.  


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Whyperion
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Posted - 05/12/2011 : 14:17
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-16028246


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Tardis
Regular Member


453 Posts
Posted - 05/12/2011 : 15:14
Dave Guest was in town today with a camera so maybe those shots were his.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 06/12/2011 : 05:50
I saw the coverage on BBC last night and also the windows as I walked back from Letcliffe. A very effective action, clever concepot and persuasive. If nothing else it draws attention to our local shops.


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tomket
New Member


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Posted - 07/12/2011 : 13:07
This is not an anti-Tesco rant but it is, I think, a little insensitive of them, bearing in mind that there are a lot of cancer charity supporters in Barnoldswick.
Tesco has ended it's support of Cancer Research and is sponsoring a gay pride festival ( I have no problem with gays.).
It does however beg the question as to whether they really understand the town and its people !


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