Flagship upmarket superstore deal to be signed in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire: Flagship upmarket superstore deal to be signed in Blackburn Flagship upmarket superstore deal to be signed in Blackburn

A DEAL to bring a flagship upmarket superstore to the former Blackburn covered market is set to be sealed this summer.

Senior councillors have approved the legal arrangements to put the search for a major retail player, to occupy the vacant 3.25-acre site, into overdrive.

The land sale will bring the borough more than £5million and put in place by 2016 a major piece of their plans to revit-alise the town centre shopping area.

The council is determined to bring an upmarket retailer to the key location, with a store of between 25,000 and 60,000 sq ft and car parking. It will complement the £33million Cathedral Quarter develop-ment, where work is already under way.

With Sainsbury’s agreement with Thwaites to develop their Star Brewery site dropped, Blackburn with Darwen Council executive board reviewed its plans for the empty land, once home of the five-day market hall.

It confirmed Northpoint Developments, a Manchester firm with a proven track record for such schemes, as its key partner, authorising it to step up their search for a high-quality occupant.

Several major retailers are in talks and Sainsbury’s confirmed, following the expiry of its deal with Thwaites, it remained interested in locating a flagship outlet in Blackburn.

Borough finance chief Andy Kay said he hoped a deal could be signed by this summer as the search for a new store on the land was intensified. He is determined the new development should be a quality company, rather than a discount store, such as Aldi or Lidl.

Firms approached include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, and Booths although non-food retailers, such as John Lewis, are in the frame. Senior councillors would also welcome a new store development by Marks and Spencer.

Coun Kay said: “We have reviewed our arrangements and confirmed Northpoint as our development partner. It is already in talks with several retailers, and this decision gives them the green light to go full steam ahead. We hope to have a deal for the new store on the old market site signed and sealed by the late summer.”

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9:14am Thu 27 Mar 14

Joseph O'M says...

John Lewis would be a really valuable addition - the others are just supermarkets, which would compete with the actual market opposite...
John Lewis would be a really valuable addition - the others are just supermarkets, which would compete with the actual market opposite... Joseph O'M
  • Score: 50

9:32am Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Let's remember folks that, around 30 years ago, Blackburn had a very good"upmarket" supermarket by the name of EH Booth's I was living out of the area at the time, but I believe that it was exorbitant rent and rate rises that persuaded them to move to a brand new store in Clitheroe. Please correct me if I'm mistaken. Whatever the reason, that store is now a gold mine
Let's remember folks that, around 30 years ago, Blackburn had a very good"upmarket" supermarket by the name of EH Booth's I was living out of the area at the time, but I believe that it was exorbitant rent and rate rises that persuaded them to move to a brand new store in Clitheroe. Please correct me if I'm mistaken. Whatever the reason, that store is now a gold mine Darren1951
  • Score: 71

9:37am Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Oops, slight misunderstanding, I think, folks! I mistook the blurred picture for a supermarket aisle! Supermarket - superstore - obviously, two different animals
Oops, slight misunderstanding, I think, folks! I mistook the blurred picture for a supermarket aisle! Supermarket - superstore - obviously, two different animals Darren1951
  • Score: 25

10:08am Thu 27 Mar 14

burner says...

So . . . . actually . . . . nothing has happened ?
So . . . . actually . . . . nothing has happened ? burner
  • Score: 37

10:27am Thu 27 Mar 14

campbell69s says...

So a shop is probably going to open in Blackburn, but we don't know which one?
Slow news day?
So a shop is probably going to open in Blackburn, but we don't know which one? Slow news day? campbell69s
  • Score: 37

10:30am Thu 27 Mar 14

paperboy70 says...

It's highly, highly unlikely John Lewis or Waitrose will come to Blackburn. My money is on Sainsbury's. M&S want to get onto Whitebirk Retail Park, hence the reason why Peel are so keen to over turn the trading restrictions.
It's highly, highly unlikely John Lewis or Waitrose will come to Blackburn. My money is on Sainsbury's. M&S want to get onto Whitebirk Retail Park, hence the reason why Peel are so keen to over turn the trading restrictions. paperboy70
  • Score: 37

10:56am Thu 27 Mar 14

Mon says...

Message to Andy Kay. A lot of stilletoe heeled shoppers are leaving the "quality companies" behind to go to discount stores like Aldi and Lidl these days. You probably don't go shopping yourself so you won't have noticed.
Message to Andy Kay. A lot of stilletoe heeled shoppers are leaving the "quality companies" behind to go to discount stores like Aldi and Lidl these days. You probably don't go shopping yourself so you won't have noticed. Mon
  • Score: 56

10:58am Thu 27 Mar 14

shytalk says...

A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less shytalk
  • Score: 16

11:02am Thu 27 Mar 14

DaveBurnley says...

shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
But covered markets are low cost and can sell cheaply. Councillors don't care about the public, they want flagship schemes which they can boast about. Service to the public is way down their priorities.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]But covered markets are low cost and can sell cheaply. Councillors don't care about the public, they want flagship schemes which they can boast about. Service to the public is way down their priorities. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 34

11:13am Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote? Darren1951
  • Score: -27

11:35am Thu 27 Mar 14

shytalk says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951 shytalk
  • Score: -10

11:49am Thu 27 Mar 14

Pan-cake says...

I rather think Kay and the council are in cloud cuckoo land. I'm not wasting my time making further comment.
I rather think Kay and the council are in cloud cuckoo land. I'm not wasting my time making further comment. Pan-cake
  • Score: 27

11:50am Thu 27 Mar 14

BogTrotter71 says...

shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things BogTrotter71
  • Score: 22

12:26pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mmickk says...

Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme. mmickk
  • Score: 30

12:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

brfc says...

mmickk wrote:
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere!
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.[/p][/quote]Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere! brfc
  • Score: 31

1:00pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Should that not be 'teach you'? ;-D haha
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Should that not be 'teach you'? ;-D haha ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mmickk says...

Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!!
Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!! mmickk
  • Score: 22

1:03pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mmickk says...

brfc wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere!
A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!!
[quote][p][bold]brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.[/p][/quote]Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere![/p][/quote]A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!! mmickk
  • Score: 27

1:03pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Keith Myath says...

BogTrotter71 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things
"To correctly communicate", BT71? Do I detect a split infinitive? How pedantic am I ! ;)
[quote][p][bold]BogTrotter71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things[/p][/quote]"To correctly communicate", BT71? Do I detect a split infinitive? How pedantic am I ! ;) Keith Myath
  • Score: -8

1:17pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Keith Myath wrote:
BogTrotter71 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things
"To correctly communicate", BT71? Do I detect a split infinitive? How pedantic am I ! ;)
Nowhere near pedantic enough, IMHO!! LOL, btw.
[quote][p][bold]Keith Myath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BogTrotter71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]There's the grammar police and then there is an obvious lack of ability to correctly communicate. As with children, if you are not taught correctly then you will never learn the correct way to do things[/p][/quote]"To correctly communicate", BT71? Do I detect a split infinitive? How pedantic am I ! ;)[/p][/quote]Nowhere near pedantic enough, IMHO!! LOL, btw. Darren1951
  • Score: -5

1:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school? Darren1951
  • Score: -7

1:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

shytalk says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?
When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them.
Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents.
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?[/p][/quote]When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them. Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents. shytalk
  • Score: 14

2:46pm Thu 27 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty.
To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty. shirtbox
  • Score: -7

3:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Cimbri says...

mmickk wrote:
brfc wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere!
A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!!
Thanks, I was eating when I read that!
Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating.
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.[/p][/quote]Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere![/p][/quote]A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!![/p][/quote]Thanks, I was eating when I read that! Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating. Cimbri
  • Score: 22

3:40pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Cimbri says...

shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?
When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them.
Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents.
I would argue that payed is nearer the mark than paid would be, since it is a matter of tense.
'You pay out a cable but the cable was payed out, earlier.'
Since 'attention' is something that you give, it therefore seems proper, in the past tense, to use the term, 'payed more attention', as in this instance.
I too, used to like looking out of the window but this proves that I was actually listening, at the time.

And, the English homework subject for tonight is..
Prefixes.. If the opposite of assemble is disassemble, what is the opposite of dismantle? (Not less than 500 words.)
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?[/p][/quote]When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them. Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents.[/p][/quote]I would argue that payed is nearer the mark than paid would be, since it is a matter of tense. 'You pay out a cable but the cable was payed out, earlier.' Since 'attention' is something that you give, it therefore seems proper, in the past tense, to use the term, 'payed more attention', as in this instance. I too, used to like looking out of the window but this proves that I was actually listening, at the time. And, the English homework subject for tonight is.. Prefixes.. If the opposite of assemble is disassemble, what is the opposite of dismantle? (Not less than 500 words.) Cimbri
  • Score: -12

3:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

Any 'upmarket' retailer will have a list of desired locations. Sorry but BB1 will not be on it.

£5million ? you may need to pay them that to get them to come here.
Any 'upmarket' retailer will have a list of desired locations. Sorry but BB1 will not be on it. £5million ? you may need to pay them that to get them to come here. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 30

3:46pm Thu 27 Mar 14

B52bomber says...

IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO
IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO B52bomber
  • Score: 2

4:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

woolywords says...

Sell the land?
Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase.
Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants.
Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely!
Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market.
I think I'm on a winner here...
Sell the land? Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase. Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants. Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely! Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market. I think I'm on a winner here... woolywords
  • Score: -17

4:18pm Thu 27 Mar 14

useyourhead says...

Since when could Tesco ever be described as 'up market'.
Since when could Tesco ever be described as 'up market'. useyourhead
  • Score: 26

4:59pm Thu 27 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 38

5:14pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Maybe a soupkitchen?
Maybe a soupkitchen? Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 28

5:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

peely says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
To blend in with most other area of Blackburn town centre they could build accomodation for druggies / alcoholics / asylum seekers and a few dos houses. These would fit in perfectly with Blackburn centre and surrounding areas. Throw in a few more pound shops and bookies a couple of charity shops and hey presto site completed !
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]To blend in with most other area of Blackburn town centre they could build accomodation for druggies / alcoholics / asylum seekers and a few dos houses. These would fit in perfectly with Blackburn centre and surrounding areas. Throw in a few more pound shops and bookies a couple of charity shops and hey presto site completed ! peely
  • Score: 36

5:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mmickk says...

Cimbri wrote:
mmickk wrote:
brfc wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere!
A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!!
Thanks, I was eating when I read that!
Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating.
LOL sorry!!
[quote][p][bold]Cimbri[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.[/p][/quote]Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere![/p][/quote]A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!![/p][/quote]Thanks, I was eating when I read that! Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating.[/p][/quote]LOL sorry!! mmickk
  • Score: 17

5:55pm Thu 27 Mar 14

dean555 says...

I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was! dean555
  • Score: 26

6:00pm Thu 27 Mar 14

happycyclist says...

dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Me too.
[quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Me too. happycyclist
  • Score: 22

6:04pm Thu 27 Mar 14

AllHumanone says...

This is one sick Joke!

we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads

1) Matalan/Staples
2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx
3)Asda/Halfords/B&M
4)BandQ/ Pets at Home
5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas

All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket,
what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!)

oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking.

But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea

lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless!
This is one sick Joke! we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads 1) Matalan/Staples 2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx 3)Asda/Halfords/B&M 4)BandQ/ Pets at Home 5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket, what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!) oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking. But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless! AllHumanone
  • Score: 41

6:07pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?
Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not.
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?[/p][/quote]Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not. Darren1951
  • Score: -18

6:09pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

shirtbox wrote:
To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty.
Oops, responded to wrong comment!
Anyway shitbox: Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not.
[quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty.[/p][/quote]Oops, responded to wrong comment! Anyway shitbox: Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not. Darren1951
  • Score: -16

7:50pm Thu 27 Mar 14

icannotrace says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shirtbox wrote:
To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty.
Oops, responded to wrong comment!
Anyway shitbox: Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not.
I've heard of irony and also heard that some people use it to try to cover up mistakes?
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shirtbox[/bold] wrote: To Darren 1951. Learn to spell, payed? numpty.[/p][/quote]Oops, responded to wrong comment! Anyway shitbox: Ever heard of irony? On reflection, probably not.[/p][/quote]I've heard of irony and also heard that some people use it to try to cover up mistakes? icannotrace
  • Score: -10

8:07pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Manuel Hung says...

Anyone opening a shop in Blackburrrrn selling soup, pot noodles, meths & frosty jack should do ok.
Anyone opening a shop in Blackburrrrn selling soup, pot noodles, meths & frosty jack should do ok. Manuel Hung
  • Score: 20

8:48pm Thu 27 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

John Lewis pulled out of Preston so why would they come to Blackburn.Andy Kay must be living in cloud cuckoo land. Best hope it is Wilikinson or Poundland store .Sainsburys to build a superstore somewhere in town centre would boost the economy of Blackburn town centre
Just look at the Mall many shop units still empty and still could not attract many big names like Jack & Jones Zara Warehouse Monsoon miss selfridge Goldsmith Disney store Clas Ohlson etc etc
John Lewis pulled out of Preston so why would they come to Blackburn.Andy Kay must be living in cloud cuckoo land. Best hope it is Wilikinson or Poundland store .Sainsburys to build a superstore somewhere in town centre would boost the economy of Blackburn town centre Just look at the Mall many shop units still empty and still could not attract many big names like Jack & Jones Zara Warehouse Monsoon miss selfridge Goldsmith Disney store Clas Ohlson etc etc M.DANNY
  • Score: 24

8:59pm Thu 27 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

AllHumanone wrote:
This is one sick Joke!

we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads

1) Matalan/Staples
2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx
3)Asda/Halfords/B&am
p;M
4)BandQ/ Pets at Home
5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas

All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket,
what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!)

oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking.

But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea

lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless!
Rubbish we don't want a food store or clothing stores in Whitebirk that would have a detrimentle impact on town centres places like Accrington Blackburn,Burnley and Darwen.
Whitebirk should expand for bulky stores like IKEA DFS Toys R US and eateries like Mcdonalds Burger King, Krispy Kreme , Nandos Harry Ramsden Starbucks etc etc
[quote][p][bold]AllHumanone[/bold] wrote: This is one sick Joke! we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads 1) Matalan/Staples 2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx 3)Asda/Halfords/B&am p;M 4)BandQ/ Pets at Home 5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket, what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!) oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking. But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless![/p][/quote]Rubbish we don't want a food store or clothing stores in Whitebirk that would have a detrimentle impact on town centres places like Accrington Blackburn,Burnley and Darwen. Whitebirk should expand for bulky stores like IKEA DFS Toys R US and eateries like Mcdonalds Burger King, Krispy Kreme , Nandos Harry Ramsden Starbucks etc etc M.DANNY
  • Score: -9

9:38pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Cimbri says...

dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Blackburns new bus station is going to be, 3 days away.
[quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Blackburns new bus station is going to be, 3 days away. Cimbri
  • Score: 21

9:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Malthus says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
Why are you being so pedantic? Perhaps you should have read your post before submitting it. I am sure you meant to write, English as it should be written and not "English at it should be wrote?". As far as I can see you used the word "at" instead of as and also the sentence you used seemed a little clumsy. I do not make any claims about myself being an expert in English, but then again do I not generally make a point of correcting other people's grammar in such a patronising way. There may errors in my post Darren, and so feel free to comment. However, remember "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it.
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]Why are you being so pedantic? Perhaps you should have read your post before submitting it. I am sure you meant to write, English as it should be written and not "English at it should be wrote?". As far as I can see you used the word "at" instead of as and also the sentence you used seemed a little clumsy. I do not make any claims about myself being an expert in English, but then again do I not generally make a point of correcting other people's grammar in such a patronising way. There may errors in my post Darren, and so feel free to comment. However, remember "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it. Malthus
  • Score: 8

10:38pm Thu 27 Mar 14

hugofakenham says...

Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t.
On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !!
Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t. On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !! hugofakenham
  • Score: 21

11:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Malthus wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
Why are you being so pedantic? Perhaps you should have read your post before submitting it. I am sure you meant to write, English as it should be written and not "English at it should be wrote?". As far as I can see you used the word "at" instead of as and also the sentence you used seemed a little clumsy. I do not make any claims about myself being an expert in English, but then again do I not generally make a point of correcting other people's grammar in such a patronising way. There may errors in my post Darren, and so feel free to comment. However, remember "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it.
Pedantic, moi? What makes you think I made a "mistake"? Even if I did, anyone can make a mistake, or so I'm told, and even I am only human. The standard of grammar, and of spelling, in far too many of these comments is, IMHO, absolutely appalling. Using "of" instead of "have is a classic case, either that or it's an example of sheer, unadulterated laziness.
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]Why are you being so pedantic? Perhaps you should have read your post before submitting it. I am sure you meant to write, English as it should be written and not "English at it should be wrote?". As far as I can see you used the word "at" instead of as and also the sentence you used seemed a little clumsy. I do not make any claims about myself being an expert in English, but then again do I not generally make a point of correcting other people's grammar in such a patronising way. There may errors in my post Darren, and so feel free to comment. However, remember "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it.[/p][/quote]Pedantic, moi? What makes you think I made a "mistake"? Even if I did, anyone can make a mistake, or so I'm told, and even I am only human. The standard of grammar, and of spelling, in far too many of these comments is, IMHO, absolutely appalling. Using "of" instead of "have is a classic case, either that or it's an example of sheer, unadulterated laziness. Darren1951
  • Score: -9

11:48pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

PS. Malthus: I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it.

Am, I bovvered?
PS. Malthus: I also do not accept your justification as far as irony is concerned, you made a mistake, live with it. Am, I bovvered? Darren1951
  • Score: -13

6:19am Fri 28 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil.
You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else.
Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil. You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: 16

7:32am Fri 28 Mar 14

shytalk says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto. shytalk
  • Score: 23

7:52am Fri 28 Mar 14

Wishingwell says...

If it wasn't' for M&S and Morrisons, Blackburn would implode. The idea that the town could carry anything else respectable, is fantasy.
If it wasn't' for M&S and Morrisons, Blackburn would implode. The idea that the town could carry anything else respectable, is fantasy. Wishingwell
  • Score: 22

8:00am Fri 28 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Cimbri wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951
Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?
When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them.
Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents.
I would argue that payed is nearer the mark than paid would be, since it is a matter of tense.
'You pay out a cable but the cable was payed out, earlier.'
Since 'attention' is something that you give, it therefore seems proper, in the past tense, to use the term, 'payed more attention', as in this instance.
I too, used to like looking out of the window but this proves that I was actually listening, at the time.

And, the English homework subject for tonight is..
Prefixes.. If the opposite of assemble is disassemble, what is the opposite of dismantle? (Not less than 500 words.)
How about undismantle?
[quote][p][bold]Cimbri[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]...Err mayb someone could perhaps learn u proper english like what i do, then there would be no need for grammar police Darren1951[/p][/quote]Then again, perhaps you should of payed a little more attention in school?[/p][/quote]When i was at school i used to spend time looking out of the window. I got told off for it, but i found it very inspirational. These days kids spend their time walking along the pavement looking at their mobile phones and pressing buttons on them. Car drivers do the same. Perhaps they should spend more time looking out of the window then they wouldn't get run over or cause accidents.[/p][/quote]I would argue that payed is nearer the mark than paid would be, since it is a matter of tense. 'You pay out a cable but the cable was payed out, earlier.' Since 'attention' is something that you give, it therefore seems proper, in the past tense, to use the term, 'payed more attention', as in this instance. I too, used to like looking out of the window but this proves that I was actually listening, at the time. And, the English homework subject for tonight is.. Prefixes.. If the opposite of assemble is disassemble, what is the opposite of dismantle? (Not less than 500 words.)[/p][/quote]How about undismantle? A Darener
  • Score: -11

8:59am Fri 28 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil.
You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else.
I take it you shop in M&S then.

do you ever have anything positive to say about anything?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil. You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else.[/p][/quote]I take it you shop in M&S then. do you ever have anything positive to say about anything? hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -7

10:42am Fri 28 Mar 14

woolywords says...

On a more positive note..
Not all pound shops are the same,
some are cheaper..
On a more positive note.. Not all pound shops are the same, some are cheaper.. woolywords
  • Score: 21

11:13am Fri 28 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Correct Third World Ghetto ie
Whalley Range
Bolton Road
Audley Range
Copy Nook
Bottom Gate
Accrington Road
Whalley New Road
Whalley Old Road
Eanam
Preston New Road
Preston Old Road
All third world slums look at the best places in the world
Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi
etc etc
Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us .
Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Correct Third World Ghetto ie Whalley Range Bolton Road Audley Range Copy Nook Bottom Gate Accrington Road Whalley New Road Whalley Old Road Eanam Preston New Road Preston Old Road All third world slums look at the best places in the world Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi etc etc Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us . Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round. M.DANNY
  • Score: 22

11:57am Fri 28 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

M.DANNY wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Correct Third World Ghetto ie
Whalley Range
Bolton Road
Audley Range
Copy Nook
Bottom Gate
Accrington Road
Whalley New Road
Whalley Old Road
Eanam
Preston New Road
Preston Old Road
All third world slums look at the best places in the world
Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi
etc etc
Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us .
Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.
oh do shut up you prat
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Correct Third World Ghetto ie Whalley Range Bolton Road Audley Range Copy Nook Bottom Gate Accrington Road Whalley New Road Whalley Old Road Eanam Preston New Road Preston Old Road All third world slums look at the best places in the world Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi etc etc Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us . Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.[/p][/quote]oh do shut up you prat hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 6

12:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Correct Third World Ghetto ie
Whalley Range
Bolton Road
Audley Range
Copy Nook
Bottom Gate
Accrington Road
Whalley New Road
Whalley Old Road
Eanam
Preston New Road
Preston Old Road
All third world slums look at the best places in the world
Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi
etc etc
Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us .
Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.
oh do shut up you prat
You are the biggest prat , don't you believe in free speech ?
In an open democratic society free speech is essential .
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Correct Third World Ghetto ie Whalley Range Bolton Road Audley Range Copy Nook Bottom Gate Accrington Road Whalley New Road Whalley Old Road Eanam Preston New Road Preston Old Road All third world slums look at the best places in the world Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi etc etc Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us . Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.[/p][/quote]oh do shut up you prat[/p][/quote]You are the biggest prat , don't you believe in free speech ? In an open democratic society free speech is essential . M.DANNY
  • Score: 8

1:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil.
You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else.
I take it you shop in M&S then.

do you ever have anything positive to say about anything?
You're wasting your time with this retard HH! It seems that there are clowns like this on most similar websites - people who just take a freakish delight in sounding negative and winding people up, but then, I'm probably being doing REAL clowns an injustice by saying that. At least they, mostly, genuinely try to be funny, rather than just a pain in the backside!
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Oh well I bet Waitrose had a right laugh when approached by Blackburn Clowncil. You know the saying " the only good thing about M&S, it keeps the sh*t* out of Waitrose". Blackburn has little else.[/p][/quote]I take it you shop in M&S then. do you ever have anything positive to say about anything?[/p][/quote]You're wasting your time with this retard HH! It seems that there are clowns like this on most similar websites - people who just take a freakish delight in sounding negative and winding people up, but then, I'm probably being doing REAL clowns an injustice by saying that. At least they, mostly, genuinely try to be funny, rather than just a pain in the backside! Darren1951
  • Score: 10

4:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

leyton says...

the brown envelopes will have been handed out by now that's why the story is released to a brown-nose rag .
the brown envelopes will have been handed out by now that's why the story is released to a brown-nose rag . leyton
  • Score: 20

5:55pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

woolywords wrote:
Sell the land?
Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase.
Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants.
Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely!
Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market.
I think I'm on a winner here...
Hi WW,
Many a true word spoken in jest!!! It could happen, it could be Jack Straws final act before he leaves and goes back to London with his big fat pension, taken from the people of Blackburn over the years.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Sell the land? Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase. Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants. Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely! Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market. I think I'm on a winner here...[/p][/quote]Hi WW, Many a true word spoken in jest!!! It could happen, it could be Jack Straws final act before he leaves and goes back to London with his big fat pension, taken from the people of Blackburn over the years. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 21

8:24am Sat 29 Mar 14

sid2174 says...

Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips. sid2174
  • Score: -7

12:30am Mon 31 Mar 14

Steven11 says...

sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?
[quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ? Steven11
  • Score: 10

1:20pm Wed 2 Apr 14

halcyondaze says...

Yet more evidence of poor long term planning by the Council and Capita. The whole CBD is disjointed and not at all shopper friendly. Take a look at THE ROCK in Bury and THE MIDDLEBROOK in Bolton for how things could have been done. We've probably has the same money but chosen to create numerous ill conceived white elephants. Church Street Pavilions, Wainwright Bridge, Suddell Cross have failed to make any difference. The same will apply to the Pennine Reach bus lane - All a total waste of money approved by Councillors with no commercial or common sense awarding huge sums of money over to Capita with no real benefit to the borough.
Yet more evidence of poor long term planning by the Council and Capita. The whole CBD is disjointed and not at all shopper friendly. Take a look at THE ROCK in Bury and THE MIDDLEBROOK in Bolton for how things could have been done. We've probably has the same money but chosen to create numerous ill conceived white elephants. Church Street Pavilions, Wainwright Bridge, Suddell Cross have failed to make any difference. The same will apply to the Pennine Reach bus lane - All a total waste of money approved by Councillors with no commercial or common sense awarding huge sums of money over to Capita with no real benefit to the borough. halcyondaze
  • Score: 16

6:42pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

DREAM ON

Would you invest in a dump ??
DREAM ON Would you invest in a dump ?? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 20

6:46pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Do they not already have one? .
[quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Do they not already have one? . ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 17

6:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Do they not already have one? .
Maybe they moved it and will let us know where it is one day when They remember where they put it
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Do they not already have one? .[/p][/quote]Maybe they moved it and will let us know where it is one day when They remember where they put it ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 18

6:49pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Where do they park ALL the coaches
[quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Where do they park ALL the coaches ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

6:50pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

halcyondaze wrote:
Yet more evidence of poor long term planning by the Council and Capita. The whole CBD is disjointed and not at all shopper friendly. Take a look at THE ROCK in Bury and THE MIDDLEBROOK in Bolton for how things could have been done. We've probably has the same money but chosen to create numerous ill conceived white elephants. Church Street Pavilions, Wainwright Bridge, Suddell Cross have failed to make any difference. The same will apply to the Pennine Reach bus lane - All a total waste of money approved by Councillors with no commercial or common sense awarding huge sums of money over to Capita with no real benefit to the borough.
This is the level of professionalism in the Clowncil
[quote][p][bold]halcyondaze[/bold] wrote: Yet more evidence of poor long term planning by the Council and Capita. The whole CBD is disjointed and not at all shopper friendly. Take a look at THE ROCK in Bury and THE MIDDLEBROOK in Bolton for how things could have been done. We've probably has the same money but chosen to create numerous ill conceived white elephants. Church Street Pavilions, Wainwright Bridge, Suddell Cross have failed to make any difference. The same will apply to the Pennine Reach bus lane - All a total waste of money approved by Councillors with no commercial or common sense awarding huge sums of money over to Capita with no real benefit to the borough.[/p][/quote]This is the level of professionalism in the Clowncil ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 18

6:53pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven11 wrote:
sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?
Curry festival every week in the town hall FREE TO EVERYONE unless you were born in Blackburn in 1713
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?[/p][/quote]Curry festival every week in the town hall FREE TO EVERYONE unless you were born in Blackburn in 1713 ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 16

6:55pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Darren1951 wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less
Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?
English is a second language in Blackburn
[quote][p][bold]Darren1951[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A covered market would of been a lot better and would of cost a lot less[/p][/quote]Would of? Would of? English at it should be wrote?[/p][/quote]English is a second language in Blackburn ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

6:56pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Joseph O'M wrote:
John Lewis would be a really valuable addition - the others are just supermarkets, which would compete with the actual market opposite...
Keep on dreamin
[quote][p][bold]Joseph O'M[/bold] wrote: John Lewis would be a really valuable addition - the others are just supermarkets, which would compete with the actual market opposite...[/p][/quote]Keep on dreamin ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

6:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?
Curry festival every week in the town hall FREE TO EVERYONE unless you were born in Blackburn in 1713
I meant for everyone aged more than 113
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?[/p][/quote]Curry festival every week in the town hall FREE TO EVERYONE unless you were born in Blackburn in 1713[/p][/quote]I meant for everyone aged more than 113 ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

7:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven11 wrote:
sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?
Maybe Mc D could sponsor it
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?[/p][/quote]Maybe Mc D could sponsor it ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 15

7:02pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Where do they park ALL the coaches
You can' t have coaches and festivals ask the council
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Where do they park ALL the coaches[/p][/quote]You can' t have coaches and festivals ask the council ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 15

7:05pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
woolywords wrote:
Sell the land?
Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase.
Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants.
Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely!
Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market.
I think I'm on a winner here...
Hi WW,
Many a true word spoken in jest!!! It could happen, it could be Jack Straws final act before he leaves and goes back to London with his big fat pension, taken from the people of Blackburn over the years.
Maybe even shisha ! !
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Sell the land? Why not rent it and have queue forming to be a tenant, since rental is often better on the profit margins than the hit of a purchase. Plus, if the business is not performing to expectations and you wish to bail out of the town, you are not stuck with trying to sell a building, that nobody wants. Of course, if you can't find a buyer, there's always the chance of selling it to the community, for the building of a grand central mosque. Now, that is a scary thought to a lot of people but if you think about it, makes perfect sense. A four storey mosque, with ground floor parking, with meeting or function rooms above that, then a madrassa or two and finally a prayer room on the very top, high enough to catch light from the Sun, at morning or evening prayers. It would be lovely! Students could cut through the Mall, keeping the footfall figures up. Local shops and businesses could close for an hour, instead of two, due to short travel times. It would compliment the Cathedral quarter by showing an option to Christianity. People could walk to the local shops, to do a bit of shopping, after prayers thus reducing any congestion. We could have Turkish coffee shops or Indian tea parlours. The local pizza shops would see an increase in trade, not to mention the fruit and veg stalls in the market. I think I'm on a winner here...[/p][/quote]Hi WW, Many a true word spoken in jest!!! It could happen, it could be Jack Straws final act before he leaves and goes back to London with his big fat pension, taken from the people of Blackburn over the years.[/p][/quote]Maybe even shisha ! ! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 15

7:08pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

M.DANNY wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Correct Third World Ghetto ie
Whalley Range
Bolton Road
Audley Range
Copy Nook
Bottom Gate
Accrington Road
Whalley New Road
Whalley Old Road
Eanam
Preston New Road
Preston Old Road
All third world slums look at the best places in the world
Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi
etc etc
Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us .
Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.
oh do shut up you prat
You are the biggest prat , don't you believe in free speech ?
In an open democratic society free speech is essential .
At least your now thinking positive lol
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Correct Third World Ghetto ie Whalley Range Bolton Road Audley Range Copy Nook Bottom Gate Accrington Road Whalley New Road Whalley Old Road Eanam Preston New Road Preston Old Road All third world slums look at the best places in the world Dubai Singapore Mumbai Kuala Lumpur Shanghai Karachi Bangkok, Hong KongTokyo, New Delhi, Cairo Johannesburg ,Cape Town ,Nairobi etc etc Blackburn do not even have a four star hotel in the town centre and the Mall Shopping centre has many shop units empty,plus there are not enough eateries.Nightlife do not exist in Blackburn any more like discos nightclubs restaurants like back in the 1970s and 1980s.Just compare Blackburn with many third world cities and you will find that Blackburn with all the slums on route to Blackburn town centre from any major roads ie Bolton Road,Audley Range Accrington Road, Preston New Road,Preston Old Road Whalley New Road etc etc you will find Blackburn Burnley Accrington Darwen Rochdale Bury and many other towns here in great little England that even third world cities are hundred years ahead of us . Because I have been to many of these places and you will put our town to shame with all the slums, litter, dog mess and all other rubbish lying round.[/p][/quote]oh do shut up you prat[/p][/quote]You are the biggest prat , don't you believe in free speech ? In an open democratic society free speech is essential .[/p][/quote]At least your now thinking positive lol ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 10

7:12pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Don't insult the ghettos !!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Don't insult the ghettos !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 15

7:12pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Don't insult the ghettos !!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Don't insult the ghettos !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

7:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

hugofakenham wrote:
Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t.
On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !!
Now Venkys have sorted out the football they can do as good with town centre or maybe leave for the Clowncil to Make the biggest and daftest mess
[quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t. On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !![/p][/quote]Now Venkys have sorted out the football they can do as good with town centre or maybe leave for the Clowncil to Make the biggest and daftest mess ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 18

7:39pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

happycyclist wrote:
dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Me too.
I think they meant 3 days from the market !!
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Me too.[/p][/quote]I think they meant 3 days from the market !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
It would certainly be in keeping
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]It would certainly be in keeping ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 16

9:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

mmickk wrote:
Cimbri wrote:
mmickk wrote:
brfc wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.
Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere!
A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!!
Thanks, I was eating when I read that!
Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating.
LOL sorry!!
That wouldn't be a pretty sight even with their clothes on throw your fruit salad on them it would certainly be an improvement LOL
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cimbri[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Great idea but five million in this councils coffers that no doubt will be wasted on some white elephant. It would be more sensible to rent the land giving an income for the town. All Northpoint Developments will do is buy the land develop it and rent it to the highest bidder. Then the council will waste the money on some hair brain scheme.[/p][/quote]Probably waste the cash for some more pointless overpriced sculptures in the middle of a roundabout somewhere![/p][/quote]A naked jack straw and kate hollern outside A&E!!![/p][/quote]Thanks, I was eating when I read that! Anyone want what's left of this fruit salad, he's put me right off eating.[/p][/quote]LOL sorry!![/p][/quote]That wouldn't be a pretty sight even with their clothes on throw your fruit salad on them it would certainly be an improvement LOL ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

9:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

B52bomber wrote:
IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO
Just what is needed think not
[quote][p][bold]B52bomber[/bold] wrote: IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO[/p][/quote]Just what is needed think not ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

9:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
shytalk wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?
Think you mean a third world ghetto.
Don't insult the ghettos !!
Bburn really is a 3rd world ghetto ask anyone from the ghettos
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: Why not build slums on it so it blends in with other areas of blackburn?[/p][/quote]Think you mean a third world ghetto.[/p][/quote]Don't insult the ghettos !![/p][/quote]Bburn really is a 3rd world ghetto ask anyone from the ghettos ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

9:29pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Would leave your £100'000 coach in Blackburn even if you could find your way in I certainly wouldn't
[quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Would leave your £100'000 coach in Blackburn even if you could find your way in I certainly wouldn't ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 17

9:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
Steven11 wrote:
sid2174 wrote:
Come on Blackburn, how about allocating
a space for Lancashire Food Festival as
well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a
lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.
Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?
Maybe Mc D could sponsor it
Anyone for a Mc Curry ??
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sid2174[/bold] wrote: Come on Blackburn, how about allocating a space for Lancashire Food Festival as well say on monthly bases, sure to bring a lot of customers not to mention CoachTrips.[/p][/quote]Maybe a curry festival would be more favoured by our Asian councillor leaders ?[/p][/quote]Maybe Mc D could sponsor it[/p][/quote]Anyone for a Mc Curry ?? ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

9:34pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
dean555 wrote:
I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was!
Do they not already have one? .
Maybe they moved it and will let us know where it is one day when They remember where they put it
Not my coach for sure
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dean555[/bold] wrote: I'm confused! I thought the new bus station was going where 3 day market was![/p][/quote]Do they not already have one? .[/p][/quote]Maybe they moved it and will let us know where it is one day when They remember where they put it[/p][/quote]Not my coach for sure ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

9:37pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

hugofakenham wrote:
Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t.
On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !!
Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week
[quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t. On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !![/p][/quote]Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 11

9:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
B52bomber wrote:
IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO
Just what is needed think not
Why not Costa coffee or McDonald's Maybe they could sponsor the Clownsil Ireland of the other way round
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B52bomber[/bold] wrote: IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO[/p][/quote]Just what is needed think not[/p][/quote]Why not Costa coffee or McDonald's Maybe they could sponsor the Clownsil Ireland of the other way round ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 10

9:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Maybe a soupkitchen?
At least a Mega soup kitchen
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Maybe a soupkitchen?[/p][/quote]At least a Mega soup kitchen ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

9:42pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
B52bomber wrote:
IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO
Just what is needed think not
Why not Costa coffee or McDonald's Maybe they could sponsor the Clownsil Ireland of the other way round
Should read instead of the other way round
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]B52bomber[/bold] wrote: IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE FLAGSHIP STORE TO OPEN IS ......TESCO[/p][/quote]Just what is needed think not[/p][/quote]Why not Costa coffee or McDonald's Maybe they could sponsor the Clownsil Ireland of the other way round[/p][/quote]Should read instead of the other way round ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 12

10:33pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

mmickk wrote:
Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!!
A bit ominous one thinks !!
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!![/p][/quote]A bit ominous one thinks !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

10:33pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

mmickk wrote:
Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!!
A bit ominous one thinks !!
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!![/p][/quote]A bit ominous one thinks !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 12

10:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
hugofakenham wrote:
Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t.
On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !!
Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week
Maybe Chicken pie halal of course
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t. On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !![/p][/quote]Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week[/p][/quote]Maybe Chicken pie halal of course ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

10:37pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
hugofakenham wrote:
Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t.
On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !!
Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week
Should read bul?****
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hugofakenham[/bold] wrote: Heard it on the grapevine that Harrods are forming a joint venture with Venkys Chicken to open a megastore selling all things Woeverrrrrrrs and chicken and of course the inevitable Council bullsh?t. On a serious note, how much tat can Blackburn town centre peddle. Massive pound shop on its way !![/p][/quote]Thought the Clownsil gave away ALL the **** for free at least 5.5 days a week[/p][/quote]Should read bul?**** ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 12

10:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!!
A bit ominous one thinks !!
The Clownsil are really good decision makers make sure they get your vote NOT
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!![/p][/quote]A bit ominous one thinks !![/p][/quote]The Clownsil are really good decision makers make sure they get your vote NOT ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

10:45pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
mmickk wrote:
Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!!
A bit ominous one thinks !!
What a wonderful decisive and astute Clownsil you have well worth a vote 19 years experience the leader claims but can' recognise cowboy builders give her your vote,I don' t think so. Problem is there maybe no one else but owt is better than nowt
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Am I right just done a quick search on this Northpoint Developments company. Its just changed its name and website under construction? Financial year end capital of £2000. Surely I have made a mistake and got the wrong company. But the town hall cladding company went bust and so did the market flooring company so maybe going in the same direction!!![/p][/quote]A bit ominous one thinks !![/p][/quote]What a wonderful decisive and astute Clownsil you have well worth a vote 19 years experience the leader claims but can' recognise cowboy builders give her your vote,I don' t think so. Problem is there maybe no one else but owt is better than nowt ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

11:29pm Thu 3 Apr 14

blackburne67 says...

At last.Its just what Blackburn needs :) I am tired of all the cheap shops.They need to provide a more upmarket superstore/supermark
et to suit a variety of different budgets & taste so that we are all catered for.There is a serious gap in the market in Blackburn. Any person or family with a more affluent income really do have to shop elsewhere, I.E Manchester or Leeds or Liverpool.So it is driving trade, money & job opportunities away from Blackburn. The only shops/places I can go to for better quality is Debenhams in the cosmetics hall which to be fair looks very smart & a little more choice :) M & S.Costa Coffee & TK Mak(which is out of the way) :( I would love a John Lewis as it offers everything & sells good quality & luxury products.Their customer service is excellent & they really do look after their staff.I would also like to see some high end high st shops as well please such as Whistles, Jigsaw & Hobbs to name just a few.Blackburn at the moment has nothing for me to entice me to shop here.It looks very downtrodden & depressed im sad to say.I cannot see John Lewis opening a store here though as ive had heard from very good source that John Lewis are opening up their very last store in Westgate centre in Oxford :( I wouldn't mind a Sainsburys or Waitrose.Tescos are not an upmarket superstore though & there are far to many of them.I remember Blackburn having a small Booths in the town centre which is very much on par with Waitrose for choice,quality & use lots of local produce.I call it the Waitrose of the north.Blackburn could also benefit from a selection of more upmarket restaurants too such as Cafe Rouge, Carluccios & a Prets.There really is nowhere in Blackburn town centre to relax, dine or drink with any style , class or quality.The nightlife is now dead with nothing for any age group to enjoy & this is why people travel out of town for a night out therefore spending their hard earned cash elsewhere when Blackburn could have a slice of the cake.This is very sad how Blackburn has declined & it shows it :((( JUST PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO MORE BARGIN OR CHEAP SHOPS.I REALLY DO WANT TO SHOP IN MY HOMETOWN BUT IT OFFERS ME VERY LITTLE. I would love to see Blackburn thrive again.Sorry but the trains are very slow, dated & tired looking as well including the stations.I find it very embarrassing when people come to visit or stay in Blackburn.Where has the pride gone.Also it would be lovely to see what existing buildings of any character are sympathetically restored & blend with the new shops & restaurants. Hetty :)
At last.Its just what Blackburn needs :) I am tired of all the cheap shops.They need to provide a more upmarket superstore/supermark et to suit a variety of different budgets & taste so that we are all catered for.There is a serious gap in the market in Blackburn. Any person or family with a more affluent income really do have to shop elsewhere, I.E Manchester or Leeds or Liverpool.So it is driving trade, money & job opportunities away from Blackburn. The only shops/places I can go to for better quality is Debenhams in the cosmetics hall which to be fair looks very smart & a little more choice :) M & S.Costa Coffee & TK Mak(which is out of the way) :( I would love a John Lewis as it offers everything & sells good quality & luxury products.Their customer service is excellent & they really do look after their staff.I would also like to see some high end high st shops as well please such as Whistles, Jigsaw & Hobbs to name just a few.Blackburn at the moment has nothing for me to entice me to shop here.It looks very downtrodden & depressed im sad to say.I cannot see John Lewis opening a store here though as ive had heard from very good source that John Lewis are opening up their very last store in Westgate centre in Oxford :( I wouldn't mind a Sainsburys or Waitrose.Tescos are not an upmarket superstore though & there are far to many of them.I remember Blackburn having a small Booths in the town centre which is very much on par with Waitrose for choice,quality & use lots of local produce.I call it the Waitrose of the north.Blackburn could also benefit from a selection of more upmarket restaurants too such as Cafe Rouge, Carluccios & a Prets.There really is nowhere in Blackburn town centre to relax, dine or drink with any style , class or quality.The nightlife is now dead with nothing for any age group to enjoy & this is why people travel out of town for a night out therefore spending their hard earned cash elsewhere when Blackburn could have a slice of the cake.This is very sad how Blackburn has declined & it shows it :((( JUST PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO MORE BARGIN OR CHEAP SHOPS.I REALLY DO WANT TO SHOP IN MY HOMETOWN BUT IT OFFERS ME VERY LITTLE. I would love to see Blackburn thrive again.Sorry but the trains are very slow, dated & tired looking as well including the stations.I find it very embarrassing when people come to visit or stay in Blackburn.Where has the pride gone.Also it would be lovely to see what existing buildings of any character are sympathetically restored & blend with the new shops & restaurants. Hetty :) blackburne67
  • Score: 14

7:02pm Mon 7 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Judging from the time it's taking I get impression that nobody is actually knocking the door down or forming an orderly queue then lol
Judging from the time it's taking I get impression that nobody is actually knocking the door down or forming an orderly queue then lol ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 14

4:28pm Wed 16 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Hollern & Straw have earmarked it for a booze buster and bulsh*t cafe
Hollern & Straw have earmarked it for a booze buster and bulsh*t cafe ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

3:50pm Sat 19 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

AllHumanone wrote:
This is one sick Joke!

we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads

1) Matalan/Staples
2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx
3)Asda/Halfords/B&am
p;M
4)BandQ/ Pets at Home
5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas

All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket,
what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!)

oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking.

But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea

lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless!
Daft thing is Hyndburn also oppose it or did I mean Daft Hyndburn
[quote][p][bold]AllHumanone[/bold] wrote: This is one sick Joke! we have five 'mini' retail parks all dissected by huge major roads 1) Matalan/Staples 2)Boots/Argos TkMaxx 3)Asda/Halfords/B&am p;M 4)BandQ/ Pets at Home 5)Chiquita/Vue cinemas All cramped in the town centre, Traffic is an absolute nightmare, one way system is chaotic and now a stupid idea of a supermarket, what's next to be situated in this cramped area called blackburn town centre i wonder - an airport? (RIDICULOUS!) oh what a sensible idea it would be to open a supermarket on say whitebirk, theres plenty of land,ease of access to all road networks, ease of parking. But Blackburn council oppose this sensible idea lets start a petition and boot this council out - absolutely useless![/p][/quote]Daft thing is Hyndburn also oppose it or did I mean Daft Hyndburn ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 11

4:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

tenerc says...

blackburne67, you said "The only shops/places I can go to for better quality is... costa coffe" then said "Blackburn could also benefit from a selection of more upmarket restaurants too such as Cafe Rouge, Carluccios & a Prets.There really is nowhere in Blackburn town centre to relax, dine or drink with any style , class or quality"

have you never heard of Exchange coffe on Fleming square? you dont que and shuffle along, for a prepacked sandwich and cake, and a small selection of drinks, stand and wait while they make it, then carry to your table.

you go in, sit down look at the drinks menu, huge selection of coffes and teas, (also do FRESH food) they come take your order and bring it to you, now that is how you relex with friends and family while out.
blackburne67, you said "The only shops/places I can go to for better quality is... costa coffe" then said "Blackburn could also benefit from a selection of more upmarket restaurants too such as Cafe Rouge, Carluccios & a Prets.There really is nowhere in Blackburn town centre to relax, dine or drink with any style , class or quality" have you never heard of Exchange coffe on Fleming square? you dont que and shuffle along, for a prepacked sandwich and cake, and a small selection of drinks, stand and wait while they make it, then carry to your table. you go in, sit down look at the drinks menu, huge selection of coffes and teas, (also do FRESH food) they come take your order and bring it to you, now that is how you relex with friends and family while out. tenerc
  • Score: 5

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