Multi-million pound superstore deal to deliver Wichel centre at last

Multi-million pound superstore deal to deliver Wichel centre at last

Coun Dale Heenan at the site on the junction of Foxham Way and Mill Lane, Wichelstowe

Artist’s impressions of the district centre plan

Artist’s impressions of the district centre plan and canal

Artist’s impressions of the district centre plan, with a Waitrose in the pipeline

First published in News by

WAITROSE is set to sign a multi-million pound deal to deliver the planned Wichel-stowe District Centre and kick-start the next phase of home-building.

The 3.5-hectare district centre site, in what will be Middle Wichel, is at fields off Peglars Way and Foxham Way.

But there is outline permission for the site, which includes a convenience store of up to 2,500 square metres net floor space and a car park with 250 spaces.

Swindon Council is to enter into an agreement, subject to planning consent and a sale price being established, to sell the site to a major supermarket, known by the Adver to be Waitrose, which would then develop the canal-front district centre, with its shop as the anchor store.

The authority would use the cash to progress infrastructure works, including associated ecological clearance works, which will help enable the early delivery of the supermarket, unlock immediate housing development for the first 200 homes in Middle Wichel and bring forward the district centre.

Coun Dale Heenan, cabinet member for strategic planning and sustainability, said he hoped the deal would be completed by the end of the month.

The name of the chain would then be announced, and subject to planning approval, work could begin in the summer, with the aim of the store opening by the end of the year.

He said that there were some supermarket chains conspicuous by their absence in Swindon and the deal would mean Swindon-based shoppers of the chain would not have to travel to branches in surrounding towns. The nearest Waitrose stores are in Marlborough and Cirencester.

He said the sale was also key to deliver the key phase of Wichelstowe, which overall has outline planning consent for between 3,800 and 4,500 homes, 12.6 hectares of employment or commercial uses and other retail, mixed use and community uses.

“The idea is that it’s the council’s land that we will sell to the supermarket, so it’s a capital receipt and it’s several million pounds,” he said. “That will then be used to improve the roads and access to other parts of Wichelstowe so we can start building out another 200 houses.

“This deal is the lynch-pin to enable the next phase of Wichelstowe. At the end of the day, it always comes down to money and this is a significant deal. And it makes it more attractive to live in Wichelstowe, but no doubt residents across the town will be using this district centre.”

Coun Garry Perkins, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The fact the supermarket and the district centre is going forward and there’s investment going into that proves we’re on the right track, even though it has been a little while coming.

“It’s for the whole of Swindon, it’s not just for Wichelstowe. And they obviously see the future of Swindon and they’re willing to invest in it. With the development of Swindon and Muse [town centre plan] and everything else, they can see their customers will be in Swindon.”

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8:34am Sat 12 Jan 13

SockPuppet says...

Finally a Swindon Waitrose :-)
Finally a Swindon Waitrose :-) SockPuppet
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9:14am Sat 12 Jan 13

Redhouse Red says...

Great news.

A john lewis and a waitrose in swinfon - at last

Wichelstowe and the canal will be lovely once finished.

A great shopping and recreational area for all

Just need the football ground redeveloping now...
Great news. A john lewis and a waitrose in swinfon - at last Wichelstowe and the canal will be lovely once finished. A great shopping and recreational area for all Just need the football ground redeveloping now... Redhouse Red
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9:50am Sat 12 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully. Oldtownmum
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10:08am Sat 12 Jan 13

Localboy86 says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
U are so faux posh, ur comments always make me smile, you have to make out ur wealthy in every post. Ur trying to hard love, what's the bet u grew up in a council estate and now u have married up (someone with a job) u look down on ur roots. I've found the wealthier people are the less they talk about it so guessing u drive a BMW and u think that makes u upper class lol
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]U are so faux posh, ur comments always make me smile, you have to make out ur wealthy in every post. Ur trying to hard love, what's the bet u grew up in a council estate and now u have married up (someone with a job) u look down on ur roots. I've found the wealthier people are the less they talk about it so guessing u drive a BMW and u think that makes u upper class lol Localboy86
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11:19am Sat 12 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest.

Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them.
No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest. Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them. RichardR1
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11:46am Sat 12 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

Localboy86 wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
U are so faux posh, ur comments always make me smile, you have to make out ur wealthy in every post. Ur trying to hard love, what's the bet u grew up in a council estate and now u have married up (someone with a job) u look down on ur roots. I've found the wealthier people are the less they talk about it so guessing u drive a BMW and u think that makes u upper class lol
What a ridiculous comment! I have no council background or 'married up'. I live a normal life and just aspire to more than being a chav and living a chav lifestyle. I'm not from Swindon so maybe see things that those who've never ventured onto the m4 have. Swindon is dated and tired so needs something more than pound shops and the godawful family bargains style stores. What a sad little life you lead, picking apart positive posts. Get a job, get a life. 'Lol'
[quote][p][bold]Localboy86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]U are so faux posh, ur comments always make me smile, you have to make out ur wealthy in every post. Ur trying to hard love, what's the bet u grew up in a council estate and now u have married up (someone with a job) u look down on ur roots. I've found the wealthier people are the less they talk about it so guessing u drive a BMW and u think that makes u upper class lol[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment! I have no council background or 'married up'. I live a normal life and just aspire to more than being a chav and living a chav lifestyle. I'm not from Swindon so maybe see things that those who've never ventured onto the m4 have. Swindon is dated and tired so needs something more than pound shops and the godawful family bargains style stores. What a sad little life you lead, picking apart positive posts. Get a job, get a life. 'Lol' Oldtownmum
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12:29pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Former Kingsdownman says...

RichardR1 wrote:
No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest.

Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them.
Good question but how about this for an answer. The link from Old Town into Wichelstowe is very good, it has good access from Wroughton, Bassett and some of the villages to the south of Swindon and if Waitrose want a store in Swindon it will probably be the only place they could build one. Also people who want to shop at Waitrose will travel across town to one.

Finally despite what some people think, there are those of us who live in East Wichel who not only have jobs, but have good jobs, have mortgages and will use a Waitrose.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest. Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them.[/p][/quote]Good question but how about this for an answer. The link from Old Town into Wichelstowe is very good, it has good access from Wroughton, Bassett and some of the villages to the south of Swindon and if Waitrose want a store in Swindon it will probably be the only place they could build one. Also people who want to shop at Waitrose will travel across town to one. Finally despite what some people think, there are those of us who live in East Wichel who not only have jobs, but have good jobs, have mortgages and will use a Waitrose. Former Kingsdownman
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12:46pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Another view says...

After the sad news about the Honda workers, it is good to receive some positive news.

Between this and the slow but ongoing redevelopment of the town centre, Swindon should come out of the recession better than most similar-type towns.
After the sad news about the Honda workers, it is good to receive some positive news. Between this and the slow but ongoing redevelopment of the town centre, Swindon should come out of the recession better than most similar-type towns. Another view
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12:56pm Sat 12 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

RichardR1 wrote:
No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest.

Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them.
There is very little difference in Waitrose pricing-just the quality which does not suit all-being more expensive does not guarantee quality.
Your jealousy of our council and intonations of foul play show how little you know of other factors that have delayed building works.
One being the near completion of the massive sewer and drainage system and eco projects.
You fail again to read the article as it clearly states the land is being sold to Waitrose-no doubt further announcements will be made in the coming months.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: No dispute about Waitrose coming to Swindon, but this location seems a little bizarre as they are hardly the cheapest. Perhaps we could know how much Swindon Council has promised them.[/p][/quote]There is very little difference in Waitrose pricing-just the quality which does not suit all-being more expensive does not guarantee quality. Your jealousy of our council and intonations of foul play show how little you know of other factors that have delayed building works. One being the near completion of the massive sewer and drainage system and eco projects. You fail again to read the article as it clearly states the land is being sold to Waitrose-no doubt further announcements will be made in the coming months. itsamess3
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12:57pm Sat 12 Jan 13

faatmaan says...

whilst different brands of retailers are always welcome in Swindon, this may actually harm the long term future of the stores in Cirencester and Marlborough, this will take the footfall away from these locations and offer less bright future for them, once people experience Waitrose pricing, the only people shopping there in this ongoing downturn in the economy will be the carrier bag brigade, who will acquire their supply of carrier bags and then shop at Aldis/lidle etc.But we wish waitrose well.
whilst different brands of retailers are always welcome in Swindon, this may actually harm the long term future of the stores in Cirencester and Marlborough, this will take the footfall away from these locations and offer less bright future for them, once people experience Waitrose pricing, the only people shopping there in this ongoing downturn in the economy will be the carrier bag brigade, who will acquire their supply of carrier bags and then shop at Aldis/lidle etc.But we wish waitrose well. faatmaan
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1:01pm Sat 12 Jan 13

WoodsideLady says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away. WoodsideLady
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1:10pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Blackmalkin says...

Only a convenience store? I was hoping for a proper Waitrose. Through work, I can get a decent discount there. Marlborough or Cirencester are too far to go though.
Only a convenience store? I was hoping for a proper Waitrose. Through work, I can get a decent discount there. Marlborough or Cirencester are too far to go though. Blackmalkin
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1:12pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Former Kingsdownman says...

faatmaan wrote:
whilst different brands of retailers are always welcome in Swindon, this may actually harm the long term future of the stores in Cirencester and Marlborough, this will take the footfall away from these locations and offer less bright future for them, once people experience Waitrose pricing, the only people shopping there in this ongoing downturn in the economy will be the carrier bag brigade, who will acquire their supply of carrier bags and then shop at Aldis/lidle etc.But we wish waitrose well.
Valid concerns and questions but in response to that (a), Waitrose know what they are doing and will not plan a store if it will harm their total business, (b), the Ciren and Marlborough stores always seem full of customers and (c), Waitrose I believe have just announced very good results showing good year on year growth.
[quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: whilst different brands of retailers are always welcome in Swindon, this may actually harm the long term future of the stores in Cirencester and Marlborough, this will take the footfall away from these locations and offer less bright future for them, once people experience Waitrose pricing, the only people shopping there in this ongoing downturn in the economy will be the carrier bag brigade, who will acquire their supply of carrier bags and then shop at Aldis/lidle etc.But we wish waitrose well.[/p][/quote]Valid concerns and questions but in response to that (a), Waitrose know what they are doing and will not plan a store if it will harm their total business, (b), the Ciren and Marlborough stores always seem full of customers and (c), Waitrose I believe have just announced very good results showing good year on year growth. Former Kingsdownman
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1:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Former Kingsdownman says...

Blackmalkin wrote:
Only a convenience store? I was hoping for a proper Waitrose. Through work, I can get a decent discount there. Marlborough or Cirencester are too far to go though.
I think size wise it is going to be the size of the Old Town Co-Op plus 25% which is a fairly decent size.
Apparently the planning permission is for no electrical goods and no clothes so overall the size looks like it will be more Marlborough sized than Ciren.

By the way, I know I should get out more but there was a very informative session about the Wichelstowe district centre development in East Wichel school a few weeks ago.
[quote][p][bold]Blackmalkin[/bold] wrote: Only a convenience store? I was hoping for a proper Waitrose. Through work, I can get a decent discount there. Marlborough or Cirencester are too far to go though.[/p][/quote]I think size wise it is going to be the size of the Old Town Co-Op plus 25% which is a fairly decent size. Apparently the planning permission is for no electrical goods and no clothes so overall the size looks like it will be more Marlborough sized than Ciren. By the way, I know I should get out more but there was a very informative session about the Wichelstowe district centre development in East Wichel school a few weeks ago. Former Kingsdownman
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3:05pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

itsamess3 says...
There is very little difference in Waitrose pricing


Very true. Waitrose are no more expensive than Sainsburys or Tescos for the basic shopping requirements. They do offer higher quality options and also carry lines that other supermarkets do not. It's consistently voted the best supermarket chain in the UK - by a wide range of customers.

Frankly, many of those who are anti-Waitrose are the tedious inverted snobs who like to try and bring everything down to the lowest common denominator.
[quote][b]itsamess3 says...[b][p] There is very little difference in Waitrose pricing [/quote] [p] Very true. Waitrose are no more expensive than Sainsburys or Tescos for the basic shopping requirements. They do offer higher quality options and also carry lines that other supermarkets do not. It's consistently voted the best supermarket chain in the UK - by a wide range of customers. [p] Frankly, many of those who are anti-Waitrose are the tedious inverted snobs who like to try and bring everything down to the lowest common denominator. Tim Newroman
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3:13pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

WoodsideLady wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.
Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.
[quote][p][bold]WoodsideLady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.[/p][/quote]Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to. Oldtownmum
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3:33pm Sat 12 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed.

'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda.

The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share.

http://money.aol.co.
uk/2013/01/09/how-wi
ll-the-supermarkets-
fare-in-2013/
Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed. 'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda. The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share. http://money.aol.co. uk/2013/01/09/how-wi ll-the-supermarkets- fare-in-2013/ RichardR1
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3:52pm Sat 12 Jan 13

louisa74 says...

why is everyone slagging it off they are coming get over it some ppl like Waitrose some ppl don,t end of
why is everyone slagging it off they are coming get over it some ppl like Waitrose some ppl don,t end of louisa74
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3:54pm Sat 12 Jan 13

candid friend says...

Very good news.
Waitrose applied for planning permission , some years ago,on what is now the Park and Ride Site near Nationwide.
This was turned down.
Probably "behind the scenes pressure from the COOP on their Labour Party pals"!
What the impact will be in Cirencester and Marlborough, where many Swindon shoppers go now, is hard to gauge.
In any event the Council got the land free from WCC on the last local government re-organisation.
Some compensation for the millions that Swindon ratepayers paid to WCC to be spend on County Hall, Library in Salisbury, and the like.

S
Very good news. Waitrose applied for planning permission , some years ago,on what is now the Park and Ride Site near Nationwide. This was turned down. Probably "behind the scenes pressure from the COOP on their Labour Party pals"! What the impact will be in Cirencester and Marlborough, where many Swindon shoppers go now, is hard to gauge. In any event the Council got the land free from WCC on the last local government re-organisation. Some compensation for the millions that Swindon ratepayers paid to WCC to be spend on County Hall, Library in Salisbury, and the like. S candid friend
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3:54pm Sat 12 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed.

'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda.

The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share.

http://money.aol.co.

uk/2013/01/09/how-wi

ll-the-supermarkets-

fare-in-2013/
Perhaps you should compare the real facts that matter--as a self proclaimed super barman--you would know that for example cheap lime juice is less concentrated hence the flavour is lost.
Cheap supermarket foods lack taste as the main ingredients are reduced-or low quality meats in pies etc.
You get what you pay for-simple.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed. 'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda. The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share. http://money.aol.co. uk/2013/01/09/how-wi ll-the-supermarkets- fare-in-2013/[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should compare the real facts that matter--as a self proclaimed super barman--you would know that for example cheap lime juice is less concentrated hence the flavour is lost. Cheap supermarket foods lack taste as the main ingredients are reduced-or low quality meats in pies etc. You get what you pay for-simple. itsamess3
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4:06pm Sat 12 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

Why all the negativity, surely anything that gives us more choice has to be a good thing. If you cant afford it or dont want to go there then dont, we all live our own lives based on our means and our choices.

The impact on Ciren and Malrborough will be that those in Swindon who used to go there wont now need to, but with the extra expected people from the Swindon area who will now go there will increase sales for the 3 added together so a good business decison.

the differences between the "weekly basket" are pretty small bearing in mind the average person spends around £50 a week on smoking, drinking and going out and take aways etc, so it is more about what you choose to spend your money on rather than what you earn.

This is really good news and we should all be happy that Swindon is seen as somewhere a major company would want to come to.
Why all the negativity, surely anything that gives us more choice has to be a good thing. If you cant afford it or dont want to go there then dont, we all live our own lives based on our means and our choices. The impact on Ciren and Malrborough will be that those in Swindon who used to go there wont now need to, but with the extra expected people from the Swindon area who will now go there will increase sales for the 3 added together so a good business decison. the differences between the "weekly basket" are pretty small bearing in mind the average person spends around £50 a week on smoking, drinking and going out and take aways etc, so it is more about what you choose to spend your money on rather than what you earn. This is really good news and we should all be happy that Swindon is seen as somewhere a major company would want to come to. house on the hill
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5:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

darrey80 says...

This is very good new for Swindon, an even better that a end of year completion is predicted. That does seem rather optimistic. Hope that plans aren't rushed through, important that the architecture is quality. The images don't inspire.
This is very good new for Swindon, an even better that a end of year completion is predicted. That does seem rather optimistic. Hope that plans aren't rushed through, important that the architecture is quality. The images don't inspire. darrey80
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5:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
WoodsideLady wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.
Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.
Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr!

Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WoodsideLady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.[/p][/quote]Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.[/p][/quote]Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr! Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon. Phantom Poster
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5:57pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Hearditallbefore says...

Well said, shes a stuck up b*tch.
Well said, shes a stuck up b*tch. Hearditallbefore
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6:41pm Sat 12 Jan 13

dc the 2nd says...

I love waitrose because its not filled with your horrible chavvy brat kids. I will happily pay extra for that.

When I go to tesco's or asda I'm always amazed at how many families seem to treat it as a day out. Kids running around shouting, sneezing on the fruit and veg or screaming because they are on a sugar come-down.
I love waitrose because its not filled with your horrible chavvy brat kids. I will happily pay extra for that. When I go to tesco's or asda I'm always amazed at how many families seem to treat it as a day out. Kids running around shouting, sneezing on the fruit and veg or screaming because they are on a sugar come-down. dc the 2nd
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6:48pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Pompey-Bound says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed.

'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda.

The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share.

http://money.aol.co.

uk/2013/01/09/how-wi

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fare-in-2013/
Why don't you f_ck off now you have moved to Portsmouth there is no need for you to come on this site anymore.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed. 'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda. The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share. http://money.aol.co. uk/2013/01/09/how-wi ll-the-supermarkets- fare-in-2013/[/p][/quote]Why don't you f_ck off now you have moved to Portsmouth there is no need for you to come on this site anymore. Pompey-Bound
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7:02pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Al Smith says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed.

'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda.

The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share.

http://money.aol.co.

uk/2013/01/09/how-wi

ll-the-supermarkets-

fare-in-2013/
Asda don't own Aldi or Lidl.

Lidl: The company's full name is Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG. It belongs to the holding company Schwarz Gruppe, which also owns the store chains Handelshof and hypermarket Kaufland.

Aldi: Karl Albrecht retains ownership of Aldi Süd, there are two Aldi's Nord and Süd (we have Süd).

Anyway, glad to see Waitrose opening a store, more competition is a good thing. The location doesn't surprise me (I think I once stated that this is where it'd open), it's close to the money in places like Old Town, Broome Manor, Lakeside and Lawn.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed. 'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda. The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share. http://money.aol.co. uk/2013/01/09/how-wi ll-the-supermarkets- fare-in-2013/[/p][/quote]Asda don't own Aldi or Lidl. Lidl: The company's full name is Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG. It belongs to the holding company Schwarz Gruppe, which also owns the store chains Handelshof and hypermarket Kaufland. Aldi: Karl Albrecht retains ownership of Aldi Süd, there are two Aldi's Nord and Süd (we have Süd). Anyway, glad to see Waitrose opening a store, more competition is a good thing. The location doesn't surprise me (I think I once stated that this is where it'd open), it's close to the money in places like Old Town, Broome Manor, Lakeside and Lawn. Al Smith
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7:16pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Pompey-Bound says...

So now we are going to see Robbo post a pack of lies to try and prove Asda own Aldi and Lidl .... thnis should be interesting!
So now we are going to see Robbo post a pack of lies to try and prove Asda own Aldi and Lidl .... thnis should be interesting! Pompey-Bound
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8:24pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
WoodsideLady wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.
Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.
Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr!

Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon.
Dear oh dear..... I've posted approx 4 comments on this site but this will be the last as I've come to realise it's only for social inadequates. You sit on your PCs b*tching and sniping like a bunch of old women trying to pick arguments with people. It's obviously not for anyone who wants to make an intelligent comment. Just a bunch of losers who have no one else to talk to. You've really proved the image of Swindonians to be right (slow hand clap). I actually like living in Swindon and want it to do well. Shame.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WoodsideLady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.[/p][/quote]Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.[/p][/quote]Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr! Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon.[/p][/quote]Dear oh dear..... I've posted approx 4 comments on this site but this will be the last as I've come to realise it's only for social inadequates. You sit on your PCs b*tching and sniping like a bunch of old women trying to pick arguments with people. It's obviously not for anyone who wants to make an intelligent comment. Just a bunch of losers who have no one else to talk to. You've really proved the image of Swindonians to be right (slow hand clap). I actually like living in Swindon and want it to do well. Shame. Oldtownmum
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8:50pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Always Grumpy says...

dc the 2nd wrote:
I love waitrose because its not filled with your horrible chavvy brat kids. I will happily pay extra for that.

When I go to tesco's or asda I'm always amazed at how many families seem to treat it as a day out. Kids running around shouting, sneezing on the fruit and veg or screaming because they are on a sugar come-down.
I don't lile the chavvy brat kids either (Asda appears full of them especially - why aren't they at school I often wonder), but I'm also not too keen on the tweedy dressed old biddies that seem to crawl around the Cirencester Waitrose - it's a bit like the Old Town Co-op with better accents. Some of them are a complete menace and a danger to other store users.
Let's hope the new store has a better car park than Cirencester. The problem with the new store though is it's the wrong side of Swindon for me.
[quote][p][bold]dc the 2nd[/bold] wrote: I love waitrose because its not filled with your horrible chavvy brat kids. I will happily pay extra for that. When I go to tesco's or asda I'm always amazed at how many families seem to treat it as a day out. Kids running around shouting, sneezing on the fruit and veg or screaming because they are on a sugar come-down.[/p][/quote]I don't lile the chavvy brat kids either (Asda appears full of them especially - why aren't they at school I often wonder), but I'm also not too keen on the tweedy dressed old biddies that seem to crawl around the Cirencester Waitrose - it's a bit like the Old Town Co-op with better accents. Some of them are a complete menace and a danger to other store users. Let's hope the new store has a better car park than Cirencester. The problem with the new store though is it's the wrong side of Swindon for me. Always Grumpy
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9:30pm Sat 12 Jan 13

klempner69 says...

Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day?
Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day? klempner69
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9:41pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Ian13 says...

klempner69 wrote:
Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day?
There is a Toby cavery in Haydon Wick
[quote][p][bold]klempner69[/bold] wrote: Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day?[/p][/quote]There is a Toby cavery in Haydon Wick Ian13
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10:20pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Redhouse Red says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed.

'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda.

The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share.

http://money.aol.co.

uk/2013/01/09/how-wi

ll-the-supermarkets-

fare-in-2013/
A few pointers,

Ocado is not, nor has ever been Waitrose 'own brand'. They were in partnership with Waitrose when ocado (a very seperate conpany) launched. Approx two years ago Waitrose sold their shares in ocado. Ocado still have an agreement to sell Waitrose products. However They are now very much in competition.

Any price analysis will show Waitrose will be matched to tesco on all branded products. The extra cost will likely be on meat products, they pay the farmer a fair price and the animals get to see the light of day and likely sourced in the uk - this costs more. and the other will be alcohol - where Waitrose, unlike others don't sell below cost price.

Finally asda don't own aldi or lidl, they did buy netto in 2010 for about 700m pounds.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Let's not let the truth get in the way of the defence of Waitrose, which I have nothing against, however reality is that Waitrose never appears in price comparisons because they are overall more expensive than the top 4, as one small study of 30 everyday items showed. 'A typical weekly basket, worth £76.86 at Ocado (Waitrose own brand), costs £70.69 at Sainsbury's, £69.43 at Tesco and £65.67 at Asda. The reality is people are turning to own brand cheaper foods because they have to. Asda's quality and range and their ownership of Aldi and Lidl give them huge market share. http://money.aol.co. uk/2013/01/09/how-wi ll-the-supermarkets- fare-in-2013/[/p][/quote]A few pointers, Ocado is not, nor has ever been Waitrose 'own brand'. They were in partnership with Waitrose when ocado (a very seperate conpany) launched. Approx two years ago Waitrose sold their shares in ocado. Ocado still have an agreement to sell Waitrose products. However They are now very much in competition. Any price analysis will show Waitrose will be matched to tesco on all branded products. The extra cost will likely be on meat products, they pay the farmer a fair price and the animals get to see the light of day and likely sourced in the uk - this costs more. and the other will be alcohol - where Waitrose, unlike others don't sell below cost price. Finally asda don't own aldi or lidl, they did buy netto in 2010 for about 700m pounds. Redhouse Red
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10:41pm Sat 12 Jan 13

adver says...

@ oldtownmum I agree with you. Also i think Swindon town centre is disgraceful with so many cheap shops, really is a depressing place. Don't let the others drive you off with their comments, your entitled to your opinion's end of.
@ oldtownmum I agree with you. Also i think Swindon town centre is disgraceful with so many cheap shops, really is a depressing place. Don't let the others drive you off with their comments, your entitled to your opinion's end of. adver
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9:06am Sun 13 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Waitrose,where you pay over the odds for the same and often lesser quality than aldi and lidl. Snobbery and stupidity at its finest.
Waitrose,where you pay over the odds for the same and often lesser quality than aldi and lidl. Snobbery and stupidity at its finest. Davey Gravey
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9:32am Sun 13 Jan 13

female resident says...

It will be nice for people to have more choice - Waitrose are poor for some items but excellent for meat and other treats (and the origins of these items is clear unlike Aldi & Lidl which are excellent for some other items). Alas, it won't improve the town centre, but nothing ever has, even in the late 80's when the town was up and coming some nice shops came to Swindon for a while but didn't get enough trade to stay for long. Until there is something culturally attractive about the place the centre will not be the first choice for visitors or locals.
It will be nice for people to have more choice - Waitrose are poor for some items but excellent for meat and other treats (and the origins of these items is clear unlike Aldi & Lidl which are excellent for some other items). Alas, it won't improve the town centre, but nothing ever has, even in the late 80's when the town was up and coming some nice shops came to Swindon for a while but didn't get enough trade to stay for long. Until there is something culturally attractive about the place the centre will not be the first choice for visitors or locals. female resident
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11:06am Sun 13 Jan 13

darrey80 says...

female resident wrote:
It will be nice for people to have more choice - Waitrose are poor for some items but excellent for meat and other treats (and the origins of these items is clear unlike Aldi & Lidl which are excellent for some other items). Alas, it won't improve the town centre, but nothing ever has, even in the late 80's when the town was up and coming some nice shops came to Swindon for a while but didn't get enough trade to stay for long. Until there is something culturally attractive about the place the centre will not be the first choice for visitors or locals.
Couldn't agree more. The masterplan lacks improvement of the town centre itself, lots of surrounding parts such as railway corridor, North Star etc but the main streets = nothing. Union Square may be the catalyst though. Parade and much of regent st, fleet st needs bulldozing.
[quote][p][bold]female resident[/bold] wrote: It will be nice for people to have more choice - Waitrose are poor for some items but excellent for meat and other treats (and the origins of these items is clear unlike Aldi & Lidl which are excellent for some other items). Alas, it won't improve the town centre, but nothing ever has, even in the late 80's when the town was up and coming some nice shops came to Swindon for a while but didn't get enough trade to stay for long. Until there is something culturally attractive about the place the centre will not be the first choice for visitors or locals.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. The masterplan lacks improvement of the town centre itself, lots of surrounding parts such as railway corridor, North Star etc but the main streets = nothing. Union Square may be the catalyst though. Parade and much of regent st, fleet st needs bulldozing. darrey80
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11:29am Sun 13 Jan 13

Betty Bo says...

I guess half of these people have never shopped in Waitrose...if you did you would notice that theyPrice Match with Tesco! You get a better quality food, and the fruit and vegetables last longer than some of the other shops! Don't knock it until you try it I expect when it's built some of the moaners on here will be using it!
I guess half of these people have never shopped in Waitrose...if you did you would notice that theyPrice Match with Tesco! You get a better quality food, and the fruit and vegetables last longer than some of the other shops! Don't knock it until you try it I expect when it's built some of the moaners on here will be using it! Betty Bo
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11:57am Sun 13 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Waitrose has been proven as the dearest supermarket, also 'which' tests on products see high scores given to budget supermarket goods. People who think they are getting better goods are mistaken and paying more just to carry a played bag. Muppets
Waitrose has been proven as the dearest supermarket, also 'which' tests on products see high scores given to budget supermarket goods. People who think they are getting better goods are mistaken and paying more just to carry a played bag. Muppets Davey Gravey
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12:05pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Darn predictive text. Played should have read posher.
Darn predictive text. Played should have read posher. Davey Gravey
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1:57pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Melgee says...

I'm surprised that there is no mention of the new jobs that Waitrose will bring to Swindon?
For those who have commented against Waitrose as a high priced Supermarket then it's quite simple don't shop there.
I'm surprised that there is no mention of the new jobs that Waitrose will bring to Swindon? For those who have commented against Waitrose as a high priced Supermarket then it's quite simple don't shop there. Melgee
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2:20pm Sun 13 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

Melgee, spot on, why so many are moaning I have no idea. If you dont like a particular shop then dont go there, there is no need to slag it off just because it isnt somewehre you would go.

What it has done is created jobs, given shoppers more local choice and shown that big retailers will still come to Swindon, not sure what there is to moan about there, but then there are some who would still moan if they won a £million because it wasnt £2million.
Melgee, spot on, why so many are moaning I have no idea. If you dont like a particular shop then dont go there, there is no need to slag it off just because it isnt somewehre you would go. What it has done is created jobs, given shoppers more local choice and shown that big retailers will still come to Swindon, not sure what there is to moan about there, but then there are some who would still moan if they won a £million because it wasnt £2million. house on the hill
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2:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
WoodsideLady wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.
Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.
Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr!

Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon.
Dear oh dear..... I've posted approx 4 comments on this site but this will be the last as I've come to realise it's only for social inadequates. You sit on your PCs b*tching and sniping like a bunch of old women trying to pick arguments with people. It's obviously not for anyone who wants to make an intelligent comment. Just a bunch of losers who have no one else to talk to. You've really proved the image of Swindonians to be right (slow hand clap). I actually like living in Swindon and want it to do well. Shame.
Please read your previous posts on other threads - you'll find that there are a lot more than four! Most were spiteful posts about how much money you have (thanks to your husband) and how superior you are to born and bred Swindonians (as you've done again in this post).

Just out of curiosity - how can you tell whether a person who posts here is a born and bred Swindonian?

I also think it best if that were to be your last post here as you are obviously a pathetic losers who can dish it out but can't take it back! But maybe born and bred Swindonians have more backbone than you (saying that objectively, as I'm not one!)
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WoodsideLady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]Well your comment has made my mind up, I'm signing out of this site for good today - your snobby criticisms of Swindon and it's residents are beyond belief! If you hate the town that much please feel free to move away............ far far away.[/p][/quote]Good riddance you miserable so and so! I like Swindon and want it to do well. Shame it's born and bred residents are so stuck in a time warp that they fight any attempts at lifting it's image. You really need that chip on your shoulder seeing to.[/p][/quote]Remember that some people have read your previous posts, with your snobbish, biased, derisory views on Swindon and its people - so please don't play the martyr! Oh, and before you make your usual predictable assumption - I don't come from anywhere remotely near Swindon.[/p][/quote]Dear oh dear..... I've posted approx 4 comments on this site but this will be the last as I've come to realise it's only for social inadequates. You sit on your PCs b*tching and sniping like a bunch of old women trying to pick arguments with people. It's obviously not for anyone who wants to make an intelligent comment. Just a bunch of losers who have no one else to talk to. You've really proved the image of Swindonians to be right (slow hand clap). I actually like living in Swindon and want it to do well. Shame.[/p][/quote]Please read your previous posts on other threads - you'll find that there are a lot more than four! Most were spiteful posts about how much money you have (thanks to your husband) and how superior you are to born and bred Swindonians (as you've done again in this post). Just out of curiosity - how can you tell whether a person who posts here is a born and bred Swindonian? I also think it best if that were to be your last post here as you are obviously a pathetic losers who can dish it out but can't take it back! But maybe born and bred Swindonians have more backbone than you (saying that objectively, as I'm not one!) Phantom Poster
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5:26pm Sun 13 Jan 13

dinger76 says...

I am a born and bred Swindonion , and i can assure "oldtownmum" i am far from being a chav !!! yes i live on a council estate because i am not married to a wealthy man !!! Doesnt make me or any other person who isnt married to a millionaire any less of a person than you!!! getting to the actual point now, Wichelstowe has a variety of people living there , from private tenants, HA/council tenants and those who actually bought their home, some of these people work and some of these people dont, so as waitrose is the higher end of the market , would it not have been better to build a store that everyone on that estate can affordbly use ??
I am a born and bred Swindonion , and i can assure "oldtownmum" i am far from being a chav !!! yes i live on a council estate because i am not married to a wealthy man !!! Doesnt make me or any other person who isnt married to a millionaire any less of a person than you!!! getting to the actual point now, Wichelstowe has a variety of people living there , from private tenants, HA/council tenants and those who actually bought their home, some of these people work and some of these people dont, so as waitrose is the higher end of the market , would it not have been better to build a store that everyone on that estate can affordbly use ?? dinger76
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5:27pm Sun 13 Jan 13

dinger76 says...

I am a born and bred Swindonion , and i can assure "oldtownmum" i am far from being a chav !!! yes i live on a council estate because i am not married to a wealthy man !!! Doesnt make me or any other person who isnt married to a millionaire any less of a person than you!!! getting to the actual point now, Wichelstowe has a variety of people living there , from private tenants, HA/council tenants and those who actually bought their home, some of these people work and some of these people dont, so as waitrose is the higher end of the market , would it not have been better to build a store that everyone on that estate can affordbly use ??
I am a born and bred Swindonion , and i can assure "oldtownmum" i am far from being a chav !!! yes i live on a council estate because i am not married to a wealthy man !!! Doesnt make me or any other person who isnt married to a millionaire any less of a person than you!!! getting to the actual point now, Wichelstowe has a variety of people living there , from private tenants, HA/council tenants and those who actually bought their home, some of these people work and some of these people dont, so as waitrose is the higher end of the market , would it not have been better to build a store that everyone on that estate can affordbly use ?? dinger76
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6:13pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Fartim Poster says...

It's just ANOTHER supermarket.

Big deal.

I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more.
It's just ANOTHER supermarket. Big deal. I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more. Fartim Poster
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8:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

Its a new quality business that has come to Swindon in a recession, if you actually cared about Swindon you would realise that is a good thing for the town. I have lost count of the number of posts on here moaning how Swindon is dying and the town centre it just one big charity shop/ pound store and now we are not happy that Waitrose has come to town and given us more choice, what exactly is it you want?

As to the previous poster asking why not a store that everyone can afford to use, as you said there is a mix of housing on the estate so whatever you put there wouldnt please everyone. Clearly other supermarkets didnt think it worth their while and Waitrose did.
Its a new quality business that has come to Swindon in a recession, if you actually cared about Swindon you would realise that is a good thing for the town. I have lost count of the number of posts on here moaning how Swindon is dying and the town centre it just one big charity shop/ pound store and now we are not happy that Waitrose has come to town and given us more choice, what exactly is it you want? As to the previous poster asking why not a store that everyone can afford to use, as you said there is a mix of housing on the estate so whatever you put there wouldnt please everyone. Clearly other supermarkets didnt think it worth their while and Waitrose did. house on the hill
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8:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Redhouse Red says...

Fartim Poster wrote:
It's just ANOTHER supermarket.

Big deal.

I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more.
Save me driving 15 miles to Cirencester to do my weekly shop. So yes I'm delighted!
[quote][p][bold]Fartim Poster[/bold] wrote: It's just ANOTHER supermarket. Big deal. I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more.[/p][/quote]Save me driving 15 miles to Cirencester to do my weekly shop. So yes I'm delighted! Redhouse Red
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10:10pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move! says...

Think my name on this forum
sums it up !

People that live here do so because it's still cheaper it's safer (still very low crime rates) and still has jobs (just) also M4 corridor means nothing is too far away. Really - if you don't like Swindon or its people go and live in Oxford or Cheltenham ....ahhhh but you can't because actually you're not as well off as you like to think or brag about. So appreciate Swindon because you're stuck with it !!!!

Fair play to Waitrose - Lets hope their new store can offset some of the Honda casualties.
Think my name on this forum sums it up ! People that live here do so because it's still cheaper it's safer (still very low crime rates) and still has jobs (just) also M4 corridor means nothing is too far away. Really - if you don't like Swindon or its people go and live in Oxford or Cheltenham ....ahhhh but you can't because actually you're not as well off as you like to think or brag about. So appreciate Swindon because you're stuck with it !!!! Fair play to Waitrose - Lets hope their new store can offset some of the Honda casualties. Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move!
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10:14pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move! says...

Well said Woodside Lady !
Well said Woodside Lady ! Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move!
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10:53pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Fartim Poster says...

I have lost count of the number of posts on here moaning how Swindon is dying and the town centre it just one big charity shop/ pound store and now we are not happy that Waitrose has come to town


It's not going "in the town" is it.

Did you miss the part where I stated i don't have a problem with it

Just don't feel the need to start flag waving
[quote] I have lost count of the number of posts on here moaning how Swindon is dying and the town centre it just one big charity shop/ pound store and now we are not happy that Waitrose has come to town [/quote] It's not going "in the town" is it. Did you miss the part where I stated i don't have a problem with it Just don't feel the need to start flag waving Fartim Poster
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8:14am Mon 14 Jan 13

Oldtownmum says...

Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.
Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future. Oldtownmum
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9:17am Mon 14 Jan 13

southside7 says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.
Couldn't resist another look eh?
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.[/p][/quote]Couldn't resist another look eh? southside7
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10:02am Mon 14 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.
I'm in no clique but you're clearly a snob from your comments on this site. Its clear to all so get off your high horse. You sh1t and p1ss the same as everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.[/p][/quote]I'm in no clique but you're clearly a snob from your comments on this site. Its clear to all so get off your high horse. You sh1t and p1ss the same as everyone else. Davey Gravey
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10:08am Mon 14 Jan 13

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Great news but I would prefer Honda expanding not quietly relocating.
Great news but I would prefer Honda expanding not quietly relocating. A.Baron-Cohen
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10:52am Mon 14 Jan 13

benzss says...

I just moved in to Old Town, but I suppose I'd better sell up quick before oldtownmum brings the prices down
I just moved in to Old Town, but I suppose I'd better sell up quick before oldtownmum brings the prices down benzss
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10:52am Mon 14 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

O dear the trolls have come out to play again. I apologise if my facts were wrong. I would simply point out I provided the source, perhaps people should contact the author of the piece.

But I guess that wouldn't suit the ranters.

As for Waitrose, yes the price match with branded items but the overall price matching done, but Asda and co is all items, so a truly reflection would be to price match against Asda who seem to be streets ahead on price.

Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.
O dear the trolls have come out to play again. I apologise if my facts were wrong. I would simply point out I provided the source, perhaps people should contact the author of the piece. But I guess that wouldn't suit the ranters. As for Waitrose, yes the price match with branded items but the overall price matching done, but Asda and co is all items, so a truly reflection would be to price match against Asda who seem to be streets ahead on price. Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was. RichardR1
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11:31am Mon 14 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

Fartim Poster wrote:
It's just ANOTHER supermarket.

Big deal.

I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more.
It's not a question of being 'overjoyed', it's a question of, finally, having the option of using a different supermarket without having to travel 12 to 15 miles outside of the town.

How can it bad news to have more choice, especially when that choice is an award winning company that is known for being at the higher quality end of the market?

The new Waitrose will be within a mile's travelling distance for me, and will become the closest proper (ie, not Co-Op) supermarket for me. I'm really pleased about it opening and becoming a nearby option, as are others, clearly.

If there are people who don't like/can't afford the new supermarket, fine, they can continue to go to the numerous Asdas, Tescos, Lidls, Aldis, Morrisons and Sainsburys that the town already has.

For the life of me, I cannot understand why some people seem so bitter and twisted simply because one Waitrose store is opening here.
[quote][p][bold]Fartim Poster[/bold] wrote: It's just ANOTHER supermarket. Big deal. I don't have a problem with it but, except for locals, I think anyone overjoyed by its' arrival needs to get out more.[/p][/quote]It's not a question of being 'overjoyed', it's a question of, finally, having the option of using a different supermarket without having to travel 12 to 15 miles outside of the town. [p] How can it bad news to have more choice, especially when that choice is an award winning company that is known for being at the higher quality end of the market? [p] The new Waitrose will be within a mile's travelling distance for me, and will become the closest proper (ie, not Co-Op) supermarket for me. I'm really pleased about it opening and becoming a nearby option, as are others, clearly. [p] If there are people who don't like/can't afford the new supermarket, fine, they can continue to go to the numerous Asdas, Tescos, Lidls, Aldis, Morrisons and Sainsburys that the town already has. [p] For the life of me, I cannot understand why some people seem so bitter and twisted simply because one Waitrose store is opening here. Tim Newroman
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11:32am Mon 14 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.”
As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof.
Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors.
Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right.
What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?
"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.” As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof. Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors. Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right. What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand? itsamess3
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12:44pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Still About says...

Again Olive,

Did you miss the bit where I said I don't have a problem with it?
Again Olive, Did you miss the bit where I said I don't have a problem with it? Still About
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12:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

itsamess3 wrote:
"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.”
As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof.
Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors.
Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right.
What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?
How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: "Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.” As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof. Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors. Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right. What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?[/p][/quote]How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along? Davey Gravey
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1:14pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread.
I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread. Davidsyrett
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1:14pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Davidsyrett says...

I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread.
I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread. Davidsyrett
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1:45pm Mon 14 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

One shop opens in swindon and 63 comments most of them negative or insulting. Amazing.
One shop opens in swindon and 63 comments most of them negative or insulting. Amazing. house on the hill
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1:57pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

Still About wrote:
Again Olive,

Did you miss the bit where I said I don't have a problem with it?
Firstly, who is 'Olive'?

Secondly, I was responding to posts by Fartim Poster - who twice said he didn't have a problem with it.

Now I'm sure that Fartim Poster and Still About aren't actually the same person, Jason, and it must simply be a case of the website's software playing up, rather than one person being logged in under one of their many different accounts and then accidentally replying from the wrong one.

It would seem that Empty Car Park and Fartim Poster are definitely Still About.
[quote][p][bold]Still About[/bold] wrote: Again Olive, Did you miss the bit where I said I don't have a problem with it?[/p][/quote]Firstly, who is 'Olive'? [p] Secondly, I was responding to posts by Fartim Poster - who twice said he didn't have a problem with it. [p] Now I'm sure that Fartim Poster and Still About aren't actually the same person, Jason, and it must simply be a case of the website's software playing up, rather than one person being logged in under one of their many different accounts and then accidentally replying from the wrong one. [p] It would seem that Empty Car Park and Fartim Poster are definitely Still About. Tim Newroman
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1:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

Ah the famous Nuclear Scientists crystal ball strikes again. Now I may be wrong here, but I think, 'Swindon Council is to enter into an agreement, subject to planning consent and a sale price being established, to sell the site to a major supermarket, known by the Adver to be Waitrose' means that no price has been agreed for the land, but I could be mistaken.!!!!!!!!

So my question remains, is this going to be another give away like the Union Street development.
Ah the famous Nuclear Scientists crystal ball strikes again. Now I may be wrong here, but I think, 'Swindon Council is to enter into an agreement, subject to planning consent and a sale price being established, to sell the site to a major supermarket, known by the Adver to be Waitrose' means that no price has been agreed for the land, but I could be mistaken.!!!!!!!! So my question remains, is this going to be another give away like the Union Street development. RichardR1
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2:00pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread.
It's incredible, isn't it? That a shop that some people think is expensive and 'posh' ruffles so many feathers.

If people don't like it or don't wish to shop there... surely it's simply a question of not going there.

To actively seem to not want Waitrose to open in Swindon seems like a case of quite astonishingly self-defeating inverted snobbery.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: I thought the class system was supposed to be a thing of the past? Not according to this thread.[/p][/quote]It's incredible, isn't it? That a shop that some people think is expensive and 'posh' ruffles so many feathers. [p] If people don't like it or don't wish to shop there... surely it's simply a question of not going there. [p] To actively seem to not want Waitrose to open in Swindon seems like a case of quite astonishingly self-defeating inverted snobbery. Tim Newroman
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2:28pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Old Town says...

RichardR1 wrote:
Ah the famous Nuclear Scientists crystal ball strikes again. Now I may be wrong here, but I think, 'Swindon Council is to enter into an agreement, subject to planning consent and a sale price being established, to sell the site to a major supermarket, known by the Adver to be Waitrose' means that no price has been agreed for the land, but I could be mistaken.!!!!!!!!

So my question remains, is this going to be another give away like the Union Street development.
Honestly - SHUT UP AND GO AWAY !

Nobody cares about you, or what you have to say - especially now you have moved away - you just cant leave it can you ?

Everyone is sick to death of you coming on here trying to hijack threads just because you failed miserably in your attempts to become a council member.

In case you didn't realise this - the world does NOT revolve around you !

Back to thread - it's great that Waitrose is finally coming to town, a nice change from the usual "low end" supermarket in Swindon - the only (selfish) problem I have is that I'm worried it's going to obscure my perfect view from my back window !!!
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: Ah the famous Nuclear Scientists crystal ball strikes again. Now I may be wrong here, but I think, 'Swindon Council is to enter into an agreement, subject to planning consent and a sale price being established, to sell the site to a major supermarket, known by the Adver to be Waitrose' means that no price has been agreed for the land, but I could be mistaken.!!!!!!!! So my question remains, is this going to be another give away like the Union Street development.[/p][/quote]Honestly - SHUT UP AND GO AWAY ! Nobody cares about you, or what you have to say - especially now you have moved away - you just cant leave it can you ? Everyone is sick to death of you coming on here trying to hijack threads just because you failed miserably in your attempts to become a council member. In case you didn't realise this - the world does NOT revolve around you ! Back to thread - it's great that Waitrose is finally coming to town, a nice change from the usual "low end" supermarket in Swindon - the only (selfish) problem I have is that I'm worried it's going to obscure my perfect view from my back window !!! Old Town
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4:22pm Mon 14 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
itsamess3 wrote:
"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.”
As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof.
Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors.
Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right.
What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?
How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?
Not very bright are you?
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: "Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.” As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof. Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors. Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right. What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?[/p][/quote]How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?[/p][/quote]Not very bright are you? itsamess3
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5:56pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move! says...

I don't work - I stay at home in my track suit looking after my children and I shop in asda.... oldtown mum - am
I jealous because you live in old town ??? Not at all - I actually live in Broome Manor -so what? I don't care where people live what they do or have - be happy - life is too short to be bitter.
I don't work - I stay at home in my track suit looking after my children and I shop in asda.... oldtown mum - am I jealous because you live in old town ??? Not at all - I actually live in Broome Manor -so what? I don't care where people live what they do or have - be happy - life is too short to be bitter. Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move!
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6:04pm Mon 14 Jan 13

ManWithCar says...

Amazing - all this fuss about a supermarket.

Plain truth is - Waitrose wouldn't even consider building and trading in Wichelstowe without years of planning, market research etc. No retailer will ever put down roots without making sure they can turn a profit for at least 50% over the term of their lease, or until they pay off the land purchase. They're not building because SBC has asked them to - they're doing it to make a profit.

No one is being forced to shop there. I see plenty of posts from people on this site saying they prefer to shop in Bath, Bristol or Reading etc - so what's your problem? Don't like it when some people exercise their right to free speech and their opinion?
Amazing - all this fuss about a supermarket. Plain truth is - Waitrose wouldn't even consider building and trading in Wichelstowe without years of planning, market research etc. No retailer will ever put down roots without making sure they can turn a profit for at least 50% over the term of their lease, or until they pay off the land purchase. They're not building because SBC has asked them to - they're doing it to make a profit. No one is being forced to shop there. I see plenty of posts from people on this site saying they prefer to shop in Bath, Bristol or Reading etc - so what's your problem? Don't like it when some people exercise their right to free speech and their opinion? ManWithCar
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7:00pm Mon 14 Jan 13

klempner69 says...

Ian13 wrote:
klempner69 wrote:
Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day?
There is a Toby cavery in Haydon Wick
I know that of course but its too far from me in Wroughton!
[quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]klempner69[/bold] wrote: Congrats Waitrose from me..any chance we could have a Toby Carvery too one day?[/p][/quote]There is a Toby cavery in Haydon Wick[/p][/quote]I know that of course but its too far from me in Wroughton! klempner69
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7:18pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move! says...

Waitrose or whoever it is....any business bringing employment to the town should be applauded.
Waitrose or whoever it is....any business bringing employment to the town should be applauded. Ifyoudontlikeswindon-move!
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7:18pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

itsamess3 wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
itsamess3 wrote:
"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.”
As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof.
Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors.
Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right.
What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?
How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?
Not very bright are you?
No need for insults in response to my question. Just wondered how it was progressing.
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: "Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.” As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof. Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors. Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right. What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?[/p][/quote]How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?[/p][/quote]Not very bright are you?[/p][/quote]No need for insults in response to my question. Just wondered how it was progressing. Davey Gravey
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7:19pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

itsamess3 wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
itsamess3 wrote:
"Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.”
As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof.
Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors.
Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right.
What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?
How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?
Not very bright are you?
Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?)

Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: "Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.” As usual you are accusing our council of wrongdoing without a shred of proof. Your motivation comes from pure jealousy that you have never come close to getting your foot through their doors. Time you realised you know very little and cannot get basic facts right. What part of Waitrose purchased the land from the council do you not understand?[/p][/quote]How is your court case vs Richard-robfm coming along?[/p][/quote]Not very bright are you?[/p][/quote]Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?) Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"! Phantom Poster
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7:44pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.
So you are so, so superior to everyone here (check what you've posted), but just want to "check one last time". So who's really laughable now then?

Please check your previous posts before accusing people of bullying you.

I know that your husband earns lots of money. Why would I know that unless you boasted that fact here? Oh, that was when you enthralled us all with your so humorous play on words - 'chavsda', in relation to Jermaine!

What is so, so laughable is that you think that people have a chip on their shoulder because you live in Old Town! Oh my god, you really ought to use the M4 and get out a bit more!

I love the fact that you will obviously be really fuming that my response has put you totally in your place, but you can't reply as your last post was your "last time".
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: Thought I'd check one last time how twisted your knickers are! The people on this site are truely laughable. I have never claimed to be wealthy, my post said there are wealthy families who'd like Waitrose, not that I'm am wealthy.I have never said I dislike Swindon. I said it has a reputation as a dull town and it has. My heinous crime is to say Asda is full of chavs, which is a known fact nationwide. You should all be ashamed really as you act like a bunch of bullying school children when someone new joins. I assume many of you have a chip on your shoulder as I live in Old Town. If I'd called myself Pinehurst Mum I'd probably have been welcomed into your ridiculous clique. Carry on your snidey back biting. It's entertaining but I won't be lowering myself to respond in future.[/p][/quote]So you are so, so superior to everyone here (check what you've posted), but just want to "check one last time". So who's really laughable now then? Please check your previous posts before accusing people of bullying you. I know that your husband earns lots of money. Why would I know that unless you boasted that fact here? Oh, that was when you enthralled us all with your so humorous play on words - 'chavsda', in relation to Jermaine! What is so, so laughable is that you think that people have a chip on their shoulder because you live in Old Town! Oh my god, you really ought to use the M4 and get out a bit more! I love the fact that you will obviously be really fuming that my response has put you totally in your place, but you can't reply as your last post was your "last time". Phantom Poster
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8:20pm Mon 14 Jan 13

STFCSTFC says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later. STFCSTFC
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8:20pm Mon 14 Jan 13

STFCSTFC says...

Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later.
[quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later. STFCSTFC
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9:18pm Mon 14 Jan 13

LocalBob80 says...

Why the assumption that anyone who isn't jubilant about Waitrose can't afford to shop there?

I can afford it and may well do so but it is just another supermarket.

That is all

Some people need to get over themselves.
Why the assumption that anyone who isn't jubilant about Waitrose can't afford to shop there? I can afford it and may well do so but it is just another supermarket. That is all Some people need to get over themselves. LocalBob80
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10:05pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

STFCSTFC wrote:
Oldtownmum wrote:
This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.
yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later.
Couldn't we have a "wealth-aid" concert in Swindon to support people such as "oldtownmum", who can find anywhere posh enough to shop in?
[quote][p][bold]STFCSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldtownmum[/bold] wrote: This is just what swindon needs. There are lots of wealthier families in the area who until the last year or so have not been catered to at all. Swindon is a town of pound stores and tat. With the new John Lewis and Next stores, things are finally looking up. Waitrose will help draw other bigger names in as well hopefully.[/p][/quote]yeah these poor wealthy people with nowhere to shop at the mo gutting! I shop at tesco probably still will even if waitrose is on my doorstep, l as i don't realy want to waste my dosh on something i dont need- I suppose this means I am a chav! but then Chav/Weathly people some good, some bad - i guess u probably fit the later.[/p][/quote]Couldn't we have a "wealth-aid" concert in Swindon to support people such as "oldtownmum", who can find anywhere posh enough to shop in? Phantom Poster
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10:08pm Mon 14 Jan 13

semitonic says...

RichardR1 wrote:
O dear the trolls have come out to play again. I apologise if my facts were wrong. I would simply point out I provided the source, perhaps people should contact the author of the piece.

But I guess that wouldn't suit the ranters.

As for Waitrose, yes the price match with branded items but the overall price matching done, but Asda and co is all items, so a truly reflection would be to price match against Asda who seem to be streets ahead on price.

Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.
Oh dear, you have to laugh at old Robbo, he may pretend to be someone else (who could blame him given his history on here) but he can never really pull it off because he always 'reverts to type', as he would say, by accusing anyone who points out he is wrong as being a troll.

Pull the other one Robbo!
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: O dear the trolls have come out to play again. I apologise if my facts were wrong. I would simply point out I provided the source, perhaps people should contact the author of the piece. But I guess that wouldn't suit the ranters. As for Waitrose, yes the price match with branded items but the overall price matching done, but Asda and co is all items, so a truly reflection would be to price match against Asda who seem to be streets ahead on price. Having a Waitrose may fill a void, who knows. My point was never about that merely what the inducement/rate payers money was.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, you have to laugh at old Robbo, he may pretend to be someone else (who could blame him given his history on here) but he can never really pull it off because he always 'reverts to type', as he would say, by accusing anyone who points out he is wrong as being a troll. Pull the other one Robbo! semitonic
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10:33pm Mon 14 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?)

Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!”
On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article.
Banned? I like many amend my login and password.
In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.
Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?) Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!” On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article. Banned? I like many amend my login and password. In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed. itsamess3
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10:40pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

itsamess3 wrote:
Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?)

Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!”
On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article.
Banned? I like many amend my login and password.
In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.
yeeeessssss..... please keep taking the medication!
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?) Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!” On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article. Banned? I like many amend my login and password. In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.[/p][/quote]yeeeessssss..... please keep taking the medication! Phantom Poster
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10:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

itsamess3 wrote:
Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?)

Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!”
On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article.
Banned? I like many amend my login and password.
In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.
You really do yourself no favours: "I like many amend my login and password"

So you are now on "itsamess4"! Wow!
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?) Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!” On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article. Banned? I like many amend my login and password. In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.[/p][/quote]You really do yourself no favours: "I like many amend my login and password" So you are now on "itsamess4"! Wow! Phantom Poster
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11:36pm Mon 14 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

?
? itsamess3
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7:26am Tue 15 Jan 13

LocalBob80 says...

Sometimes I wonder if Phantom Poster, RichardR1, Itsamess3, Tim Newroman, I 2 Could B etc are all the same person trying to spoil these threads.

Are you from a competitor media company?
Sometimes I wonder if Phantom Poster, RichardR1, Itsamess3, Tim Newroman, I 2 Could B etc are all the same person trying to spoil these threads. Are you from a competitor media company? LocalBob80
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7:49am Tue 15 Jan 13

Bobfm , says...

No, they are from the Tory
No, they are from the Tory Bobfm ,
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7:50am Tue 15 Jan 13

Bobfm , says...

Party
Party Bobfm ,
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8:22am Tue 15 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

Bobfm , wrote:
No, they are from the Tory
Bobfm - Well done.

LocalBob80 - what a brilliantly ironic post, considering your login name is based on the same mentality as all of your others: 1 2 Could B, Fartim Poster, Still About etc.

It's really only Empty Car Park that showed any minor glimpse of originality, all of your other names simply make the same very bad attempt at weird versions of other contributors' login names.

And why is it that I suspect Bobfm and LocalBob80 very much know each other?

Cue the denials...

Anyway, back on topic: Waitrose is coming to Swindon, it's a good thing and it's a good, award winning supermarket. Great news for those who've been hoping for a more accessible store, apparently not good news for those who claim they have no intention of shopping there in anycase.

Oh well.
[quote][p][bold]Bobfm ,[/bold] wrote: No, they are from the Tory[/p][/quote]Bobfm - Well done. [p] LocalBob80 - what a brilliantly ironic post, considering your login name is based on the same mentality as all of your others: 1 2 Could B, Fartim Poster, Still About etc. [p] It's really only Empty Car Park that showed any minor glimpse of originality, all of your other names simply make the same very bad attempt at weird versions of other contributors' login names. [p] And why is it that I suspect Bobfm and LocalBob80 very much know each other? [p] Cue the denials... [p] Anyway, back on topic: Waitrose is coming to Swindon, it's a good thing and it's a good, award winning supermarket. Great news for those who've been hoping for a more accessible store, apparently not good news for those who claim they have no intention of shopping there in anycase. [p] Oh well. Tim Newroman
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10:04am Tue 15 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

itsamess3 wrote:
Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?)

Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!”
On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article.
Banned? I like many amend my login and password.
In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.
Liar. Log in names cannot be amended. You created a new log in identity. As usual you become nasty and Dodge the issue when presented with something you can't worm your way out of. Not very bright are you?
[quote][p][bold]itsamess3[/bold] wrote: Davey Gravey asked a very reasonable question, following on from the many, many irrelevant rambling posts which you made in the past regarding your threatened court case against Bob Feal-Martinez (has he started a libel case against you yet?) Why have you insulted Davey Gravey by saying that he is "not very bright"? Isn't such an insult against the terms and conditions of this web site? Can we now look forward to "itsamess4"? You must be going for that banned record on this web site! You'll soon be on to "itsamess99"!” On your occassional visits you spend most of your time making personal attacks against others rather than the article. Likewise you take up the sword on behalf others- not very bright' refers to raising things with no bearing on the article. Banned? I like many amend my login and password. In your eagerness to try to disrupt the article you fail to see that this development will re-start stalled building works and open up employment possibilities which are much needed.[/p][/quote]Liar. Log in names cannot be amended. You created a new log in identity. As usual you become nasty and Dodge the issue when presented with something you can't worm your way out of. Not very bright are you? Davey Gravey
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11:43am Tue 15 Jan 13

Coolhandkeith says...

WOW
I have never read such a back stabbing load of twaddle in all my life I am glad it's just wait rose coming and not fortnum and mason they say that folk in Swindon are among the most miserable in the country judging by all these comments " case proven" wake up Swindon rich -poor- workers -non workers black -white why don't we all start singing from the same hymn sheet and be kind to one and all
WOW I have never read such a back stabbing load of twaddle in all my life I am glad it's just wait rose coming and not fortnum and mason they say that folk in Swindon are among the most miserable in the country judging by all these comments " case proven" wake up Swindon rich -poor- workers -non workers black -white why don't we all start singing from the same hymn sheet and be kind to one and all Coolhandkeith
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6:08pm Tue 15 Jan 13

LadyElizabeth79 says...

Hahahaha this is absolutely laughable, half of you clearly have never shopped in waitrose nor have you read this article properly.... The adver believe it to be waitrose..... That does not mean that is!
Also I actually find waitrose cheaper than tesco and Asda. I do however prefer to spend the extra bit of money on fuel to get to waitrose for several reasons... Two of them being
I have never seen someone without a child park in a mother and baby space
And I have never been crashed in to with a trolley and not had an apology.
Food shopping is a chore and in my opinion I would rather get it done as stress free as possible.
Now back to the article.....
Hahahaha this is absolutely laughable, half of you clearly have never shopped in waitrose nor have you read this article properly.... The adver believe it to be waitrose..... That does not mean that is! Also I actually find waitrose cheaper than tesco and Asda. I do however prefer to spend the extra bit of money on fuel to get to waitrose for several reasons... Two of them being I have never seen someone without a child park in a mother and baby space And I have never been crashed in to with a trolley and not had an apology. Food shopping is a chore and in my opinion I would rather get it done as stress free as possible. Now back to the article..... LadyElizabeth79
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8:43pm Tue 15 Jan 13

LocalBob80 says...

And why is it that I suspect Bobfm and LocalBob80 very much know each other?

Cue the denials


Wow you really think your important.

It is none of your business wether Bobfm and I know each other.

Feel free to post the links where I have ever denied being anyone on these threads.

If Bobfm's assessment is correct and you truly are a representative of The Tory Party I feel sorry for you.

Is a local rag comments section the summet of your campaign

Contrary to boosting their campaign you only portray them as being deceitful, dictating, and averse to allowing everyday people the right to free discussion and opinion.

You really are nothing special
[quote] And why is it that I suspect Bobfm and LocalBob80 very much know each other? Cue the denials [/quote] Wow you really think your important. It is none of your business wether Bobfm and I know each other. Feel free to post the links where I have ever denied being anyone on these threads. If Bobfm's assessment is correct and you truly are a representative of The Tory Party I feel sorry for you. Is a local rag comments section the summet of your campaign Contrary to boosting their campaign you only portray them as being deceitful, dictating, and averse to allowing everyday people the right to free discussion and opinion. You really are nothing special LocalBob80
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7:49am Wed 16 Jan 13

Tim Newroman says...

LocalBob80 says...

If Bobfm's assessment is correct and you truly are a representative of The Tory Party I feel sorry for you.


Rather unsurprisingly, Bobfm's assessment is entirely incorrect. Judging from his/her posts, I don't think he/she is the sharpest.

As for the rest of your post - kind of doesn't make any sense given that I have absoutely nothing to do with the Tory party.

BTW, how does my posting here prevent others from 'the right to free discussion and opinion'? If you have internet access and can type, I really fail to see how anyone can stop you posting your opinion. Indeed, you just did it.
[quote][b]LocalBob80 says...[/b] [p] If Bobfm's assessment is correct and you truly are a representative of The Tory Party I feel sorry for you. [/quote] [p] Rather unsurprisingly, Bobfm's assessment is entirely incorrect. Judging from his/her posts, I don't think he/she is the sharpest. [p] As for the rest of your post - kind of doesn't make any sense given that I have absoutely nothing to do with the Tory party. [p] BTW, how does my posting here prevent others from 'the right to free discussion and opinion'? If you have internet access and can type, I really fail to see how anyone can stop you posting your opinion. Indeed, you just did it. Tim Newroman
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3:26pm Wed 16 Jan 13

RichardR1 says...

I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love.

As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.
I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love. As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really. RichardR1
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3:29pm Wed 16 Jan 13

LadyElizabeth79 says...

RichardR1 wrote:
I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love.

As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.
Agreed this means that the 90+ comments arguing over weather you are posh enough for waitrose or Chevy enough for Asda is totally pointless
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love. As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.[/p][/quote]Agreed this means that the 90+ comments arguing over weather you are posh enough for waitrose or Chevy enough for Asda is totally pointless LadyElizabeth79
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7:22pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

RichardR1 wrote:
I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love.

As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.
We all know who you are. Bob feal Martinez. You fool nobody apart from yourself
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love. As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.[/p][/quote]We all know who you are. Bob feal Martinez. You fool nobody apart from yourself Davey Gravey
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8:38am Fri 18 Jan 13

itsamess3 says...

RichardR1 wrote:
I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love.

As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.
Strange--as Waitrose have announced they have agreed terms for 2 sites in the west. Obviously the Adver picked it up from the news agencies.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: I suspect the absent barman where ever he is, and assuming he does read these threads id probably laughing his socks off, at those who despite him leaving Swindon can't help mentioning him, it must have been unrequited love. As for Waitrose, no deal signed and no confirmation it is them, therefore no story really.[/p][/quote]Strange--as Waitrose have announced they have agreed terms for 2 sites in the west. Obviously the Adver picked it up from the news agencies. itsamess3
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12:26pm Fri 18 Jan 13

EmmBee says...

"I have never seen someone without a child park in a mother and baby space
And I have never been crashed in to with a trolley and not had an apology. "
.
Perhaps - but you have never shopped in a Waitrose located in Swindon either!
"I have never seen someone without a child park in a mother and baby space And I have never been crashed in to with a trolley and not had an apology. " . Perhaps - but you have never shopped in a Waitrose located in Swindon either! EmmBee
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