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by SloopJohnB
Fri 01 Sep, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: "Hertford & Ware" Mercury
Replies: 56
Views: 8195

Re: "Hertford & Ware" Mercury

To add to what Steve has already written; another one bites the dust. http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/bedford-s-second-oldest-newspaper-to-cease-publication-1-8131054 This is happening all over the place. In the old days giant multiples would keep a store open despite it failing as it felt it had...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 07 Aug, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: "Hertford & Ware" Mercury
Replies: 56
Views: 8195

Re: "Hertford & Ware" Mercury

Read all about it!! Today's scoop - Aldi submit planing application. And they still cannot accurately quote from and comment on the full list of documents which Steve and myself have discussed at length elsewhere.
by SloopJohnB
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: Aldi

Steve, I was just trying to paraphrase Planning Policy's arguments. Their document references the National Planing Policy Framework and District Plan and other research done by outside agencies which I think is what their role is in this. By 2019 with more residents I do think that we will need anot...
by SloopJohnB
Thu 03 Aug, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: Aldi

Not going too well for Aldi on the basis of this guidance from Planing policy desk https://publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk/online-applications/files/67F58DDE3A87B386F8E8AF332B0F9CE9/pdf/3_17_1537_FUL-PLANNING_POLICY_-_27.07.17-1140681.pdf As I see it there are two or three problems. This area is desig...
by SloopJohnB
Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Hertford's Past
Topic: Secret Tunnels. ??
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Re: Secret Tunnels. ??

The articles Joe quotes are from the Mercury of 8 October 2004 and the Insider is the on-line magazine published by Ben and Tim Acheson who 'broke' the story about underground tunnels to Raymond Brown in the first place. The whole thing was based upon the existence of a subterranean passage from Bay...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Black Hole is forming
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: A Black Hole is forming

I've not seen any planning notices but the general view is that the Post Office will become flats - sorry, apartments. Speaking of planning and such things. There was a sheaf of papers from the Planning Department pinned to the hoarding of Ashleys. I read it last Wednesday and it said something alon...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Black Hole is forming
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: A Black Hole is forming

Yes, Four Seasons operates from Bob Ash's old Pet Food store. I believe you are thinking of the Decorated Room. I believe husband took a job overseas and wife followed - as they do! I think that the lady that runs Four Seasons used to work at the Decorated Room. I noticed on my way back from Wicks o...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 24 Jul, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 12
Views: 2761

Re: Aldi

As I completed their resident leaflet just sent me an email with this link to the Planning page.

https://publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk/o ... 8H6GLHHM00
by SloopJohnB
Wed 19 Jul, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Gang Warfare on the streets of Hertford
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: Gang Warfare on the streets of Hertford

So, it wasn't gang warfare after all. Just a bunch of kids doing the things drunk kids do. http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/hertford-ware-road-youths-ran-riot-after-house-party-got-out-of-hand/story-30446456-detail/story.html Mind, 'gang warfare' is almost up there with 'rivers of blood' when a...
by SloopJohnB
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: A Black Hole is forming
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

A Black Hole is forming

Mrs B came home lunchtime and said a customer had told her that two more shops in town were closing. I checked. The Creative Sanctuary and the Oak Room have both announced that they will close towards the end of summer. Hob hairdressers has gone, Halifax has gone, Waitrose soon to go, quite a few ot...

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