Hertford Wine

News and views on shopping in the county town.
Surferdude
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat 14 Dec, 2013 12:03 pm

Hertford Wine

Postby Surferdude » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 3:22 pm

Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!

User avatar
Steve
Project Leader
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed 06 Nov, 2013 12:01 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Steve » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 5:23 pm

Surferdude wrote:Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!

I've not seen the sign yet but as it's a conservation area they would probably need planning permission, which I suspect they don't have.

Golden
Posts: 218
Joined: Sun 01 Dec, 2013 10:36 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Golden » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 6:09 pm

blockbuster.jpg
blockbuster.jpg (2.11 KiB) Viewed 3950 times
Reality check here - Blockbusters was hardly subtle!! Surely it can't be much worse than their frontage and big yellow bins left outside.

User avatar
Steve
Project Leader
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed 06 Nov, 2013 12:01 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Steve » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 6:19 pm

hertford-wines.jpg
hertford-wines.jpg (89.22 KiB) Viewed 3945 times

Apparently the council have already received complaints (yes, plural).

Herford Food & Wine in The Wash had a similar issue when they put up their first unauthorised sign. They eventually had to take the sign down and put in a planning application for something more in keeping after they had a visit from the council's enforcement officer.

The sign may be one issue but another might be what they've done with the windows, effectively using them as a billboard.

Marilyn
Posts: 206
Joined: Sun 01 Dec, 2013 11:09 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Marilyn » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 7:12 pm

What permissions if any do they need and have they applied for them.

User avatar
Steve
Project Leader
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed 06 Nov, 2013 12:01 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Steve » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 7:38 pm

Marilyn wrote:What permissions if any do they need and have they applied for them.

They need planning permission for the signage. There is no planning application for this address.

User avatar
Capitalist Piglet
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon 11 Nov, 2013 12:24 pm

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Capitalist Piglet » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 9:14 pm

Well I for one look am looking forward with anticipation to this new venture evidently aimed at the sizable number of wine lovers in this town. Since Oddbins went downhill those of us who enjoy the glory of the grape have been forced to look further afield to, say, The Wine Society in Stevenage. As Lay & Wheeler, Berry Bros , even Majestic have failed to plug the gap in Hertford then we should celebrate this fresh vintner & look forward to the first MW tutored tasting...

User avatar
Darcy Sarto
Posts: 273
Joined: Sun 01 Dec, 2013 7:38 am

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Darcy Sarto » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 10:19 pm

Oh yes I'm sure there'll be a wide and superior selection from some classic premier cru clarets to finest new world malbecs - oh - and whatever became of Special Brew?

Donostia
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 6:38 pm

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Donostia » Thu 23 Jan, 2014 11:27 pm

Surferdude wrote:Just saw the lovely shop sign (really classy) for the new bottle store in Parliament Square.
Way it's going the bottle stores will be overtaking hairdressers and nail bars!



Bottle store ? You have Surfed a long way dude ! ;)

Surferdude
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat 14 Dec, 2013 12:03 pm

Re: Hertford Wine

Postby Surferdude » Fri 24 Jan, 2014 9:09 pm

Why would the council give them a license to sell booze when the grapevine and castle shop are all within a stones throw.


Return to “Shopping”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests