Vincent Daloo wrote:Waitrose is clearly unhappy with the custom it receives in hertford
Waitrose is very happy with the custom. It's a busy store. Unfortunately the size and configuration of the retail unit is wholly unsuitable for a 21st century supermarket, hence the owner's desire to level the site and rebuild.
Vincent Daloo wrote:the shop has been run down for many years - presumably due to lack of investment
Waitrose have recently invested in a new customer service counter and tills. The John Lewis Click & Collect service is hugely popular with over 100 orders being collected daily - hence the new service counter.
Vincent Daloo wrote:Therefore the objections are quite childish in my opinion, and possibly motivated even by a jealouse fear that 'ware will have a waitrose, and hertford not'
Ware will not have a Waitrose. The proposed store is a mile and a half from Ware.
To the west of Hertford, Welwyn Garden City has a Waitrose. No jealousy there. Ware would be welcome to a Waitrose. I believe there was discussion some year ago about them being situated on the edge of town. No problem there. The objections are to an out of town store, regardless of who it operates under.
Vincent Daloo wrote:Looking forward to a petition to allow ware residents to express their own support for waitrose
There was one, albeit by residents of Great Amwell.