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Everything posted by Milky

  1. Used to get a letter from the NHS offering you an appointment or to ring up and make one, service was not so bad, now we have the Referral Gateway, had to use it several times recently. It takes forever to get through, 30 minutes yesterday and that was quick, did I get an appointment No they said they will send me one through the post! You can email, but I did not get an answer, or do nothing, I dare not try that one!
  2. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    OK Amazon might be a bad example, although they have been loss making for years, whether that is because of accounting or it has been loss making? However fact remains a few make money in e business many don't. I briefly ventured into e business but what stopped me making a profit was customer returns
  3. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    Tesco are shutting down their online shop from 9 June, Tesco say they can not see a way of making it profitable! It is interesting that these days the high street shops can't make a profit but neither can the online shops. Amazon for example have only just started making a small profit and are investing in the high street.
  4. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    Oh, OK now I understand. Always thought both car parks belong to WBC.
  5. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    What you say kind of makes sense but then why put the offices there? It would make more sense to put them on the vacant land opposite the train station. Access is easier, parking available at the GS car park which isn't that busy weekdays, I guess I am missing something. Lol, it is so bad it is quite good
  6. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    Debating here whether the new temp market is a success or whether the new one will be? Can I ask what was wrong with the old market? Although it wasn't as busy as it used to be it wasn't exactly deserted, the food hall seemed to suffer less then the non food section and it badly needed refurbishing. The purpose of the new market along with the cinema, car park, office block and I guess park is to regenerate Bridge st and the rest of the town centre! Will that happen, that is the £100 million plus question?
  7. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    The closing times are a bit early, just looked them up and because of mobility issues of a relative who insists on coming to town with me but refuses to use a wheel chair or her electric scooter means the new market is in an awkward position. The old market nearer the car park and the bridge over the road meant it was far more accessible. BUt I will try and get there one day soon, if I tell them PJ sent me will I get a discount?
  8. Manx Arms

    Yet another listed building demolished. I guess the only reason for having listed building register is so that council can make it harder to restore old properties, there seems to be little problem in getting them demolished.
  9. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I shall look them up, care to share yours? Well no, there is already retail, empty offices and industrial units around there that can be used, there used to be a building there that could possibly have been used as a cinema maybe, now there is vacant land and you can put boats or moor a ship on the river (could you get a small ship up the Mersey?) Really? I have been to the milk shake bar, took my niece there a couple weeks ago, not aware of the carvery or the burgers. Your tempting me PJ, is it a take away? There used to be a take away carvery place in the old market, I think, on the left by the main entrance, but closed down ages ago.
  10. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    demolition and building materiel;s account for about 30% per year of land fill materiel and recycling materials is energy intensive.
  11. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I am not running the town down, I just feel spending £100 million pounds plus on an office block and a cinema with the hope it would regenerate the town is a gamble. If I had £100 million to spend I would be doing something along the river front.
  12. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I bow to your superior knowledge, I know Porsche manufacture their engines in one facility. So nothing needs to change?
  13. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    How is paying someone a dollar a day to produce an iPhone getting them out of poverty? Globalization seems to be making the world much poorer, some people got rich in places like India, Mexico, China, vast majority of people are still in poverty, it is just that parts ofEurope and the USA have got poorer too. In China we are creating a super power which will threaten us militarily in years to come. Places like South Africa should be as rich as any western country with its natural resources, people, weather, scenery but corruption is preventing it to move forward.
  14. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    There not specialized, it is mass production, in a world of depleting resources and we are told increasing pollution I wonder if there is a better way?
  15. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    Because you can't. In order for the market and regeneration to work it needs to attract more people into the town if you don't nothing will have changed.
  16. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I understand, but you would think the UK has a large enough car industry to have it done locally. Not at all, there is no reason why the third world can not manufacture for its own markets.
  17. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    PJ, I hope the new market, cinema and most importantly the new council office are a great success. Yet I will point out something your ignoring, the business model for the market has not changed unless I am missing something, it is just moving into new premises. Yes demolishing and replacing just one building causes minuscule amount of pollution, so does my car therefore traffic pollution can not be a problem. Off topic - Yes I do have a problem with manufacturing actually,, I disagree strongly with shipping things half way across the world just because it is a little cheaper to manufacture them in some sweat shop in a third world country. Not so long ago there was a program on TV (I think it was Newsnight or something) following a Vauxhall engine, which originates in Germany, gets brought over to the UK for a process to be added, then gets taken somewhere else think it was Switzerland then Italy before coming back to the UK to be fitted into a new car, nuts! I also find it hard to swallow that I am being told to get on the bus while some people are going to work in helicopters and privet jets, fuel tax free and that is OK, or that might just be jealousy
  18. Manx Arms

    I would turn it into a lap dancing club! Seriously your right, I had no opinion, but I am very much against demolition of buildings, it does not matter whether it os a 300 year old building or 3 year old one. Leaving buildings to rot away as has happened to the cabinet works, Warrington Baths, the Grammar school and so on is just wrong. Demolishing buildings to me is such a waste of resources and as pointed out adds to pollution. In my view there should be an environmental tax on demolition and should not be allowed until alternatives have been explored.
  19. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    It is a proposed restaurant, there used to be a restaurant by the cinema at Westbrook too. How do you know it won't become a Nando's or similar?
  20. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    you rant and make statements of opinion with no facts to back them up and just repeat them. You have addressed non of the points made such as what has changed that will make the new market a success, a cinema that will mostly operate when the market is closed? So what if I do not go into Warrington a lot these days, why does that exclude me having an opinion, I pay taxes, what happens if ut is a white elephant will you underwrite the project PJ? Do the various EU, National and Local government policies on pollution exclude me because I do not go into Warrington town centre?
  21. Manx Arms

    I was not the owner or part of local government/council, so not really in a position to do anything,
  22. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I am learning from you PJ I have already put down, be it in the Manx Arm thread, an argument why demolishing buildings should be avoided and there is nostalgia too! I admit I have not been going into town centre much in recent years, time was I used to go into the market at least weekly, then the stalls started shutting down, fewer people came so more shut down. The temp market is substantially smaller, so will the new one. However I must have missed something what will be different about the new market as opposed to the old one apart for it being shiny and new. It won't be shiny and new in a few years time, will be getting replaced with a new one? Yet to hear a reason why the old boots building could not be used as a new market?
  23. Manx Arms

    It wasn't always dilapidated and dangerous.
  24. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    I would call it investment in a new market, the old one had no special events. no parking concessions. Has it ever been refurbished in the time of operation. When did it open? The new market is probably so crowded because it is so small :}
  25. Give Warrington town centre a chance!

    The previous market had lots of local traders and it used to be busy too, sadly it was killed off by high rents and no investment. So the powers that be demolished it. How will the new one be better apart for it being new, what will it be any different in 20 years?