Bastins sold!! no clue on who's bought it, perhaps a charity
Not to worry.
We have a Countryside Park, a Cycle Path, and possibly soon, a state of the art playground.
All of which will bring trippers/holidaymakers here in there thousands.
True, Calamari can't wait to see late at night how it would be used and destroyed, oh and don't forget the storage container that's going in as a cafe on the state of the art put put golf that should draw in thousands work on it started and don't forget the Cyclist that will stop by for a quick round and a cup of tea.
Not to forget the new Moan-In Centre planned for town. Hopefully it’ll be a big enough venue for you lot.
That's great look forward to it, who's paying for it?
Us bloody taxpayers as per usual! I bet the bloody immigrants won’t be!
DM - I love this idea of yours of a Moan-In Centre in the town. But I disagree with you with regard to its funding. I think it should be paid for by those that wish to use it. After all that would be in alignment with what I perceive as being Tory philosophy which is that if you, the individual, want something then it should be paid for by you the individual and not the collective body (tax payers).
That's a good idea, now let's apply that principle to the BBC's funding.
Scrap free tv licences then? (available for those aged 75 and over)
There shouldn't be a TV licence, if people want to view the BBC's output then they choose to pay for it, just like people choose to pay to watch Sky's channels.
So the over 75s would have to pay to watch the BBC? Unlike now, when they don't.
I don't have a problem with that. Although if the BBC went subscription-only I rather doubt there would be much of a BBC left to watch. Given the choice, I wouldn't pay for the BBC in its current form, let alone what it would be like if people had the freedom not to pay for it.
Who bought Bastin's then - the BBC?
It is no joke, Bastins has been one of the best known shops in Dawlish. Let us look at why Dawlish is on its knees and it is not just Sainsbury's which is the problem. If I had my way I would dig up that useless wide path beside the lawn and put it back as parking, we must have lost around 20 parking spaces at least. In the middle of the long wall, now gone, was an access point into the park and this access point remains but with two slopes, so nothing has changed. All that has happened is that the council has increased the cost of the area since the plants need tending, where the wall did not! I remember Dawlish residents asked for more parking at the time and we were given less, so maybe it time to fight to get the parking spaces reinstated and back to what we had, a cause that the Lib Dems on the council might be willing to take up for the sake of the town and retaining its businesses.
If my memory serves me right we lost 38 spaces but if they had installed echelon parking on the right we would have had no parking on the shop side but the same amount of parking as we had origanally on both sides if that makes sense.
Bastin's, so I have been told. Will be replaced by Poundland. Not sure whether they have taken over Bastin's or are just moving into the space left by Bastin's. And, Gerald's is under new ownership/management.
Dawlish started going down when Woolworths closed. Same as Teignmouth.
Dawlish started going down hill with the onset of the internet like a lot of high streets.
Neither Dawlish or Teignmouth have gone downhill in the time since Woolworths closed! They've both changed of course, and some of you oldies will obviously say that they’ve changed for the worse because you’re so against change full stop, but they’ve not gone downhill. Perhaps “evolved” or “adapted to the 21st century” is a better way to describe it.
When was Gerald’s sold and to whom???
Next time you go in to Gerald's to shop (thats if it is one of the shops you visit) ask them.
So, you don’t know. Fair enough. I’ll ask Karen next time I see her.
Do you happen to know when Poundland opens?