New restaurant planned for old post office site in town

PLANS IN THE PIPELINE: The old post office building in St Thomas Street, Weymouth

PLANS IN THE PIPELINE: The old post office building in St Thomas Street, Weymouth

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PROPERTY owners are hoping to get the stamp of approval for a new restaurant venture earmarked for Weymouth’s old post office site.

Change of use plans have been lodged with the borough council to give the former general post office in St Thomas Street a new lease of life as a restaurant.

The ground floor of the prominent listed building, which is more than 100 years old, has been empty since January 2013 when the central post office branch moved to brighter new premises further along St Thomas Street.

Business leaders have been monitoring the site with interest to see what a new owner could do with the site, striking a balance between protecting the building’s conservation value while also breathing new life into a large vacant site. The building has now been taken over by a property investment group which believes it will be an ideal site for a restaurant.

Peter Tanner of planning consultants Tanner & Tilley, which is working on the project, said the first hurdle was to get planning permission for change of use and listed building consent to make alterations.

He said he understood the owner would seek tenants to operate a restaurant once planning permission is obtained.

As well as alterations inside, the proposal envisages a single-storey extension to the rear to accommodate the restaurant. Offices upstairs remain unaffected by the plan.

The old post office is a Grade II listed building of Edwardian Baroque style dating from 1907.

Mr Tanner said the protection afforded to the building through listed status means it cannot be converted to a shop as the front is not allowed to be altered for shop display windows.

He believes a restaurant will boost the day and night-time economy and attract more people to that end of town.

His report concludes: “The development will provide sustainable development that will contribute to the local economy, maintaining and promoting the viability and vitality of the town centre whilst preserving the special architectural and historic qualities of the listed building.”

President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce Julie Cleaver said: “We have a lot of restaurants including some fantastic independent ones and we would certainly welcome more business in the town.

“This is a prominent site and I know that in the past national chains have had their eye on it so it will be interesting to see what happens.”

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8:58am Tue 3 Jun 14

wowfood says...

I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town. wowfood
  • Score: 1

9:39am Tue 3 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

wowfood wrote:
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.
[quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.[/p][/quote]You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 14

10:23am Tue 3 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

Actually " wowfood" there is another thing that annoys me about your post you say " It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town"

Who are "they" then, you say it as if it is a collective problem that "they" can fix

The Clipper was owned by The Bramwell Pub Group and it was the Group that went into administration, so it impossible for your "Weymouth they" to fix it. Absolutely IMPOSSIBLE!

I expect this is all a bit of mess, because The Bramwell Pub Group which used to be Barracuda, did have 185 pubs all across the country, they are all closed.

Not a Weymouth issue for your imaginary "THEY" to fix.
Actually " wowfood" there is another thing that annoys me about your post you say " It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town" Who are "they" then, you say it as if it is a collective problem that "they" can fix The Clipper was owned by The Bramwell Pub Group and it was the Group that went into administration, so it impossible for your "Weymouth they" to fix it. Absolutely IMPOSSIBLE! I expect this is all a bit of mess, because The Bramwell Pub Group which used to be Barracuda, did have 185 pubs all across the country, they are all closed. Not a Weymouth issue for your imaginary "THEY" to fix. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 6

11:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

elloello1980 says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Actually " wowfood" there is another thing that annoys me about your post you say " It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town"

Who are "they" then, you say it as if it is a collective problem that "they" can fix

The Clipper was owned by The Bramwell Pub Group and it was the Group that went into administration, so it impossible for your "Weymouth they" to fix it. Absolutely IMPOSSIBLE!

I expect this is all a bit of mess, because The Bramwell Pub Group which used to be Barracuda, did have 185 pubs all across the country, they are all closed.

Not a Weymouth issue for your imaginary "THEY" to fix.
wow, you got issues boy
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Actually " wowfood" there is another thing that annoys me about your post you say " It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town" Who are "they" then, you say it as if it is a collective problem that "they" can fix The Clipper was owned by The Bramwell Pub Group and it was the Group that went into administration, so it impossible for your "Weymouth they" to fix it. Absolutely IMPOSSIBLE! I expect this is all a bit of mess, because The Bramwell Pub Group which used to be Barracuda, did have 185 pubs all across the country, they are all closed. Not a Weymouth issue for your imaginary "THEY" to fix.[/p][/quote]wow, you got issues boy elloello1980
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11:35am Tue 3 Jun 14

Bollard says...

Massively overpriced spicy chicken anyone?
Massively overpriced spicy chicken anyone? Bollard
  • Score: 3

11:42am Tue 3 Jun 14

lifecoach says...

Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted.

What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill!
The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm.

I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in!
Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted. What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill! The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm. I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in! lifecoach
  • Score: 11

12:02pm Tue 3 Jun 14

annotater says...

There is a cafe or restaurant on every corner now and there is a limit to how many meals that show a profit and pay the extortionate rates and rent on these buildings already without adding more speed to yet another bankrupt cafe owner.
Slippery Slope comes instantly to mind!
There is a cafe or restaurant on every corner now and there is a limit to how many meals that show a profit and pay the extortionate rates and rent on these buildings already without adding more speed to yet another bankrupt cafe owner. Slippery Slope comes instantly to mind! annotater
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Tue 3 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

lifecoach wrote:
Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted.

What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill!
The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm.

I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in!
Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk.

We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!!

A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics!
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted. What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill! The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm. I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in![/p][/quote]Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk. We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!! A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics! MrTomSmith
  • Score: 2

12:24pm Tue 3 Jun 14

lifecoach says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
lifecoach wrote:
Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted.

What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill!
The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm.

I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in!
Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk.

We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!!

A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics!
I agree its not all to do with the Olympics but the local marketing budget went away from its usual focus and was all put in to the Yachties. If you look out to sea on most days the "Offshore Economy" is thriving with large amounts of boats and sailing activities in the bay.

Maybe i am a bit out of touch as i live away now but what is going to save the town from a bleak future?
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted. What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill! The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm. I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in![/p][/quote]Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk. We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!! A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics![/p][/quote]I agree its not all to do with the Olympics but the local marketing budget went away from its usual focus and was all put in to the Yachties. If you look out to sea on most days the "Offshore Economy" is thriving with large amounts of boats and sailing activities in the bay. Maybe i am a bit out of touch as i live away now but what is going to save the town from a bleak future? lifecoach
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??
Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ?? Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 9

1:10pm Tue 3 Jun 14

February1948 says...

If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's?
Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.
If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's? Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there. February1948
  • Score: -2

1:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

connie68 says...

**** really!..I was hoping for another mobile phone shop or maybe even a charity shop..:-(
**** really!..I was hoping for another mobile phone shop or maybe even a charity shop..:-( connie68
  • Score: 15

1:21pm Tue 3 Jun 14

JamesYoung says...

February1948 wrote:
If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's?
Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.
The problem is that until you clear out the drunk yobs that can be found even on a saturday afternoon lurching around that end of town, you'll struggle to get a better class of person to visit!
[quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's? Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.[/p][/quote]The problem is that until you clear out the drunk yobs that can be found even on a saturday afternoon lurching around that end of town, you'll struggle to get a better class of person to visit! JamesYoung
  • Score: 16

1:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

MrTomSmith says...

I think you lot must have stayed in the last two weekends, Weymouth has been packed for the Fayre in the Square and Wessex Folk Festival. All towns have missing shops, mobiles phone shops etc etc Connie68, but they don't get packed out like Weymouth does on these very busy weekends. More can be done yes, but for heavens sake stop moaning. Weymouth has Weymouth at War in two weeks time, another sell out. But unfortunately travel is much easier than it was 40/50 years ago and people have a hell of a lot more choice of where to go. But some of you lot need to drag yourself s out of the 1960's and 70's. Weymouth will never be like that again, ever. It was a different era. I think Weymouth is doing fantastic in very hard times, with a bit of luck with the weather we could still have a bumper summer. Turning the post office into a culinary delight just ain't going to happen, it would cost millions. Come on for gawds sake, get out of the dark ages and into 2014.
I think you lot must have stayed in the last two weekends, Weymouth has been packed for the Fayre in the Square and Wessex Folk Festival. All towns have missing shops, mobiles phone shops etc etc Connie68, but they don't get packed out like Weymouth does on these very busy weekends. More can be done yes, but for heavens sake stop moaning. Weymouth has Weymouth at War in two weeks time, another sell out. But unfortunately travel is much easier than it was 40/50 years ago and people have a hell of a lot more choice of where to go. But some of you lot need to drag yourself s out of the 1960's and 70's. Weymouth will never be like that again, ever. It was a different era. I think Weymouth is doing fantastic in very hard times, with a bit of luck with the weather we could still have a bumper summer. Turning the post office into a culinary delight just ain't going to happen, it would cost millions. Come on for gawds sake, get out of the dark ages and into 2014. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 24

1:39pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..
The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s.. Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: -9

5:29pm Tue 3 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Postman Pat Pizza Palace .
Postman Pat Pizza Palace . westbaywonder
  • Score: -1

6:28pm Tue 3 Jun 14

I'mavoter says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??
Or how about a nice central Tourist Information Centre ?
Weymouth is the only holiday resort that I know of that doesn't have one !
Even Dorchester has one !
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??[/p][/quote]Or how about a nice central Tourist Information Centre ? Weymouth is the only holiday resort that I know of that doesn't have one ! Even Dorchester has one ! I'mavoter
  • Score: 8

7:49pm Tue 3 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..
Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands.
Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..[/p][/quote]Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands. Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good. westbaywonder
  • Score: -6

8:02pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Rocket dog3 says...

For god sake not another restaurant that is not what this town needs, how about an estate agents oh Christ we've got to many of those aswell how about a clothes shop it will only be open till the end of the Summer who wants a poxy restaurant next door to tesco and Iceland and there's bloody a restaurant on the other side of tesco oh god this town gone to ****
For god sake not another restaurant that is not what this town needs, how about an estate agents oh Christ we've got to many of those aswell how about a clothes shop it will only be open till the end of the Summer who wants a poxy restaurant next door to tesco and Iceland and there's bloody a restaurant on the other side of tesco oh god this town gone to **** Rocket dog3
  • Score: -4

8:06pm Tue 3 Jun 14

babaswim says...

Another restaurant within a dark gloomy exterior - see how the one in Dorchester is doing NOT WELL. one establishment that would do well is a CASINO
Another restaurant within a dark gloomy exterior - see how the one in Dorchester is doing NOT WELL. one establishment that would do well is a CASINO babaswim
  • Score: 3

8:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ksmain says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
wowfood wrote:
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.
Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.[/p][/quote]You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.[/p][/quote]Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses. ksmain
  • Score: -7

8:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ksmain says...

lifecoach wrote:
Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted.

What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill!
The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm.

I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in!
Lets face it Weymouth has always been 2nd rate as far as shopping is concerned - so are most seaside resort towns. And I actually think Weymouth has retained it's identity compared to somewhere like Bournemouth. And as Weymouth already was a major sailing venue - the Olympics were only going to attract those who already come here, only to be put off by the overcharging of services in the town.

One of the problems for me is the attitude that is used to sell the resort - the 'lets earn a quick buck' attitude. Take the 'Park & Ride' for example - why is it £1.50 in the winter and £3 in the summer - it makes little difference in attracting people in whatever the season. Why not make it £2.25 all year round - then it perhaps gets round the feeling that you're only to be made a quick buck out of.
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted. What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill! The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm. I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in![/p][/quote]Lets face it Weymouth has always been 2nd rate as far as shopping is concerned - so are most seaside resort towns. And I actually think Weymouth has retained it's identity compared to somewhere like Bournemouth. And as Weymouth already was a major sailing venue - the Olympics were only going to attract those who already come here, only to be put off by the overcharging of services in the town. One of the problems for me is the attitude that is used to sell the resort - the 'lets earn a quick buck' attitude. Take the 'Park & Ride' for example - why is it £1.50 in the winter and £3 in the summer - it makes little difference in attracting people in whatever the season. Why not make it £2.25 all year round - then it perhaps gets round the feeling that you're only to be made a quick buck out of. ksmain
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Harpya Orkinus wrote:
The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..
Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands.
Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good.
Although the term *brummie* may be location-specific, in the 60s many of us used it as a contemptuous blanket-term for seething, ignorant masses, quite irrespective of their point of origin, who were attracted to our fair borough by the brash and unseemly solicitations of the money-grubbers, who had no concerns about them clogging all the facilities for we locals and raising our stress-levels. It is an open secret that to *normal* residents - ie people who did not gain pecuniary advantage from their presence here, they were roundly detested. Their attitude and ignorance was largely responsible for the negative feelings locals had towards them - and I have even heard an ACTUAL brummie who settled in Lyme Regis and bought a cafe say: *They spend 60p on a cup of coffee and think they've just bought the town*
Just as James Dean famously said that his purpose in life did not include a hankering to charm society, so my purpose in my HOME TOWN does not include a hankering to see it annually invaded by more and yet more incomers, of whatever color, creed or character they happen to be. Like so many thousands of other residents, who make not a red cent from *el turismo* I'd be at my happiest if my town was my own, and the minority who cash in on the town's natural charms would beat the tub about the place a little less energetically - the more so since so many Summer people end up settling here and creating demand for ever more housing which, as any fool (except a madman or an economist) OUGHT to be able to perceive, is unsustainable. *Unlimited growth is the ideology of the cancer cell !!*
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..[/p][/quote]Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands. Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good.[/p][/quote]Although the term *brummie* may be location-specific, in the 60s many of us used it as a contemptuous blanket-term for seething, ignorant masses, quite irrespective of their point of origin, who were attracted to our fair borough by the brash and unseemly solicitations of the money-grubbers, who had no concerns about them clogging all the facilities for we locals and raising our stress-levels. It is an open secret that to *normal* residents - ie people who did not gain pecuniary advantage from their presence here, they were roundly detested. Their attitude and ignorance was largely responsible for the negative feelings locals had towards them - and I have even heard an ACTUAL brummie who settled in Lyme Regis and bought a cafe say: *They spend 60p on a cup of coffee and think they've just bought the town* Just as James Dean famously said that his purpose in life did not include a hankering to charm society, so my purpose in my HOME TOWN does not include a hankering to see it annually invaded by more and yet more incomers, of whatever color, creed or character they happen to be. Like so many thousands of other residents, who make not a red cent from *el turismo* I'd be at my happiest if my town was my own, and the minority who cash in on the town's natural charms would beat the tub about the place a little less energetically - the more so since so many Summer people end up settling here and creating demand for ever more housing which, as any fool (except a madman or an economist) OUGHT to be able to perceive, is unsustainable. *Unlimited growth is the ideology of the cancer cell !!* Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: -12

12:43am Wed 4 Jun 14

weylin says...

If it is a fast food place Burger King is the best, I really hope so! It is a sight healthier than the others and better tasting.
A quality Italian restaurant would be wonderful too.
I am sick of all the high fat battered slop most places serve.
Yay I can't wait!
If it is a fast food place Burger King is the best, I really hope so! It is a sight healthier than the others and better tasting. A quality Italian restaurant would be wonderful too. I am sick of all the high fat battered slop most places serve. Yay I can't wait! weylin
  • Score: -1

3:48am Wed 4 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
Harpya Orkinus wrote:
The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..
Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands.
Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good.
Although the term *brummie* may be location-specific, in the 60s many of us used it as a contemptuous blanket-term for seething, ignorant masses, quite irrespective of their point of origin, who were attracted to our fair borough by the brash and unseemly solicitations of the money-grubbers, who had no concerns about them clogging all the facilities for we locals and raising our stress-levels. It is an open secret that to *normal* residents - ie people who did not gain pecuniary advantage from their presence here, they were roundly detested. Their attitude and ignorance was largely responsible for the negative feelings locals had towards them - and I have even heard an ACTUAL brummie who settled in Lyme Regis and bought a cafe say: *They spend 60p on a cup of coffee and think they've just bought the town*
Just as James Dean famously said that his purpose in life did not include a hankering to charm society, so my purpose in my HOME TOWN does not include a hankering to see it annually invaded by more and yet more incomers, of whatever color, creed or character they happen to be. Like so many thousands of other residents, who make not a red cent from *el turismo* I'd be at my happiest if my town was my own, and the minority who cash in on the town's natural charms would beat the tub about the place a little less energetically - the more so since so many Summer people end up settling here and creating demand for ever more housing which, as any fool (except a madman or an economist) OUGHT to be able to perceive, is unsustainable. *Unlimited growth is the ideology of the cancer cell !!*
Gated community for this citizen i suggest.
Absolute nutter, "Welcome to Weymouth"
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..[/p][/quote]Nice, Already copied and pasted and uploaded on various sites throughout the Midlands. Harpya Orkinus upsetting Midlanders and doing the image of Weymouth a power of good.[/p][/quote]Although the term *brummie* may be location-specific, in the 60s many of us used it as a contemptuous blanket-term for seething, ignorant masses, quite irrespective of their point of origin, who were attracted to our fair borough by the brash and unseemly solicitations of the money-grubbers, who had no concerns about them clogging all the facilities for we locals and raising our stress-levels. It is an open secret that to *normal* residents - ie people who did not gain pecuniary advantage from their presence here, they were roundly detested. Their attitude and ignorance was largely responsible for the negative feelings locals had towards them - and I have even heard an ACTUAL brummie who settled in Lyme Regis and bought a cafe say: *They spend 60p on a cup of coffee and think they've just bought the town* Just as James Dean famously said that his purpose in life did not include a hankering to charm society, so my purpose in my HOME TOWN does not include a hankering to see it annually invaded by more and yet more incomers, of whatever color, creed or character they happen to be. Like so many thousands of other residents, who make not a red cent from *el turismo* I'd be at my happiest if my town was my own, and the minority who cash in on the town's natural charms would beat the tub about the place a little less energetically - the more so since so many Summer people end up settling here and creating demand for ever more housing which, as any fool (except a madman or an economist) OUGHT to be able to perceive, is unsustainable. *Unlimited growth is the ideology of the cancer cell !!*[/p][/quote]Gated community for this citizen i suggest. Absolute nutter, "Welcome to Weymouth" westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

9:28am Wed 4 Jun 14

arlbergbahn says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
lifecoach wrote:
Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted.

What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill!
The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm.

I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in!
Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk.

We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!!

A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics!
I love attitudes like this. Did you see it last weekend, or the weekend before? There's really no shortage of visitors. The question about shops and the High Street, as the media always calls it, is a completely different issue. People wouldn't come from Bristol to shop, would they. Certainly ways in which people shop are changing, and yes, like it or not, things like dining and entertainment are going to be the thing for High Streets in the future.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: Weymouth doesnt need to worry itself over the bigger issues right now i dont think. I would be surprised if any chain or national group would go in here and i am totally with the above about the Bramwell Group being a Non Weymouth issue that cant be sorted. What i would liek to see in the papers is how the town intends to re engage itself with its historic customer base that were wiped out between 2007 and 2012 in the run up to the Olympics. The days growing up in Weymouth where the only free spot on the beach for a local was Greenhill! The trains arriving from Bristol on the hour unloading massive amounts of day trippers with towel under arm. I love my town of birth but i want it to become the bucket and spade town it used to be before the identity is totally lost and the current generation have to live in a boring town full of empty high street units and second rate shops and retsaurants. At the moment however the paper want to report it people are looking to get out, not in![/p][/quote]Its not all to do with the Olympics it is the recession, people don't have the money to go away on as many holidays even day trips as they used to. Also the weather, it has been pretty hopeless past 2 or 3 years and so booking a UK holiday is quite a risk. We have not had one really good beach day yet and we are only 18 days from Mid Summer!! A train from Bristol to Weymouth takes 2 hours 43 mins and cost £17.50 Thats quite a long time on the train 5 and half hours. Plus getting too and from the Station its a Six Hour trip. Is it worth it? Well it might be a really nice day, but we have not had one yet. Thats nothing to do with the Olympics![/p][/quote]I love attitudes like this. Did you see it last weekend, or the weekend before? There's really no shortage of visitors. The question about shops and the High Street, as the media always calls it, is a completely different issue. People wouldn't come from Bristol to shop, would they. Certainly ways in which people shop are changing, and yes, like it or not, things like dining and entertainment are going to be the thing for High Streets in the future. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 5

10:40am Wed 4 Jun 14

wowfood says...

ksmain wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
wowfood wrote:
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.
Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses.
This. I've been to many restaurants in weymouth. You know what I've found? They're rubbish. There are several I wouldn't touch with a pole due to repeat food poisoning, nor recommend to my enemies. Yes there are a couple good places in town, but getting into them without a booking (or even getting a booking on some days) is incredibly difficult.

I also don't consider pubs / kebab houses to be restaurants. I'm talking real food here, not pub nosh or a takeaway.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.[/p][/quote]You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.[/p][/quote]Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses.[/p][/quote]This. I've been to many restaurants in weymouth. You know what I've found? They're rubbish. There are several I wouldn't touch with a pole due to repeat food poisoning, nor recommend to my enemies. Yes there are a couple good places in town, but getting into them without a booking (or even getting a booking on some days) is incredibly difficult. I also don't consider pubs / kebab houses to be restaurants. I'm talking real food here, not pub nosh or a takeaway. wowfood
  • Score: -7

10:59am Wed 4 Jun 14

Dorset Boy says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??
Or a TIC
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??[/p][/quote]Or a TIC Dorset Boy
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Portlandgary says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..
Oh here we go with the insults of certain people, wait for the usual quote of apes, retards etc etc, rude, predictable and pointless comments.
I shall wait for the reply to put me down with baited breath!
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: The 1960s - aa-a-ahhh - what a delightful little place Weymouth was THEN - too bad all the money-grubbers were so hell-bent on making such a down-market dump of it !! When I last visited Malta, in 1983, it struck me that the George Cross island seemed to attract exactly the same kind of brummies as we have seen in Weymouth since about the end of the 1970s..[/p][/quote]Oh here we go with the insults of certain people, wait for the usual quote of apes, retards etc etc, rude, predictable and pointless comments. I shall wait for the reply to put me down with baited breath! Portlandgary
  • Score: 7

5:27pm Wed 4 Jun 14

melcombe boy says...

I'm annoyed because of this building's listed status the great space can't be opened up with big windows to entice a quality retailer.
However if the rumours are correct that Burger King are interested then yipee. We all love a whopper!
I'm annoyed because of this building's listed status the great space can't be opened up with big windows to entice a quality retailer. However if the rumours are correct that Burger King are interested then yipee. We all love a whopper! melcombe boy
  • Score: 3

6:13pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
wowfood wrote:
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.
It would be great to think it was going to be an AllBarOne even, but you know its going to be a poxy fast food restaurant.
Air. Fat. Salt. Corn syrup sugar. Killing the ignorant slowly. Costing us a fortune on the NHS.
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.[/p][/quote]You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.[/p][/quote]It would be great to think it was going to be an AllBarOne even, but you know its going to be a poxy fast food restaurant. Air. Fat. Salt. Corn syrup sugar. Killing the ignorant slowly. Costing us a fortune on the NHS. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

wowfood wrote:
ksmain wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
wowfood wrote:
I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian)

Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.
You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.
Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses.
This. I've been to many restaurants in weymouth. You know what I've found? They're rubbish. There are several I wouldn't touch with a pole due to repeat food poisoning, nor recommend to my enemies. Yes there are a couple good places in town, but getting into them without a booking (or even getting a booking on some days) is incredibly difficult.

I also don't consider pubs / kebab houses to be restaurants. I'm talking real food here, not pub nosh or a takeaway.
There are more than a couple of decent Restaurants in the area. Slamming them as all bad is totally wrong. Sure, some have their faults.
Quite a few Michelin stared restaurants that have suffered from food poisoning bouts so lets not pretend its got anything to do with quality. Particularly risky food like Oyster.
I don't know of anywhere that you can walk in on a weekend and sit down ( even chain eateries ), so Im not sure what your beef is with booking? Its the same everywhere.
Even the Ding Ding restaurants like Prezzos are not half bad really.
[quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wowfood[/bold] wrote: I can get behind this plan. It'd be nice to have a new restaurant. It gets kind've boring having to go to dorchester to get anything that isn't italian or indian. (place your bets the restaurant is italian or indian) Still wondering what they're going to do with the old rectory (or whatever it was called when it was closed... the clipper?) It'd be nice if they turned around a few of the closed buildings in town.[/p][/quote]You need to look around more there are STACKS of great restaurants in Weymouth, but think you might find this one is going to be a Burger King.[/p][/quote]Actually I struggle to find decent places to eat in Weymouth - a number of them flatter to deceive. Let's hope it is a decent food outlet and not just another fast food joint for the masses.[/p][/quote]This. I've been to many restaurants in weymouth. You know what I've found? They're rubbish. There are several I wouldn't touch with a pole due to repeat food poisoning, nor recommend to my enemies. Yes there are a couple good places in town, but getting into them without a booking (or even getting a booking on some days) is incredibly difficult. I also don't consider pubs / kebab houses to be restaurants. I'm talking real food here, not pub nosh or a takeaway.[/p][/quote]There are more than a couple of decent Restaurants in the area. Slamming them as all bad is totally wrong. Sure, some have their faults. Quite a few Michelin stared restaurants that have suffered from food poisoning bouts so lets not pretend its got anything to do with quality. Particularly risky food like Oyster. I don't know of anywhere that you can walk in on a weekend and sit down ( even chain eateries ), so Im not sure what your beef is with booking? Its the same everywhere. Even the Ding Ding restaurants like Prezzos are not half bad really. Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 2

4:53pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Wykewize says...

I'mavoter wrote:
Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??
Or how about a nice central Tourist Information Centre ?
Weymouth is the only holiday resort that I know of that doesn't have one !
Even Dorchester has one !
The heights hotel on Portland are opening a tourist information center soon. When will Weymouth get theirs back? We DO need one, maybe imavoter has a really good idea!
[quote][p][bold]I'mavoter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Nice building - but not ANOTHER eatery, PLEASE !! As one of a few attractive buildings in the town, maybe it should serve a USEFUL purpose, and be somewhere that almost EVERYONE would use - how about a Post Office ??[/p][/quote]Or how about a nice central Tourist Information Centre ? Weymouth is the only holiday resort that I know of that doesn't have one ! Even Dorchester has one ![/p][/quote]The heights hotel on Portland are opening a tourist information center soon. When will Weymouth get theirs back? We DO need one, maybe imavoter has a really good idea! Wykewize
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Sun 8 Jun 14

diane2010 says...

February1948 wrote:
If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's?
Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.
WHO,?has the wright to define a better class of person???.do w/council sit and decide?everybody brings their own strenths to the area.i am in weymouth 50/% of the year,i was there for the olympics,the town center was dissmal.,boring, nothing going on,back here now, lots of shops closed,nothing changed,even the hot dog man gone,just think its such a lovley place to be,its a shame, its going down hill .
[quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's? Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.[/p][/quote]WHO,?has the wright to define a better class of person???.do w/council sit and decide?everybody brings their own strenths to the area.i am in weymouth 50/% of the year,i was there for the olympics,the town center was dissmal.,boring, nothing going on,back here now, lots of shops closed,nothing changed,even the hot dog man gone,just think its such a lovley place to be,its a shame, its going down hill . diane2010
  • Score: 2

6:16am Mon 9 Jun 14

mark@greenhill says...

Sorry, but "Burger King" or any other fast food chain, and the word "restaurant" should never be used in the same sentence !
Sorry, but "Burger King" or any other fast food chain, and the word "restaurant" should never be used in the same sentence ! mark@greenhill
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Mon 9 Jun 14

February1948 says...

diane2010 wrote:
February1948 wrote: If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's? Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.
WHO,?has the wright to define a better class of person???.do w/council sit and decide?everybody brings their own strenths to the area.i am in weymouth 50/% of the year,i was there for the olympics,the town center was dissmal.,boring, nothing going on,back here now, lots of shops closed,nothing changed,even the hot dog man gone,just think its such a lovley place to be,its a shame, its going down hill .
No-one has the right to decide what makes a better class of person. I was merely referring to an article in the Echo some time ago which said that the town was trying to brush off its bucket and spade image and attract - dare I say it - a more middle-class holidaymaker. That's all!
[quote][p][bold]diane2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]February1948[/bold] wrote: If I understand it correctly, Weymouth is trying to attract a "better class" of person, so what it needs on that corner is a Pret-a-Manger or something similar if it's a take-away, certainly not a Burger King! Or perhaps a Carluccio's? Anyway, it's all academic - none of us will have a say in what goes there.[/p][/quote]WHO,?has the wright to define a better class of person???.do w/council sit and decide?everybody brings their own strenths to the area.i am in weymouth 50/% of the year,i was there for the olympics,the town center was dissmal.,boring, nothing going on,back here now, lots of shops closed,nothing changed,even the hot dog man gone,just think its such a lovley place to be,its a shame, its going down hill .[/p][/quote]No-one has the right to decide what makes a better class of person. I was merely referring to an article in the Echo some time ago which said that the town was trying to brush off its bucket and spade image and attract - dare I say it - a more middle-class holidaymaker. That's all! February1948
  • Score: 0

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