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Tescos expansion

On 19 Jun 2009 at 10:57am Spongebob wrote:
I see it's been recommended that the planning comittee agree to the Tescos expansion.
This will be a victory for common sense and for the people of Lewes who want a better choice without having to drive out of town.
For those of you who don't like it, you don't have to shop there do you
On 19 Jun 2009 at 11:16am Ed Can Do wrote:
That's as good as approved then as we all know how likely the planning commitee are to actually think for themselves on these matters.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 12:10pm bonfirek wrote:
Fingers crossed Tescos' gets approved, might shut those bloody DFL's up, or annoy them, which i suppose is even better. Next stop convert Bills into a Primark, something useful at last!
On 19 Jun 2009 at 1:57pm dfl wrote:
On 19 Jun 2009 at 2:16pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
Brilliant Spongebob, drinks are on you tonight? Shall we meet at the riverside bench next to Tesco? Looking forward to cheap boozing and setting off Chinese Lanterns. Does the expansion also include an upgrade of snappy customer service and crap low quality food at inflated prices?
On 19 Jun 2009 at 2:29pm Decent Ctizen wrote:
DFL. Am I right to think you came to Lewes because it is unique and free of all the horrible chain shops(Macdonalds,Burger King,large Tescoes)waiting to kill off the remaining town shops? I was born here and love it.Yes it is short on cheaper outlets,but,just under £4.oo and twelve minutes on the train to Brighton gets those that want what we do not have here. Must be cheaper than petrol,parking etc. Why do people want to spoil that which is beautiful? :|
On 19 Jun 2009 at 3:25pm Gretchen wrote:
Decent Citizen - It's a form of distorted class warfare. The people who couldn't care less about what their town is like think they are getting at 'the bosses' (DFLs) in some way. While in reality they are bending over backwards to help the real bosses - the multiples.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 4:08pm Spongebob wrote:
Decent have proved my point entirely, "YOU HAVE TO GO TO OTHER TOWNS TO BUY CHEAPER STUFF" which means whilst you're in Brighton, E'bourne etc, you buy other stuff and eventually think "sod this for a laugh, im going to Brighton every time now, therefore taking trade out of Lewes.
People have got to realise we're in 2009 now not 1970 when we used to pop into Liptons twice a week, visit the butchers and greengrocers, meet half the town and walk there and back. The age of the quaint old high street has gone and long may the supermarkets live.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 4:27pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
So Spongebob, yes you're taking trade out of Lewes and we all do it all the time when we order something of the net but where do you think does the money stay WHERE EXACTLY when you shop at Tesco's in Lewes? At least when I shop at Waitrose I get a token which I can give towards keeping kids off the local streets. What's the opinion of people living in Isfield on that matter? They must be really torn whether to leave their money at Tesco's in Lewes or Tesco's in Uckfield and have no choice to leave it locally. I think they should build a Tesco there. Perhaps we can convert the independent garage on the A26 into a Tesco Express? Where's Squarepants.. usually he should have joined in by now.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 4:33pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I have not proved your point at all READ IT AGAIN. Cheaper outlets MACDONALDS,BURGER KING, KFC, food I would not feed my dog. I am merely saying as I have said before, that if Lewes does not have what you require go elsewhere, but leave Lewes alone for those who choose to enjoy it as it is.There is a moron element in Lewes that would see it turned into any old town with all it"s associated problems. This is a fine old town steeped in history,and you and people like you,just do not seem to grasp that!
On 19 Jun 2009 at 4:53pm Mystic Mog wrote:
OK Spongy, lets flatten Lewes and turn it into Crawley. That is obviously what you want to satisfy your inverted snobbery.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:08pm Spongebob wrote:
Well if this fine old town is so steeped in history and all the little quaint (read expensive) shops are going to thrive, having the Tesco extension should not bother the high street. So all the sandal wearing vegetarian lewesites can carry on shopping for their mung beans and balls of expensive string, and all the inverted snobs who want to eat tasteless food that you wouldn't feed to your dog, can shop in the lovely new tescos.
No one is forcing you to go to Tescos, no one is forcing you to eat their crap food or use their crap petrol or drink their cheap crap beer etc etc, but it's ALL ABOUT CHOICE and i for one, choose to use their shop and quite frankly, i really don't give a flying **** who the money goes to as long as i get my shopping. You just do not seem to grasp that !!!
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:16pm Decent Citizen wrote:
It is one thing to be thought a moron Spongebob.It is quite another for you to prove it! Well done.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:25pm Spongebob wrote:
It's my opinion which im completely entitled to. If i get called a moron for expressing my opinion, and then defending it, then i'm a moron and i really don't give a toss about it.
Not really had any constructive reasons why tescos shouldn't expand apart from the fact that people don't like the food and because Lewes is steeped in History.
Well ????????
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:31pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Did this sometime ago Spongebob.It did not reach your grey matter then,I have no reason to believe it would now. I rest my case. I shall just watch with interest.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:49pm Spongebob wrote:
I do believe that is because for every arguement against the Tesco expansion you had, i had a valid reason for it.
maybe you should enlighten us again with your pearls of wisdom.
Just remember, it's all about CHOICE.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:53pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I have to say I remain unconvinced that a larger Tesco will lead to the death of the rest of the shops in town. As I understand it, the extra space is so they can sell clothes and have a bigger section for cds and stuff like that, right? Well, neither of those things are treading on anyone's toes in town particularly. I imagine Octave won't be too happy with Tesco selling cds but their range is likely to be entirely modern pop stuff and other commerical things whereas Octave tends to be where I'd go for more obscure things (Actually, I nearly always buy cds on the internet these days, it's far cheaper and easier). There are a few clothes shops in town but they're largely higher end stuff whereas Tesco clothes will be of the cheap and cheerful variety, competing only with other chain stores in town like New Look rather than Lounge or Bone.

On the plus side, the expansion plans include additional free parking spaces, something people are always complaining there aren't enough of in town. A bigger Tesco means more people from outside of Lewes will come into town to use it rather than going to Asda in Brighton for example and some of those people might decide to make the short walk into town and spend some money in the shops there.

The majority of people who buy their meat at Richard's or their fish in the Riverside will continue to do so, knowing already that those shops are actually cheaper than Tesco and you're getting a better quality product. A bigger Tesco won't change that at all. The truth is, what independant stores there are left in town aren't selling the kind of things that Tesco are selling or to the same sort of people and whilst I have issues with the ever increasing impact of Tesco on the world around them from a aesthetic point of view, I'm not of the opinion that the expansion will be the death knell for town centre commerce many are forecasting.

You never know, with all the chavs being able to get everything they need under one roof, the town centre might even become a nicer place (Hi Chav!).
On 19 Jun 2009 at 5:58pm Spongebob wrote:
I'll tell you what, i'll do it for you decent citizen
Q It'll have an impact on the high street
A The recession and the parking scheme will kill the high street long before Tescos does
Q it sells crap, tasteless food
A Don't shop there
Q It'll be an eyesore
A there's already 3 run down warehouses there anyway
Q They'll be building on a floodplain
A see answer above

Please add to above and i'll answer them (although i do have to go out tonight)
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:01pm Spongebob wrote:
Thank you Ed can do, as mentioned, it's nice to have the choice. people who don't like it don't have to go there or look at it even.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:29pm Rozzer wrote:
But Tesco are notorious at avoiding taxes. It's bad enough the MPs doing it.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:31pm N Parker wrote:
Three cheers for Spongebob! It's all about choice. Don't go there if you don't like it and I really can't see much impact on the High Street especially the small shops.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:49pm Spongebob wrote:
Do you shop at Tesco Rozzer ?
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:52pm roly mo wrote:
Spongebob for Mayor!!!!
On 19 Jun 2009 at 7:22pm Spongebob wrote:
Thank you Roly. The cheque's in the post
On 19 Jun 2009 at 8:24pm Spongebob wrote:
Isn't it quiet around here when you ask people to justify their arguements
On 19 Jun 2009 at 10:02pm Long time lewes resident wrote:
Tesco want to pull down 3 industrial Building stating there is not the need for them,and the council officer appears to agree with them with a nice £230 thousand pay out, but the same council have recommended the planning committee Approve the application to build 7 new industrial buildings on the flood plain behide tesco's,stating there is a need for new industrial buildings, on land that flooded 4mtres in 2000. Both applications going to committee on Wednesday 24th June 5pm at County Hall.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 10:42pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I shall be there.
On 20 Jun 2009 at 9:07am Spongebob wrote:
So how much of a "decent citizen" are you when you want to abolish the choice to shop in a new Tescos. Maybe "nazi citizen" would be a better tag.
On 20 Jun 2009 at 5:25pm knowledgeispower wrote:
spongebob - you are a so boring and so very stupid. yawn!!
On 21 Jun 2009 at 5:58am Spongebob wrote:
Is it the school holidays already ? Would you like to justify these claims ? Do you know me then ? How about a constructive reply ?
It's amaizing how many people come on here giving it the big one and then completely vanish when asked to justify their comments.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 7:42am Ken wrote:
Keep digging Spongebob.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 9:37am Spongebob wrote:
What am i supposed to be digging for Ken ? It's ok for people to come on here and fire all sort of insults but none of the "antis" have given any justifiable reason why Tescos shouldn't expand.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 10:52am Geoff wrote:
Someone could come on here and explain to Spongebob that the Tesco's expansion couldn't go ahead because a meteor had destroyed the entire area, but he/she still doesn't listen. Spongebob doesn't understand planning law, as previously demonstrated, and doesn't understand competiition legislation, so it is hard to explain to him/her the actual issues for and against this major change that quite rightly concerns a lot of people. He/she is a self professed wind-up merchant, who is obsessed with being able to buy cheap pants somewere convenient to him/her. Its great that spongebob can defend his/her bizarre obsession with supermarket fashion, but don't bother arguing with him/her because a closed ill-informed and already decided mind is not worth the effort.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 11:08am knowledgeispower wrote:
Spongebob, you demonstrate your stupidity with the words you write. You bore me with your blind obsession with Tesco. I don't doubt you are a lovely man but just not a bright one. That's all.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 12:30pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm boycotting Tescos now, as opposed to occasionally shopping there reluctantly.
Reading that this company that receives a huge proportion of the money spent in UK retailing, screws farmers to the floor on prices and makes mega-millions in profits was too tight to give a penny to the carnival was the last straw for me. Well done Waitrose for stumping up £4k, and giving something back to the town.
They really are a loathsome firm, and I hope that when Spongebob buys his/her cheap pants there they give him a rash!
On 21 Jun 2009 at 1:12pm Spongebob wrote:
Well done AC-T, it's all about choice isn't it and now, you are chosing not to shop there. I like it !!!
However, if you think that Tescos are the only supermarket that don't sell knobly potatoes, bent cucumbers ot straight bananas, then you're seriously mistaken. All the major chains only pick the best products and screw the farmers on prices, if they didn't, they wouldn't be able to compete.
I just wonder how many local business's in the high street refuse to give to local events too
On 21 Jun 2009 at 2:39pm Nobbly potatoes wrote:
sounds like spongebob is already wearing those pants, and that they are too tight.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 3:46pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
If Spongebob is a chap, I suspect he doesn't need a lot of room in his pants!
On 21 Jun 2009 at 4:32pm Bent cucumber wrote:
apart from when he gets a frisson of excitement in a Tesco's. Ooh, yeah, mama!
On 21 Jun 2009 at 4:40pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I expect the only interesting thing in his pants IS the label,Tescos or otherwise.
On 21 Jun 2009 at 4:43pm Spongebob wrote:
Aww you lot are soooo unkind. How do you know that im not a "spongebobette" ?
On 21 Jun 2009 at 4:50pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Man OR woman your brains would appear to be in the wrong place!
On 21 Jun 2009 at 5:03pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
And even if your brains are in your pants, you're still Spongebob Smallpants!

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