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New Tescos In Consett
« on: Aug 10, 2012, 13:03 »
The new Tescos Supermarket build has started on The Old Steel Works site in Consett. I hope it doesnt impact to much on the smaller shops. I prefer the fruit and veg shops, bakerys etc for the personal touch.

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2012, 13:13 »
its up to the people of Consett to decide that auntie. I always (well mostly) buy from fruit and veg shops because i dont want fruit to ripen at home, i want to eat it now!

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2012, 14:56 »
Yes love, i agree, each to their own. I believe there will be clothes and hardware to buy too? ( not sure) :?:

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #3 on: Aug 10, 2012, 23:11 »
I can only compare this with Newton Aycliffe

I feel it ruined the town and made the shopping centre a ghost parade

I cannot believe aldi is trying to compete with a new store near by

Suspect morrisons have had to invest in Consett to keep there customers going to Tesco

Price wars don't help Independant traders
That specialist tv shop is going to feel it   Leonard's fell thanks to Tesco

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2012, 08:50 »
Morrisons new superstore will open around November according to a person I know that works there. Should reckon that Tesco will open early next year depending on how bad the winter is. And winters can be rough in Consett. The town centre shops are suffering now mainly due to having nowhere to park, I believe these two giants will practically wipe them out. Shame about the local traders who have served the Consett people for generations.
But in a town where the powers that be have spent the last 3 years argueing as to where a new school should be built, without a second thought to the children whos education is now suffering, what chance have we got ??
P.S. the 2 new superstores are only 2 hundred yards apart.

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2012, 08:58 »
similar to Bishop, yds apart. Down to the good people of Consett though as to where they choose to shop

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #6 on: Aug 17, 2012, 22:11 »
Sadly all under one roof   one stop shop is the way we have been forced ? blinkered into the modern day shopping experience and when time is precious

Why buy a branded make when you can buy a cheaper alternative supermarket brand electrical item
or nowadays  whatever

the days of independents are now specialists as how they keep trading in this cut throat society

Modern age modern way      who or whats to blame ?

Can we blame the refridgerator ?    as we needed to buy fresh goods daily 


Isn't the new Consett school under construction ?   I heard Carillion was appointed new contracter builder ?



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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #7 on: Aug 18, 2012, 13:25 »
The new school in Stanley is well on the way. Consett after 3 years of argueing have yet to decide where its going. :roll:

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 2012, 16:16 »
I thought  Stanley school was   North Durham Academy  ?

I thought Consett was another site ...  but suppose if your talking to a Teessider Stanley is Consett  :doh:

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #9 on: Aug 18, 2012, 20:06 »
Sorry Clansman, not explaining myself very well. There was a decision made to build two new academies, one at Stanley , and one at Consett. Although I haven't been past it I've been told the one at Stanley is well on the way to completion.
Unfortunately due to two different groups of power mad politicians, unable to decide where the best place is to build the one in Consett there has yet to be a spade used. Caused a lot of bad feeling in the town and after years of name calling and point scoring between them its still stalemate.
Its cost a lot of money so far and there is no end in sight, but hey when did politicians ever worry about things like that.

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #10 on: Aug 22, 2012, 19:19 »
Tell you what are nice 

Those new Story Homes at Shotley Bridge near the hospital

Probably the best quailty new build houses I have ever seen  but at a price too

Cannot believe after the demise of the steel works and all the doom and gloom that came after for so many years and now   BOOM

Lets spend some money and invest in Consett and surrounding areas


500 homes to be built and only 1 sold     times are still tough

its Ok putting pen to paper but its the 25 -30 years of debt   LARGE Debt to pay for somehow

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Re: New Tescos In Consett
« Reply #11 on: Sep 03, 2012, 07:20 »
Them new houses out the back of me on genesis way ive done a couple of TV aerials in them.
they are OK but a bit over priced plenty people moving into them.
very handy for the new Tesco which will be only yards away from their front door


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