Kidderminster's WH Smith book shop to close

Closing down: The WH Smith book shop in Kidderminster.

Closing down: The WH Smith book shop in Kidderminster.

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KIDDERMINSTER town centre will be hit by yet another store closure after it was revealed that a book shop will be shutting its doors next month.

The WH Smith store in High Street will be closing at the beginning of February as the lease is due to come to an end. It is not yet known if there will be any job losses.

The other WH Smith store in Vicar Street , which will include the town centre post office from Tuesday, February 3, will continue to trade, however.

A spokeswoman said it was not yet known if the books would be transferred to the Vicar Street store, adding bosses would be reviewing the range of stock it offered.

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8:03am Thu 23 Jan 14

kunuty says...

More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport. kunuty
  • Score: -18

9:31am Thu 23 Jan 14

MRSDEAKIN says...

why dont they take over one of the bigger stores? they dont have the room in that tiny shop for everything and the post office
why dont they take over one of the bigger stores? they dont have the room in that tiny shop for everything and the post office MRSDEAKIN
  • Score: 11

12:39pm Thu 23 Jan 14

the batshake says...

Wow more up to date reporting from the shuttle. Heres a quick heads up for the dynamic reporting team, rymans in the roland hill center is closing down too. Can I get a job as a shuttle reporter now?
Wow more up to date reporting from the shuttle. Heres a quick heads up for the dynamic reporting team, rymans in the roland hill center is closing down too. Can I get a job as a shuttle reporter now? the batshake
  • Score: 4

4:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

jon cooper says...

I seem to recall in September 2013 that certain local representitives were very proud of the fact that government funding (The High Street Innovation Fund), was put into good use in Wyre Forest, and in fact aided up to 10 new shops opening up in the district. Add to this that numerous shops benefitted from business rate relief in order to keep their doors open came as much welcome news to everyone. But was this grand announcement made to bury bad news ? Were the claims made four months ago, covering up the fact that two major stores were vacating Worcester Street in the then near future, and that up to eight longstanding businessess were to be removed from Kidderminster town centre to make way for the Bull Ring development ?

With the mass exodus of major stores from the traditional shopping arcades of Kidderminster, It seems pretty clear that the High Street through to Worcester Street will soon be virtual ghost-towns, with nothing on offer to attract any potential new business into that corner of the town centre. But what of the future of the longstanding independent shops and resturants that currently sit in the Bull Ring: is the grand plan to relocate these businessess into the deserted Worcester Street ? If this is the case, then it's hardly an exciting alternative for the people affected surely ?

It might make sense to many people, but I simply cannot understand why it seems feasable to invest millions on a town centre location that is already successful (the Bull Ring); whilst the area that really needs injection lies pretty much forgotten, with stores leaving in their droves, as is the case in Worcester Street !
I seem to recall in September 2013 that certain local representitives were very proud of the fact that government funding (The High Street Innovation Fund), was put into good use in Wyre Forest, and in fact aided up to 10 new shops opening up in the district. Add to this that numerous shops benefitted from business rate relief in order to keep their doors open came as much welcome news to everyone. But was this grand announcement made to bury bad news ? Were the claims made four months ago, covering up the fact that two major stores were vacating Worcester Street in the then near future, and that up to eight longstanding businessess were to be removed from Kidderminster town centre to make way for the Bull Ring development ? With the mass exodus of major stores from the traditional shopping arcades of Kidderminster, It seems pretty clear that the High Street through to Worcester Street will soon be virtual ghost-towns, with nothing on offer to attract any potential new business into that corner of the town centre. But what of the future of the longstanding independent shops and resturants that currently sit in the Bull Ring: is the grand plan to relocate these businessess into the deserted Worcester Street ? If this is the case, then it's hardly an exciting alternative for the people affected surely ? It might make sense to many people, but I simply cannot understand why it seems feasable to invest millions on a town centre location that is already successful (the Bull Ring); whilst the area that really needs injection lies pretty much forgotten, with stores leaving in their droves, as is the case in Worcester Street ! jon cooper
  • Score: 8

5:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

runningbear says...

Shove up I say. The shops we do have are all spaced out. Wilkinsons, Matalan Peacocks to name a few. Lets fill the empty shops in the centre. The town is on its last legs and it's sad to see.
Shove up I say. The shops we do have are all spaced out. Wilkinsons, Matalan Peacocks to name a few. Lets fill the empty shops in the centre. The town is on its last legs and it's sad to see. runningbear
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Thu 23 Jan 14

scruffsmom says...

Is it the greedy landlords of all the empty shops or the fact that the town is now split into too many parts? Some of the shops could not negotiate new rent agreements with the property owners who have lost out in rent because shops have been empty for so long. How many more can be squeezed into Weavers Wharf? Perhaps we should have the town centre bulldozed and replace it with a mini "Merry Hill"
Is it the greedy landlords of all the empty shops or the fact that the town is now split into too many parts? Some of the shops could not negotiate new rent agreements with the property owners who have lost out in rent because shops have been empty for so long. How many more can be squeezed into Weavers Wharf? Perhaps we should have the town centre bulldozed and replace it with a mini "Merry Hill" scruffsmom
  • Score: 7

10:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

wasent the post office going in there lol not anymore then
wasent the post office going in there lol not anymore then gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Thu 23 Jan 14

walkerno5 says...

@gypsyman, the post office is going in the other WhSmith, it's just the separate bookshop that is closing (for now!).
@gypsyman, the post office is going in the other WhSmith, it's just the separate bookshop that is closing (for now!). walkerno5
  • Score: 3

9:37am Fri 24 Jan 14

sonofbaldwin says...

Sad to see another shop closing but in the case of book shops its hardly surprising. Many people now download books direct to Kindles and the like and have a choice of thousands of titles all at the press of a button.

Book retailers are going the same way as music shops I fear.
Sad to see another shop closing but in the case of book shops its hardly surprising. Many people now download books direct to Kindles and the like and have a choice of thousands of titles all at the press of a button. Book retailers are going the same way as music shops I fear. sonofbaldwin
  • Score: 6

11:00am Fri 24 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
[quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life gypsyman1
  • Score: -9

12:49pm Fri 24 Jan 14

the batshake says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
Hardly a surprise, there is little special dispensation afforded to travellers in kidderminster.
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life[/p][/quote]Hardly a surprise, there is little special dispensation afforded to travellers in kidderminster. the batshake
  • Score: 5

2:46pm Fri 24 Jan 14

norman73 says...

having been in kidderminster post office in crown house i have no idea how wh smith is going to be big enough . The post office is busy place.
having been in kidderminster post office in crown house i have no idea how wh smith is going to be big enough . The post office is busy place. norman73
  • Score: 3

4:44pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Barefoot and different says...

So much for a year of prosperity and hope! our council leader seems to think that a new town sqaure will solve all our problems!
No worries then.
So much for a year of prosperity and hope! our council leader seems to think that a new town sqaure will solve all our problems! No worries then. Barefoot and different
  • Score: 4

10:49pm Fri 24 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life[/p][/quote]all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

11:33am Sat 25 Jan 14

the batshake says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol
I find it difficult to believe that you are ever 'wright', maybe all the thumbs down are because people just find your views to be those of a self righteous arse who thinks he's a lot cleverer than he is.
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life[/p][/quote]all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol[/p][/quote]I find it difficult to believe that you are ever 'wright', maybe all the thumbs down are because people just find your views to be those of a self righteous arse who thinks he's a lot cleverer than he is. the batshake
  • Score: 8

11:29pm Sat 25 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol
I find it difficult to believe that you are ever 'wright', maybe all the thumbs down are because people just find your views to be those of a self righteous arse who thinks he's a lot cleverer than he is.
batshake you realy are an ****, funny thing is you are an **** in real life, and not just on hear, i may not be the brightest person ever and i dont pretend to be, you just always have to coment on evrything as u think you are cleverrer than every one elce oh and well done for atempting to show me upo with my spelling i have dixlexia well done,
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life[/p][/quote]all the thumbs down just cause im wright lol[/p][/quote]I find it difficult to believe that you are ever 'wright', maybe all the thumbs down are because people just find your views to be those of a self righteous arse who thinks he's a lot cleverer than he is.[/p][/quote]batshake you realy are an ****, funny thing is you are an **** in real life, and not just on hear, i may not be the brightest person ever and i dont pretend to be, you just always have to coment on evrything as u think you are cleverrer than every one elce oh and well done for atempting to show me upo with my spelling i have dixlexia well done, gypsyman1
  • Score: -2

11:32pm Sat 25 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
kunuty wrote:
More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.
would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life
Hardly a surprise, there is little special dispensation afforded to travellers in kidderminster.
batshake grow up with your hatrid, it gets boring, u obusly cant read as i am from kiddy myself comberton, my nan still lives there now, and most of my familey live there always have hay some live right by you, aint that a shock
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kunuty[/bold] wrote: More shops closing? And people want to live here ? Surely not, mind you could be worse it could be stourport.[/p][/quote]would rather live in stourport than than kiddy its a dump and i am from kiddy says it all realy, when people have to move 2 miles to have a better life[/p][/quote]Hardly a surprise, there is little special dispensation afforded to travellers in kidderminster.[/p][/quote]batshake grow up with your hatrid, it gets boring, u obusly cant read as i am from kiddy myself comberton, my nan still lives there now, and most of my familey live there always have hay some live right by you, aint that a shock gypsyman1
  • Score: -2

11:16am Sun 26 Jan 14

the batshake says...

Gypsyman, what????
Gypsyman, what???? the batshake
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Sun 26 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman, what????
exactly what i said dont act thick,
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman, what????[/p][/quote]exactly what i said dont act thick, gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

7:39pm Sun 26 Jan 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

W.H. Smith should be congratulated on there commitment to what is fast becoming the old town. They were prepared to expand to two properties and at this point they are helping the community still maintain a post office.
What clearly isn't working is the championing of this part of town. Demonstrating the councils determination to see redevelopment and reduction as the only option, contrary to the policy expected of the wider community of the addition aspects of re-use and recycle. Something the community has embraced in supporting the charity shops. So there appears an agenda driven by politician's, property owner's, developers and other vested interests.
Wider public consultation needs to take place allowing more community input to long term planning. Very few people are aware of the existence of the plans that have been conveniently presented as almost forgone conclusions. Rather than incinerate everything, how about some simple joined up thinking.
W.H. Smith should be congratulated on there commitment to what is fast becoming the old town. They were prepared to expand to two properties and at this point they are helping the community still maintain a post office. What clearly isn't working is the championing of this part of town. Demonstrating the councils determination to see redevelopment and reduction as the only option, contrary to the policy expected of the wider community of the addition aspects of re-use and recycle. Something the community has embraced in supporting the charity shops. So there appears an agenda driven by politician's, property owner's, developers and other vested interests. Wider public consultation needs to take place allowing more community input to long term planning. Very few people are aware of the existence of the plans that have been conveniently presented as almost forgone conclusions. Rather than incinerate everything, how about some simple joined up thinking. DOEPUBLIC
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Sun 26 Jan 14

the batshake says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman, what????
exactly what i said dont act thick,
Rhetorical.
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman, what????[/p][/quote]exactly what i said dont act thick,[/p][/quote]Rhetorical. the batshake
  • Score: -1

10:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman, what????
exactly what i said dont act thick,
Rhetorical.
u realy are simple,
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman, what????[/p][/quote]exactly what i said dont act thick,[/p][/quote]Rhetorical.[/p][/quote]u realy are simple, gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

11:06pm Sun 26 Jan 14

the batshake says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
the batshake wrote:
gypsyman1 wrote:
the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman, what????
exactly what i said dont act thick,
Rhetorical.
u realy are simple,
And you are hilarious.
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman, what????[/p][/quote]exactly what i said dont act thick,[/p][/quote]Rhetorical.[/p][/quote]u realy are simple,[/p][/quote]And you are hilarious. the batshake
  • Score: -3

12:22am Mon 27 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

well thank you not going to rise to yor hatrid or snoby remarks you sad sad old man
well thank you not going to rise to yor hatrid or snoby remarks you sad sad old man gypsyman1
  • Score: -2

1:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

GGmommy says...

Wow not feeling the love on here!
Couple of suggestions ;
1. avoid personal comments, no-one wants to know!

2.Stop quoting lots of text....boring to read!

3.Gypsyman we know you are dyslexic, you tell us all often enough - most people have a strategy for dealing with that, noting the dotted red lines under the words is a bit of a clue and spell checker will help......not a personal attack just a suggestion so that you no longer need to use this as a front

The fact of the matter is that a full scale detailed plan is needed for Kidderminster to rethink the WHOLE development of the town. Thinking in small segments just isn't going to work - this is exactly what has happened with the redevelopment of Weavers Wharf, yes it was needed, but any muppet can see that it would act as a magnet and draw trade away from the traditional shopping area!?
Wow not feeling the love on here! Couple of suggestions ; 1. avoid personal comments, no-one wants to know! 2.Stop quoting lots of text....boring to read! 3.Gypsyman we know you are dyslexic, you tell us all often enough - most people have a strategy for dealing with that, noting the dotted red lines under the words is a bit of a clue and spell checker will help......not a personal attack just a suggestion so that you no longer need to use this as a front The fact of the matter is that a full scale detailed plan is needed for Kidderminster to rethink the WHOLE development of the town. Thinking in small segments just isn't going to work - this is exactly what has happened with the redevelopment of Weavers Wharf, yes it was needed, but any muppet can see that it would act as a magnet and draw trade away from the traditional shopping area!? GGmommy
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Shibdrift says...

Don't worry, WFDC has it all in hand!

Oops, maybe that's the problem? ;o)
Don't worry, WFDC has it all in hand! Oops, maybe that's the problem? ;o) Shibdrift
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

GGmommy wrote:
Wow not feeling the love on here!
Couple of suggestions ;
1. avoid personal comments, no-one wants to know!

2.Stop quoting lots of text....boring to read!

3.Gypsyman we know you are dyslexic, you tell us all often enough - most people have a strategy for dealing with that, noting the dotted red lines under the words is a bit of a clue and spell checker will help......not a personal attack just a suggestion so that you no longer need to use this as a front

The fact of the matter is that a full scale detailed plan is needed for Kidderminster to rethink the WHOLE development of the town. Thinking in small segments just isn't going to work - this is exactly what has happened with the redevelopment of Weavers Wharf, yes it was needed, but any muppet can see that it would act as a magnet and draw trade away from the traditional shopping area!?
ggmommy first off lern what dixlexia is and dont pretent to know about it, and 2. how is irt a frount, its how i am and when people try to take the mick out of me i have evry right in the world to let them know i have dixlexia, just as you do so dont tell me what to do please and lastly if batshake haddent of started all this with his comments about gypsys then i wouldnt have to say anything back would i your not perfect yourself with some of the crap u say on hear, slaging people off and that so dont even try starting on me
[quote][p][bold]GGmommy[/bold] wrote: Wow not feeling the love on here! Couple of suggestions ; 1. avoid personal comments, no-one wants to know! 2.Stop quoting lots of text....boring to read! 3.Gypsyman we know you are dyslexic, you tell us all often enough - most people have a strategy for dealing with that, noting the dotted red lines under the words is a bit of a clue and spell checker will help......not a personal attack just a suggestion so that you no longer need to use this as a front The fact of the matter is that a full scale detailed plan is needed for Kidderminster to rethink the WHOLE development of the town. Thinking in small segments just isn't going to work - this is exactly what has happened with the redevelopment of Weavers Wharf, yes it was needed, but any muppet can see that it would act as a magnet and draw trade away from the traditional shopping area!?[/p][/quote]ggmommy first off lern what dixlexia is and dont pretent to know about it, and 2. how is irt a frount, its how i am and when people try to take the mick out of me i have evry right in the world to let them know i have dixlexia, just as you do so dont tell me what to do please and lastly if batshake haddent of started all this with his comments about gypsys then i wouldnt have to say anything back would i your not perfect yourself with some of the crap u say on hear, slaging people off and that so dont even try starting on me gypsyman1
  • Score: -4

2:53pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the batshake says...

Gypsyman1. And yet it's perfectly ok for you to call the town a lot of people call home a dump. Very nice.
Gypsyman1. And yet it's perfectly ok for you to call the town a lot of people call home a dump. Very nice. the batshake
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

GGmommy says...

Such a lovely chap :-)
Such a lovely chap :-) GGmommy
  • Score: 3

2:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Fran says...

The bookshop lease is up, sad but most people buy books online or for Kindles.
Opening up Worcester St to one way traffic with parking and encouraging the redevelopment of the upper floors of the old retail units as flats will help.
There are, though, no "quick fixes" the whole "retail experience" is changing and we have to move with it.
The bookshop lease is up, sad but most people buy books online or for Kindles. Opening up Worcester St to one way traffic with parking and encouraging the redevelopment of the upper floors of the old retail units as flats will help. There are, though, no "quick fixes" the whole "retail experience" is changing and we have to move with it. Fran
  • Score: 3

4:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Poppasmurf says...

I was in the present WH Smith shop in Vicar Street today, and noticed that they were getting ready for the opening of the new Post Office. The problem is that the aisles are now so narrow that somebody walking down one of them cannot get past in there is already someone browsing the shelves. One gent with an invalid scooter was having a terrible time trying to leave the shop. Also the room available for magazines has been reduced considerably so you are unable to easily find the title you are looking for. I gave up after a few minutes. All in all a quite unpleasant experience in a shop that is obviously far too small for what is now required, and for me not to be repeated. I shall not be going in there again.
I was in the present WH Smith shop in Vicar Street today, and noticed that they were getting ready for the opening of the new Post Office. The problem is that the aisles are now so narrow that somebody walking down one of them cannot get past in there is already someone browsing the shelves. One gent with an invalid scooter was having a terrible time trying to leave the shop. Also the room available for magazines has been reduced considerably so you are unable to easily find the title you are looking for. I gave up after a few minutes. All in all a quite unpleasant experience in a shop that is obviously far too small for what is now required, and for me not to be repeated. I shall not be going in there again. Poppasmurf
  • Score: 4

4:48pm Tue 28 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman1. And yet it's perfectly ok for you to call the town a lot of people call home a dump. Very nice.
i never mentiond the people who live in the town batshake just the town and again cant u read as i was born and bread in kiddy
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman1. And yet it's perfectly ok for you to call the town a lot of people call home a dump. Very nice.[/p][/quote]i never mentiond the people who live in the town batshake just the town and again cant u read as i was born and bread in kiddy gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

4:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

GGmommy wrote:
Such a lovely chap :-)
i am yea when people dont wind me up,
[quote][p][bold]GGmommy[/bold] wrote: Such a lovely chap :-)[/p][/quote]i am yea when people dont wind me up, gypsyman1
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

stuck up little ****, brave behind a computer with ya 1 rule for you and another for us mentalaty, i said kiddy is a dum thats because it is and most people from kiddy would say the same, i never said anything about the people of kiddy, then batshake has to slag gypsys off and want us to stay quiet, no i dont think so trouble with people now adays is they cant say stuff to your face they have to try and be clever behind a computer, no wonder gypsys are starting to hate settled folk,
stuck up little ****, brave behind a computer with ya 1 rule for you and another for us mentalaty, i said kiddy is a dum thats because it is and most people from kiddy would say the same, i never said anything about the people of kiddy, then batshake has to slag gypsys off and want us to stay quiet, no i dont think so trouble with people now adays is they cant say stuff to your face they have to try and be clever behind a computer, no wonder gypsys are starting to hate settled folk, gypsyman1
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SamfromStourport says...

Poppasmurf wrote:
I was in the present WH Smith shop in Vicar Street today, and noticed that they were getting ready for the opening of the new Post Office. The problem is that the aisles are now so narrow that somebody walking down one of them cannot get past in there is already someone browsing the shelves. One gent with an invalid scooter was having a terrible time trying to leave the shop. Also the room available for magazines has been reduced considerably so you are unable to easily find the title you are looking for. I gave up after a few minutes. All in all a quite unpleasant experience in a shop that is obviously far too small for what is now required, and for me not to be repeated. I shall not be going in there again.
I have always disliked how cramped and narrow the aisles of that shop are. It's only going to get worse with a new post office AND book department. I wonder why closure of the bookshop was kept quiet during the consultation???
[quote][p][bold]Poppasmurf[/bold] wrote: I was in the present WH Smith shop in Vicar Street today, and noticed that they were getting ready for the opening of the new Post Office. The problem is that the aisles are now so narrow that somebody walking down one of them cannot get past in there is already someone browsing the shelves. One gent with an invalid scooter was having a terrible time trying to leave the shop. Also the room available for magazines has been reduced considerably so you are unable to easily find the title you are looking for. I gave up after a few minutes. All in all a quite unpleasant experience in a shop that is obviously far too small for what is now required, and for me not to be repeated. I shall not be going in there again.[/p][/quote]I have always disliked how cramped and narrow the aisles of that shop are. It's only going to get worse with a new post office AND book department. I wonder why closure of the bookshop was kept quiet during the consultation??? SamfromStourport
  • Score: 4

8:43pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the batshake says...

Gypsyman you are like a child.
Gypsyman you are like a child. the batshake
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12:56am Wed 29 Jan 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
Gypsyman you are like a child.
yea ok batshake and your not i guess as it was you who started all this with your dirty coments,
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: Gypsyman you are like a child.[/p][/quote]yea ok batshake and your not i guess as it was you who started all this with your dirty coments, gypsyman1
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8:23am Wed 29 Jan 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

Fran wrote:
The bookshop lease is up, sad but most people buy books online or for Kindles.
Opening up Worcester St to one way traffic with parking and encouraging the redevelopment of the upper floors of the old retail units as flats will help.
There are, though, no "quick fixes" the whole "retail experience" is changing and we have to move with it.
A tone of the editable in your post Fran. We're W.H.Smith given any incentive to renew. As other posters point out the other branch of the shop is crowded and bordering on a health and safety risk. In addition, are you able to confirm how many of the public actually attended or participated in consultations related to Worcester St.. As usual the plan appears to help the building companies more than any one. Market towns like Ludlow prove that a slow town mentality can counter the Canut mentality that technology inevitably warrants a change if experience. Sadly, we reap the results of. political lethargy, encouraged by vested interests. I
[quote][p][bold]Fran[/bold] wrote: The bookshop lease is up, sad but most people buy books online or for Kindles. Opening up Worcester St to one way traffic with parking and encouraging the redevelopment of the upper floors of the old retail units as flats will help. There are, though, no "quick fixes" the whole "retail experience" is changing and we have to move with it.[/p][/quote]A tone of the editable in your post Fran. We're W.H.Smith given any incentive to renew. As other posters point out the other branch of the shop is crowded and bordering on a health and safety risk. In addition, are you able to confirm how many of the public actually attended or participated in consultations related to Worcester St.. As usual the plan appears to help the building companies more than any one. Market towns like Ludlow prove that a slow town mentality can counter the Canut mentality that technology inevitably warrants a change if experience. Sadly, we reap the results of. political lethargy, encouraged by vested interests. I DOEPUBLIC
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8:47am Wed 29 Jan 14

DOEPUBLIC says...

Oops 'editable' should read 'inevitable'

The following may help those not aware of 'slow' http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Slow_moveme
nt

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Cittaslow
Ironic that tpolitical thought at the home of the Severn Valley railway, sees consistent destruction and rebuild as a source of vitality. Reducing the retail space gives a pessimistic outlook.


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Oops 'editable' should read 'inevitable' The following may help those not aware of 'slow' http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Slow_moveme nt http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Cittaslow Ironic that tpolitical thought at the home of the Severn Valley railway, sees consistent destruction and rebuild as a source of vitality. Reducing the retail space gives a pessimistic outlook. . DOEPUBLIC
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