well yes i do see your point about another supermarkets why do we need ANOTHER one but then thinking about it elderly people may not be able to walks down to the town in norton so yes maybe a good idea but seems to be all supermarkets now what we really need is a music shop or a book shop in norton that would be good.
How long will Sainsbury's in Midsomer Norton stay if there is a super store near in Westfield I thought the whole idea of saving our high st was not having stores out of the shopping area, there is going to be a Co op in westfield so isn't that enough for the people there at least there will be 2 fish and chip shops! I think that a music or book shop has been tried but so many people shop on the internet it's hard for these shops to do well.
yes I see your point there not another supermarket it just seems thats all they do now, yes we definitely need a decent DIY store I know we have Caswells but they dont have everything and its ashame that focus is not here anymore we def need a DIY store in the town. we have enough charity shops and super markets and cafes why not put something in town that we haven't got already.
We must voice our opinion as to the proposed Sainsbury's in Westfield.. The council declined the Tesco planning and this is much larger. The impact on Midsomer Norton and Radstock will be catastrophic ,with our towns in decline the way forward is to support our local shops in the town centre like Sainsbury's, Lidl and Radco and not a huge mega store in Westfield.
Sorry I can not see your problem it is a commercial decision. WESTFIELD is growing and the super market will create employment. Yes some other companies many have to close because they can not deal with the competition but that is life. People unempolyed will gain a job and people who have become complacent by failing to give good service will lose, the world is still round. If you want to avoid competition you must do better otherwise you will lose out. Competition is healthy.
Yes we do need the new Sainsburys superstore in Westfield. We need competition for Tesco on groceries and in particular petrol prices, which is long overdue. This area had suffered from being ripped off for far too long. Also, there is a huge dependency on this in the form of the CFH re-location which will be of benefit to the area in the future.
I use Sainsburys and enjoy shopping in a smaller store with less hustle and bustle and no metric mile to walk to get what you want. The product quality is noticeably above anything Tesco has to offer.
Their problem is that we still shop at Tesco if we need a 'heavy' shop with a reasonably full trolley. The car parking is not ideal what with the slope and the maze to negotiate and they unfortunately have no easy solution to that. It would make more sense to relocate although I hope they don't as they'll become just another big characterless store, albeit with good products. It will take me a car trip to get there whereas I can walk there at present and Tesco will be a lot closer. Yuk!
I'm ashamed to admit yesterday I travelled to Shepton Mallet as I needed something from Boots. I've always supported the Midsomer Norton shops, however, I loved the convenience of having a large super market , a High Street clothing chain and pet shop all in one area. And the parking spaces were plentiful.!
As a town of 10,000 plus people, not accepting planning permission for this Sainsburys was yet another mistake by Midsomer Norton's fusty, time-warped old council! Local shopping down Norton is laughable - unless your idea of good shops is over-priced half-stocked charity shops, take-aways and Cottles which despite having many 'branches' only seems to sell cheap rubbish and cards. And if you are doing your weekly shops in Lidl or the teeny tiny Sainsbury I think you need to be re-educated on food quality. A good high-street should have a mixture of commercial enterprises and GOOD local businesses. Or people will and do simply get in their cars and drive to Wells, Frome and so on. There are plenty of high streets I can think of that have independent shops and comercial ones and thrive because people visit for both. Gloucester Road, Bristol, Moorland Road, Bath, Wells etc. Midsomer Norton council needs to move with the times, stop taking back handers from Co-ops and while their at it sell the old Focus to a DECENT hard ware store. It you can decorate your house by simply using Casswells then I can only assume that you live in a rabbit warren! I hope Sainsburys or Tesco put in again and bring some life and choice to this declining area! These businesses are successful because they provide people with what they need! Move with the times before Norton drowns in the past!!!