Pub chain JD Wetherspoon confirms it is in talks to open in Helston

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon confirms it is in talks to open in Helston

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon confirms it is in talks to open in Helston

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After years of speculation pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed it is in talks to come to Helston.

The company has made no secret of the fact that Helston is on its wish list of towns to open in - and now the Packet can reveal that it has found a suitable location.

It is currently in negotiations with the owner of the site, which, if successful in the coming weeks, would see a typical JD Wetherspoon pub open offering both a bar and food.

This would bring with it between 45 and 50 jobs and an investment of around £1.5 million into the town.

Spokesman Eddie Gershon told the Packet on Monday: “We are in early negotiations on the purchase of that site.

“We have been looking at Helston for a good while, but nothing has ever come to fruition.

“We now are further along the road to having a pub there, as much as we have found a site and are in negotiations.”

As talks are currently ongoing, the company is reluctant to comment on the exact location.

However, there is strong speculation in the town that a store in Coinagehall Street is being lined up for the pub chain to take over.

It is known that the pub chain needs sites of a certain size to move into - ones of the reasons why other attempts to date have proved unsuccessful.

Now, however, the company believes it has found a site that is suitable in both size and location.

There are already JD Wetherspoon pubs in many of the surrounding towns, including Falmouth, Truro and Penzance, which are generally popular for their lower cost alcohol and food.

While the company refers to them as pubs, the branches all offer similar menus, with Mr Gershon describing meals as “a massive part of what we do.”

He stressed that should an agreement be reached over the site, the opening of a Wetherspoon pub would still be subject to planning permission.

He added that while the food and drink offering was similar in its chain, the design of the buildings different greatly depending on the location.

“The design is always different,” he said. “But from our point of view we have enjoyed great success in Cornwall. There's a number of towns we're not represented in but we'd like to be.”

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7:38am Thu 31 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

This is great news for Helston, Wetherspoons establishments offer competitively priced food, are family friendly, and it may help attract more people into the town. It will provide another social hub for those looking for something slightly different from the existing pubs.
This is great news for Helston, Wetherspoons establishments offer competitively priced food, are family friendly, and it may help attract more people into the town. It will provide another social hub for those looking for something slightly different from the existing pubs. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 37

8:55am Thu 31 Jul 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons!
Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons! krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -10

8:59am Thu 31 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

40 to 50 jobs. Brilliant.

where?
40 to 50 jobs. Brilliant. where? telstar1962
  • Score: 31

9:04am Thu 31 Jul 14

steve1to7 says...

Great News, I know it will worry some pubs and clubs but competition has always favoured the customer !!! Just the kick up the bum Helston needs, more Quality less crap !!!!
Great News, I know it will worry some pubs and clubs but competition has always favoured the customer !!! Just the kick up the bum Helston needs, more Quality less crap !!!! steve1to7
  • Score: 4

9:18am Thu 31 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre.
This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 11

9:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

meerkats says...

great news for Helston ,it is much needed and good on the jobs front too. I think they will do well .
great news for Helston ,it is much needed and good on the jobs front too. I think they will do well . meerkats
  • Score: 25

9:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre.
your secret is out lol
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre.[/p][/quote]your secret is out lol meerkats
  • Score: -12

10:23am Thu 31 Jul 14

bobmcl62@hotmail.co.uk says...

Just what the town needs it's been to long that pubs in the town charge overpriced beverages as well food menus we little quality.

The town will benefit with tourist recognizing the brand and not being rip of by St Austell breweries.

The average pint of beer is between £2.90 and £3.80, the nearest we have to a competitive local is Henleys Bar which is most welcomed.
Just what the town needs it's been to long that pubs in the town charge overpriced beverages as well food menus we little quality. The town will benefit with tourist recognizing the brand and not being rip of by St Austell breweries. The average pint of beer is between £2.90 and £3.80, the nearest we have to a competitive local is Henleys Bar which is most welcomed. bobmcl62@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 11

10:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

It's all good news , and so many thumbs up !!

Will the Town Council and Cornwall Council Planning, be in favour ? Lets hope so.
It's all good news , and so many thumbs up !! Will the Town Council and Cornwall Council Planning, be in favour ? Lets hope so. telstar1962
  • Score: 31

4:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Lev Repel says...

telstar1962 wrote:
It's all good news , and so many thumbs up !!

Will the Town Council and Cornwall Council Planning, be in favour ? Lets hope so.
No reason why they shouldn't get permission, competition is of no consequence in planning, and I don't see any other reason why not, after all, it is a high street in a town centre. This is brilliant news for Helston, although someone obviously doesn't think so as I notice all the comments have dropped in points. Might present a bit of food trade loss in the Coffee Bean.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: It's all good news , and so many thumbs up !! Will the Town Council and Cornwall Council Planning, be in favour ? Lets hope so.[/p][/quote]No reason why they shouldn't get permission, competition is of no consequence in planning, and I don't see any other reason why not, after all, it is a high street in a town centre. This is brilliant news for Helston, although someone obviously doesn't think so as I notice all the comments have dropped in points. Might present a bit of food trade loss in the Coffee Bean. Lev Repel
  • Score: 32

8:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Helston John says...

Great news for Helston, I'll be in there, sure it will have better customer service than certain Helston cafes.
Great news for Helston, I'll be in there, sure it will have better customer service than certain Helston cafes. Helston John
  • Score: 24

8:36pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Alice.2233 says...

Their are rumours that the suitable premises is Oliver's the furniture store in Coinage hall street.
Their are rumours that the suitable premises is Oliver's the furniture store in Coinage hall street. Alice.2233
  • Score: 21

10:34pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Fantastic premises with three floors.
A golden opportunity for Helston.
Fantastic premises with three floors. A golden opportunity for Helston. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 2

8:46am Fri 1 Aug 14

Helston John says...

Didn't know Oliver's was up for sale, it's not on the sales website, the building next to Borlase solicitors is. Doesn't matter where it goes anyway just as long as we get it. Let's hope CC planning doesn't mess around and that our three useless Cornwall councillors fight for it.
Didn't know Oliver's was up for sale, it's not on the sales website, the building next to Borlase solicitors is. Doesn't matter where it goes anyway just as long as we get it. Let's hope CC planning doesn't mess around and that our three useless Cornwall councillors fight for it. Helston John
  • Score: 8

9:13am Fri 1 Aug 14

Helston John says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre.
It's good we'll be getting it but don't know how you think it will be the catalyst for rejuvenation, no ones going to come especially for wether spoons when they're in every other town, if we still havn't got the shops they want. And other national stores can't come because theres no big enough places for them.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: This is wonderful news. Will I believe be the catalyst for rejuvenation of the town centre.[/p][/quote]It's good we'll be getting it but don't know how you think it will be the catalyst for rejuvenation, no ones going to come especially for wether spoons when they're in every other town, if we still havn't got the shops they want. And other national stores can't come because theres no big enough places for them. Helston John
  • Score: 17

9:17am Fri 1 Aug 14

Helston John says...

steve1to7 wrote:
Great News, I know it will worry some pubs and clubs but competition has always favoured the customer !!! Just the kick up the bum Helston needs, more Quality less crap !!!!
Good were getting it but doesnt mean to say the other places are crap.
[quote][p][bold]steve1to7[/bold] wrote: Great News, I know it will worry some pubs and clubs but competition has always favoured the customer !!! Just the kick up the bum Helston needs, more Quality less crap !!!![/p][/quote]Good were getting it but doesnt mean to say the other places are crap. Helston John
  • Score: 18

1:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Good news for Helston and for the employment but its only another pub to go with the other 6 we need more chainstores. Would have been a perfect opportunity for a large store.
Good news for Helston and for the employment but its only another pub to go with the other 6 we need more chainstores. Would have been a perfect opportunity for a large store. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 14

2:01pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

Helston John wrote:
Didn't know Oliver's was up for sale, it's not on the sales website, the building next to Borlase solicitors is. Doesn't matter where it goes anyway just as long as we get it. Let's hope CC planning doesn't mess around and that our three useless Cornwall councillors fight for it.
I think its only Cllr Haycock thats useless shes too busy trying to save the world.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Didn't know Oliver's was up for sale, it's not on the sales website, the building next to Borlase solicitors is. Doesn't matter where it goes anyway just as long as we get it. Let's hope CC planning doesn't mess around and that our three useless Cornwall councillors fight for it.[/p][/quote]I think its only Cllr Haycock thats useless shes too busy trying to save the world. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 10

8:56pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Helston John says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons!
Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons![/p][/quote]Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie. Helston John
  • Score: 5

8:59am Mon 4 Aug 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Although new jobs are always useful, I'm surprised that the arrival of a low-budget pub is being greeted with universal acclaim here.
Many times walking past the Falmouth one, I'm struck by the obviously drunk people milling about outside, often with children in tow or at least mixing with children who are present. It doesn't make for a pleasant atmosphere or create a good image and it can't be good for any of the people involved, whether young or old.
Pub frequentation is also in steep decline these days, due to prices in general and less acceptance of men spending time and money "down the pub" at the expense of their families, so it can hardly be seen as a forward step for Helston in any respect. The idea of it almost being some kind of attraction is laughable.
Although new jobs are always useful, I'm surprised that the arrival of a low-budget pub is being greeted with universal acclaim here. Many times walking past the Falmouth one, I'm struck by the obviously drunk people milling about outside, often with children in tow or at least mixing with children who are present. It doesn't make for a pleasant atmosphere or create a good image and it can't be good for any of the people involved, whether young or old. Pub frequentation is also in steep decline these days, due to prices in general and less acceptance of men spending time and money "down the pub" at the expense of their families, so it can hardly be seen as a forward step for Helston in any respect. The idea of it almost being some kind of attraction is laughable. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
  • Score: -12

9:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Helston John wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons!
Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.
Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell.
And that is all I've heard on the situation.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons![/p][/quote]Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.[/p][/quote]Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell. And that is all I've heard on the situation. krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -9

10:02am Mon 4 Aug 14

telstar1962 says...

Where ? is a good question.

By keeping the location secret, there is bound to be speculation. I know of at least four commercial properties on the market in Coinagehall Street, including Shooters, JJ News, Spar/Post Office, and the property next to the Irish Bar. Olivers Furniture Store also has been mentioned

Certainly the very famous public house at the bottom of the street doesn't appear to be in decline, just the opposite. The attraction for the Wetherspoon brand, Lord BF-S, seems to be a day-time social hub/budget eating house, just as much as nearly free beer.

Personally, I think Porthleven would be an even better location for Wetherspoons, but I doubt that even if a suitable property was available, the owner wouldn't sell his property since he would want to keep the place full of more up-market establishments lol
Where ? is a good question. By keeping the location secret, there is bound to be speculation. I know of at least four commercial properties on the market in Coinagehall Street, including Shooters, JJ News, Spar/Post Office, and the property next to the Irish Bar. Olivers Furniture Store also has been mentioned Certainly the very famous public house at the bottom of the street doesn't appear to be in decline, just the opposite. The attraction for the Wetherspoon brand, Lord BF-S, seems to be a day-time social hub/budget eating house, just as much as nearly free beer. Personally, I think Porthleven would be an even better location for Wetherspoons, but I doubt that even if a suitable property was available, the owner wouldn't sell his property since he would want to keep the place full of more up-market establishments lol telstar1962
  • Score: 16

4:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Helston John says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Although new jobs are always useful, I'm surprised that the arrival of a low-budget pub is being greeted with universal acclaim here.
Many times walking past the Falmouth one, I'm struck by the obviously drunk people milling about outside, often with children in tow or at least mixing with children who are present. It doesn't make for a pleasant atmosphere or create a good image and it can't be good for any of the people involved, whether young or old.
Pub frequentation is also in steep decline these days, due to prices in general and less acceptance of men spending time and money "down the pub" at the expense of their families, so it can hardly be seen as a forward step for Helston in any respect. The idea of it almost being some kind of attraction is laughable.
Youre saying pub frequentation is in decline but you also say there are always people milling about, so it must be pretty busy, Wetherspoons does a roaring trade in Truro with breakfasts and dinners etc, and perhaps we have a better class of people in Helston than you have in Falmouth. The point is Helston is not somewhere like Porthleven where it wouldn't go down well or fit in or be needed, Helston is bigger and people shop all year round and want breakfast etc and breakfast early not ten or eleven o'clock like some cafes. And not at rip off prices either, with staff that dont really care of they serve you or not.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Although new jobs are always useful, I'm surprised that the arrival of a low-budget pub is being greeted with universal acclaim here. Many times walking past the Falmouth one, I'm struck by the obviously drunk people milling about outside, often with children in tow or at least mixing with children who are present. It doesn't make for a pleasant atmosphere or create a good image and it can't be good for any of the people involved, whether young or old. Pub frequentation is also in steep decline these days, due to prices in general and less acceptance of men spending time and money "down the pub" at the expense of their families, so it can hardly be seen as a forward step for Helston in any respect. The idea of it almost being some kind of attraction is laughable.[/p][/quote]Youre saying pub frequentation is in decline but you also say there are always people milling about, so it must be pretty busy, Wetherspoons does a roaring trade in Truro with breakfasts and dinners etc, and perhaps we have a better class of people in Helston than you have in Falmouth. The point is Helston is not somewhere like Porthleven where it wouldn't go down well or fit in or be needed, Helston is bigger and people shop all year round and want breakfast etc and breakfast early not ten or eleven o'clock like some cafes. And not at rip off prices either, with staff that dont really care of they serve you or not. Helston John
  • Score: 13

7:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Helston John says...

By the way L-BFS, this article has 330 likes on Facebook, ( check it out at top of article) doesn't that tell you something!
By the way L-BFS, this article has 330 likes on Facebook, ( check it out at top of article) doesn't that tell you something! Helston John
  • Score: 8

5:48am Tue 5 Aug 14

Helston John says...

krazyitchkatie wrote:
Helston John wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons!
Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.
Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell.
And that is all I've heard on the situation.
Didn't say it was down to you to say, but seeing as you quite happily show people you know by saying "this is gonna be one big "Wetherspoons" , funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment and yet you didn't answer telstars question when he said "where" you always seem quick enough in the past to try and tell everyone everything on here. Good on Alice for answering the question. Bet you'd soon answer the question if I asked how much money have the BIP wasted lol
Can anyone answer, what have we actually got to show for the sainsbury/tesco money? Times going on, soon be time limit to have spent it by. Good thing Wetherspoons know how to get on and deliver.
[quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons![/p][/quote]Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.[/p][/quote]Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell. And that is all I've heard on the situation.[/p][/quote]Didn't say it was down to you to say, but seeing as you quite happily show people you know by saying "this is gonna be one big "Wetherspoons" , funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment and yet you didn't answer telstars question when he said "where" you always seem quick enough in the past to try and tell everyone everything on here. Good on Alice for answering the question. Bet you'd soon answer the question if I asked how much money have the BIP wasted lol Can anyone answer, what have we actually got to show for the sainsbury/tesco money? Times going on, soon be time limit to have spent it by. Good thing Wetherspoons know how to get on and deliver. Helston John
  • Score: 9

9:09am Tue 5 Aug 14

krazyitchkatie says...

'funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment'

eh? I apologise for not haven't internet at home so I can't immediately respond to you.

At the point i left my first comment, noone had asked where, I wasn't 'taunting' anyone and still the location isn't confirmed anyway!
'funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment' eh? I apologise for not haven't internet at home so I can't immediately respond to you. At the point i left my first comment, noone had asked where, I wasn't 'taunting' anyone and still the location isn't confirmed anyway! krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -9

9:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Helston John wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
Helston John wrote:
krazyitchkatie wrote:
Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons!
Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.
Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell.
And that is all I've heard on the situation.
Didn't say it was down to you to say, but seeing as you quite happily show people you know by saying "this is gonna be one big "Wetherspoons" , funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment and yet you didn't answer telstars question when he said "where" you always seem quick enough in the past to try and tell everyone everything on here. Good on Alice for answering the question. Bet you'd soon answer the question if I asked how much money have the BIP wasted lol
Can anyone answer, what have we actually got to show for the sainsbury/tesco money? Times going on, soon be time limit to have spent it by. Good thing Wetherspoons know how to get on and deliver.
It's much needed outside investment bringing jobs and a service many will use and enjoy.
Hanging baskets, silly logo 's and wonky benches are all very well but it is the bip wish to increase business rates in Helston that will stifle any future investment..
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krazyitchkatie[/bold] wrote: Hopefully it will set the trend for other national shops, although I'm not sure there are anymore suitable premises for them. This is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons![/p][/quote]Why do you bother saying "this is gonna be one great big Wetherspoons" you sound like a kid to me 'ooooh I know something you lot don't but I'm not going to say where is going to be' telstar1962 asks sensibly "where" So thanks to the comment from Alice, much more constructive I think than yours. If its such a big secret then perhaps you should just keep quiet altogether Katie.[/p][/quote]Any need for that? It's been no secret where the possible location will be as far as I'm concerned. I didn't know that you didnt know so I didn't realise it was down to me to say. Other people have refused to say where and as far as I'm concerned, it's not definite anyway. Oliver's has been up for sale for a few months and Wetherspoon's had allegedly been looking at buying Shooters until this came on the market so only time will tell. And that is all I've heard on the situation.[/p][/quote]Didn't say it was down to you to say, but seeing as you quite happily show people you know by saying "this is gonna be one big "Wetherspoons" , funny how you comment again now because you don't like my comment and yet you didn't answer telstars question when he said "where" you always seem quick enough in the past to try and tell everyone everything on here. Good on Alice for answering the question. Bet you'd soon answer the question if I asked how much money have the BIP wasted lol Can anyone answer, what have we actually got to show for the sainsbury/tesco money? Times going on, soon be time limit to have spent it by. Good thing Wetherspoons know how to get on and deliver.[/p][/quote]It's much needed outside investment bringing jobs and a service many will use and enjoy. Hanging baskets, silly logo 's and wonky benches are all very well but it is the bip wish to increase business rates in Helston that will stifle any future investment.. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 10

10:05am Tue 5 Aug 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Oops, Helston John I didnt answer all your questions. Umm, nope, can't give you any facts and figures off the top of my head. However - Wetherspoons 'know how to get on and deliver'??? They've been speculating for YEARS now so not sure how that is getting on and delivering...

Ron - the bip are the very ones who pay the business rates as they are the business owners so surely that's kinda up to them?

Also, I can't quite remember as I had nothing to do with it, but didn't the benches come out of Public Realm, not the Bip...?
Oops, Helston John I didnt answer all your questions. Umm, nope, can't give you any facts and figures off the top of my head. However - Wetherspoons 'know how to get on and deliver'??? They've been speculating for YEARS now so not sure how that is getting on and delivering... Ron - the bip are the very ones who pay the business rates as they are the business owners so surely that's kinda up to them? Also, I can't quite remember as I had nothing to do with it, but didn't the benches come out of Public Realm, not the Bip...? krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -13

10:16am Tue 5 Aug 14

ronedgcumbe says...

No not all businesses belong to the bip. A concenses should have been established before employing a bid officer.
At the end of the day it is the tc that will have to explain the waste of the 106 money.
No not all businesses belong to the bip. A concenses should have been established before employing a bid officer. At the end of the day it is the tc that will have to explain the waste of the 106 money. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 10

10:34am Tue 5 Aug 14

krazyitchkatie says...

Indeed Ron, although as far as I'm aware a consensus was done before the council employed the bid officer.

On the subject of the town generally, this is a very interesting article about potentially getting more money from the supermarkets to help with the town: http://localworks.or
g/blog/entry/how-the
-tesco-tax-will-help
-local-communities
Indeed Ron, although as far as I'm aware a consensus was done before the council employed the bid officer. On the subject of the town generally, this is a very interesting article about potentially getting more money from the supermarkets to help with the town: http://localworks.or g/blog/entry/how-the -tesco-tax-will-help -local-communities krazyitchkatie
  • Score: -9

11:04am Tue 5 Aug 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Thanks for the link. Sorry don't support it as the supermarkets are already under pressure from the discounters, employ many people and subsidies delivery charges for more remote areas.
Anyway it would probably be wasted in Helston on unnecessary employees or handed out to landlords.
Thanks for the link. Sorry don't support it as the supermarkets are already under pressure from the discounters, employ many people and subsidies delivery charges for more remote areas. Anyway it would probably be wasted in Helston on unnecessary employees or handed out to landlords. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 8

1:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

telstar1962 says...

Didn't realise all Helston Town businesses were all members of BIP.

Or is it that most Town businesses are members of BIP, and that they all pay Non Domestic Rates

It does seem to be that whatever is going on, whether it's Bus Shelters or decent shops, it always seems to take about 10 years for them to arrive.

I wonder if Middle Spingo would be a Guest Ale at the new Wetherspoons.

I'd like to start a competition for the name of the new Wetherspoons.

My choice would be ' The Old Court' or Hells Bar
Didn't realise all Helston Town businesses were all members of BIP. Or is it that most Town businesses are members of BIP, and that they all pay Non Domestic Rates It does seem to be that whatever is going on, whether it's Bus Shelters or decent shops, it always seems to take about 10 years for them to arrive. I wonder if Middle Spingo would be a Guest Ale at the new Wetherspoons. I'd like to start a competition for the name of the new Wetherspoons. My choice would be ' The Old Court' or Hells Bar telstar1962
  • Score: 4

4:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Helston John says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Thanks for the link. Sorry don't support it as the supermarkets are already under pressure from the discounters, employ many people and subsidies delivery charges for more remote areas.
Anyway it would probably be wasted in Helston on unnecessary employees or handed out to landlords.
Agree with you , Helston don't know how to spend money, they give it away to the BIP and the BIPs ideas include giving it away to landlords and silly logos and a town guide that's so out of date now it's laughable. Then more money is spent by the town council on employees that the BIP wanted like bid officer and a part time secretary for the BIP, and endless wages. It has to be the biggest waste of money there has ever been, a wasted golden opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the link. Sorry don't support it as the supermarkets are already under pressure from the discounters, employ many people and subsidies delivery charges for more remote areas. Anyway it would probably be wasted in Helston on unnecessary employees or handed out to landlords.[/p][/quote]Agree with you , Helston don't know how to spend money, they give it away to the BIP and the BIPs ideas include giving it away to landlords and silly logos and a town guide that's so out of date now it's laughable. Then more money is spent by the town council on employees that the BIP wanted like bid officer and a part time secretary for the BIP, and endless wages. It has to be the biggest waste of money there has ever been, a wasted golden opportunity. Helston John
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Helston John says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Didn't realise all Helston Town businesses were all members of BIP.

Or is it that most Town businesses are members of BIP, and that they all pay Non Domestic Rates

It does seem to be that whatever is going on, whether it's Bus Shelters or decent shops, it always seems to take about 10 years for them to arrive.

I wonder if Middle Spingo would be a Guest Ale at the new Wetherspoons.

I'd like to start a competition for the name of the new Wetherspoons.

My choice would be ' The Old Court' or Hells Bar
Not forgetting the council van that took about ten years to arrive.

I'd call the Wetherspoon pub "The alternative Guildhall"
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: Didn't realise all Helston Town businesses were all members of BIP. Or is it that most Town businesses are members of BIP, and that they all pay Non Domestic Rates It does seem to be that whatever is going on, whether it's Bus Shelters or decent shops, it always seems to take about 10 years for them to arrive. I wonder if Middle Spingo would be a Guest Ale at the new Wetherspoons. I'd like to start a competition for the name of the new Wetherspoons. My choice would be ' The Old Court' or Hells Bar[/p][/quote]Not forgetting the council van that took about ten years to arrive. I'd call the Wetherspoon pub "The alternative Guildhall" Helston John
  • Score: 6

4:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Helston John says...

They could hold their new councillor surgeries in it. Cllr Wallis won't be much good at a councillor surgery because he doesn't listen to anyone's opinions, only his are right, and he doesn't answer my emails at all. Cllr Haycock can have a beer on me because she answered my email.
Could call the new Wetherspoons The Fitzsimmons arms.
They could hold their new councillor surgeries in it. Cllr Wallis won't be much good at a councillor surgery because he doesn't listen to anyone's opinions, only his are right, and he doesn't answer my emails at all. Cllr Haycock can have a beer on me because she answered my email. Could call the new Wetherspoons The Fitzsimmons arms. Helston John
  • Score: 7

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