UPDATE: Asda loses fight to open Penryn pharmacy

The makeshift pharmacy in the car park of Asda Penryn

The makeshift pharmacy in the car park of Asda Penryn

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UPDATE 12.46pm - An enforcement officer from Cornwall Council has confirmed that if Asda does not cease trading and remove the makeshift pharmacy from their car park then "enforcement action will be instigated."

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A Penryn supermarket has lost its appeal to open a pharmacy in store.

Cornwall Council refused Asda permission to “vary a condition” of its original planning application, which would have allowed it to open a pharmacy, in September last year.

The supermarket appealed this decision, however, and in the meantime opened a makeshift dispensing chemist in the car park so that it would not lose a 100 hour pharmacy licence granted by the old Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust.

A petition was launched to close down the pharmacy, which local MP Sarah Newton supported, and now the government’s planning inspectorate have dismissed the supermarket’s appeal.

Janice Trask, the inspector appointed by local government secretary Eric Pickles, said the proposed pharmacy “would offer a service outside the opening times of the town centre pharmacy” but noted that Falmouth Health Centre has recently been granted a similar licence “so any benefits will be limited.”

She described Penryn town centre as “fragile,” adding that “the loss of one of the few core businesses would have a significant adverse impact” on its “vitality and viability.”

For these reasons, “I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed,” she said.

Cornwall councillor for the area, Mary May, welcomed the news.

“We just have to hope now that either Asda does the honourable thing and withdraw or close,” she said, “or enforcement hopefully will close them down.”

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council’s planning enforcement office said that following the decision, "the council has written to Asda requesting that the unlawful pharmacy ceases trading and that the portacabin be removed from the car park of the store.

"In the event that the council do not receive the necessary assurances that the appropriate action is being undertaken voluntarily, enforcement action will be instigated, subject to legal advice and expediency considerations."

The decision has also been welcomed by the town's MP Sarah Newton.

She said: ‘‘I am delighted that the Planning Inspectorate have listened to the community of Penryn and have recognised, like Cornwall Council before them, that a pharmacy at the Asda site would be to the detriment of the town.

‘‘I am very grateful to all the Penryn residents and business people who signed the petition in support of refusal, and for the tireless energy of all those at Penryn GP’s surgery in combating the Asda pharmacy proposals.

"I hope that Asda will now shelve their proposals, and allow Penryn’s surgery and high street businesses to focus on what they do best- delivering first class services to local residents.

‘‘Our high streets and GPs surgeries are priceless, and I will continue to stand up alongside local residents in defence of them.’’

Read more on the story:

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Asda pharmacy bid goes to appeal

Penryn supermarket opens makeshift pharmacy

Vow to fight Asda pharmacy bid as council planners slammed

Investigation into Penryn supermarket's car park pharmacy scrapped as 'not expedient'

Falmouth MP joins protest against Penryn Asda pharmacy

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1:09pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Out of interest, where will residents from places like Mabe have to get their pharmaceutical products from out of hours when the High Street ones are closed, will they have to go into Falmouth?
Out of interest, where will residents from places like Mabe have to get their pharmaceutical products from out of hours when the High Street ones are closed, will they have to go into Falmouth? Gillian Zella Martin 09
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1:30pm Mon 22 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Goes to show that these supermarkets cant get their own way all the time !!
Goes to show that these supermarkets cant get their own way all the time !! meerkats
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2:13pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Great news! I'm sure this is the shot in the arm that Penryn town centre needed to be restored to the thriving hub of commerce it once was!!!
Great news! I'm sure this is the shot in the arm that Penryn town centre needed to be restored to the thriving hub of commerce it once was!!! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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2:42pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Will everyone that can't use a pharmacy in Azdas go to a pharmacy in Penryn though.

I am not condoning the unlawful pharmacy presently at Azdas, I do believe everyone should abide by the planning regulations, however, it does seem strange that Tesco in Helston has a pharmacy in addition to the pharmacy in the town centre.
Will everyone that can't use a pharmacy in Azdas go to a pharmacy in Penryn though. I am not condoning the unlawful pharmacy presently at Azdas, I do believe everyone should abide by the planning regulations, however, it does seem strange that Tesco in Helston has a pharmacy in addition to the pharmacy in the town centre. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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3:12pm Mon 22 Apr 13

guest01 says...

I hop ASDA takes legal action in order to defend it's right to do business.
I hop ASDA takes legal action in order to defend it's right to do business. guest01
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3:44pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Why don't they compromise, and Azdas have a pharmacy open only out of hours when the high street ones are closed.
Why don't they compromise, and Azdas have a pharmacy open only out of hours when the high street ones are closed. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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4:28pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

That is actually an excellent idea Gill!
That is actually an excellent idea Gill! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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4:52pm Mon 22 Apr 13

guest01 says...

That still artificially promotes town business against out of town.
Towns should not be given protection status with their chance to provide services.
They should earn their right to be successful in a fair market.
Why not just make Penryn a communist zone and leave it at that if the council want it to work hard.
That still artificially promotes town business against out of town. Towns should not be given protection status with their chance to provide services. They should earn their right to be successful in a fair market. Why not just make Penryn a communist zone and leave it at that if the council want it to work hard. guest01
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5:05pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
That is actually an excellent idea Gill!
Judging by the comment placed on the article 'Flying visit gives Camborne pupils a taste of life in the navy' by guest01, I suggest that guest01 is the same person as a previous poster under a different name. In my view you can change the user name but not the person.

Thanks Lord Barry, it makes a change from some of my more obscure ideas.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: That is actually an excellent idea Gill![/p][/quote]Judging by the comment placed on the article 'Flying visit gives Camborne pupils a taste of life in the navy' by guest01, I suggest that guest01 is the same person as a previous poster under a different name. In my view you can change the user name but not the person. Thanks Lord Barry, it makes a change from some of my more obscure ideas. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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5:06pm Mon 22 Apr 13

ElevenEleven says...

Guest01 - the thing is town centres in Cornwall do not currently have a level playing field because of Cornwall Council's extortionate parking charges and business rates which do not reflect the modern world.
Guest01 - the thing is town centres in Cornwall do not currently have a level playing field because of Cornwall Council's extortionate parking charges and business rates which do not reflect the modern world. ElevenEleven
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5:07pm Mon 22 Apr 13

guest01 says...

I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name?
I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name? guest01
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5:08pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Cyber Pasty says...

Fantastic we are losing a really useful pharmacy to save one that is already struggling to break even. People get so wrapped in protecting some businesses that progress is halted and we end up going back in time. At least the Penryn G.P's will still be getting their commission from every prescription from the town centre pharmacy. Bet a few Masonic handshakes were needed to stop asda. I hope they can appeal against it.
Fantastic we are losing a really useful pharmacy to save one that is already struggling to break even. People get so wrapped in protecting some businesses that progress is halted and we end up going back in time. At least the Penryn G.P's will still be getting their commission from every prescription from the town centre pharmacy. Bet a few Masonic handshakes were needed to stop asda. I hope they can appeal against it. Cyber Pasty
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5:15pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

guest01 wrote:
I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name?
I'm certainly not obsessed with you, it is just that had I realised it was guestO1 that was previously posting under wave, a bit sooner, I would not have bothered debating with you on the benefit fraud article.
[quote][p][bold]guest01[/bold] wrote: I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name?[/p][/quote]I'm certainly not obsessed with you, it is just that had I realised it was guestO1 that was previously posting under wave, a bit sooner, I would not have bothered debating with you on the benefit fraud article. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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5:22pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

At this point I must reveal that, in my original post on this article, I was resorting to the lowest form of wit, as I actually believe that these misguided attempts by Penryn councillors to shut the stable door a millimetre at a time after the horse has bolted are holding the town back.
At this point I must reveal that, in my original post on this article, I was resorting to the lowest form of wit, as I actually believe that these misguided attempts by Penryn councillors to shut the stable door a millimetre at a time after the horse has bolted are holding the town back. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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5:23pm Mon 22 Apr 13

guest01 says...

@eleveneleven,
Then the solution lies with town business paying the council to provide free parking. If they are unable to do this then they should exit the business.

Why dont the town pharmacies leave the town property and build one next to ASDA in a field, that way they get cheaper rates and free parking.

The thinking seems so locked into old town established business models that dont work for either the business or the customer.

There is no sense it preserving failure.
Business needs to be dynamic.

The problem is the council keeping the town businesses fixed when they should be promoted to compete with ASDA, they can do this by relocating.
@eleveneleven, Then the solution lies with town business paying the council to provide free parking. If they are unable to do this then they should exit the business. Why dont the town pharmacies leave the town property and build one next to ASDA in a field, that way they get cheaper rates and free parking. The thinking seems so locked into old town established business models that dont work for either the business or the customer. There is no sense it preserving failure. Business needs to be dynamic. The problem is the council keeping the town businesses fixed when they should be promoted to compete with ASDA, they can do this by relocating. guest01
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5:24pm Mon 22 Apr 13

meerkats says...

guest01 wrote:
I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name?
Here we go again same person ,different name.
[quote][p][bold]guest01[/bold] wrote: I didnt realise you were obsessed with me Gill? Have I done something wrong by changing my name?[/p][/quote]Here we go again same person ,different name. meerkats
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5:26pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
At this point I must reveal that, in my original post on this article, I was resorting to the lowest form of wit, as I actually believe that these misguided attempts by Penryn councillors to shut the stable door a millimetre at a time after the horse has bolted are holding the town back.
I understood your original post Lord Barry so I expect others did too.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: At this point I must reveal that, in my original post on this article, I was resorting to the lowest form of wit, as I actually believe that these misguided attempts by Penryn councillors to shut the stable door a millimetre at a time after the horse has bolted are holding the town back.[/p][/quote]I understood your original post Lord Barry so I expect others did too. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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5:35pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Thought so Gill as I know there are no flies on you but wasn't sure if all had.

Thanks for flagging up the identity switch, by the way.
Thought so Gill as I know there are no flies on you but wasn't sure if all had. Thanks for flagging up the identity switch, by the way. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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5:35pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Cyber Pasty says...

There is a application for a pharmacy behind ASDA near the new housing development and has ties with Hendra so it will be interesting if that is allowed to be built after refusing ASDA.
There is a application for a pharmacy behind ASDA near the new housing development and has ties with Hendra so it will be interesting if that is allowed to be built after refusing ASDA. Cyber Pasty
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7:58pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

Who knew the people in Penryn needed quite so many "drug stores" - as our American cousins might say!

Personally, I welcome this decision.

Walmart can sod off. And as it says in the article, there's a perfectly good chemist at Falmouth Health Centre that was just granted a 100 hour licence.

All the big supermarkets ever want to do is create a monopoly by shutting down all competition.

Sure, Penryn isn't a "thriving hub of commerce" to steal LBFS's phrase - but without the pharmacy and post office, it would barely have anything at all.

(Which is, of course, mostly Falmouth's fault.)

Let's see what happens when the new Sainsbury's opens at Ponsharden!
Who knew the people in Penryn needed quite so many "drug stores" - as our American cousins might say! Personally, I welcome this decision. Walmart can sod off. And as it says in the article, there's a perfectly good chemist at Falmouth Health Centre that was just granted a 100 hour licence. All the big supermarkets ever want to do is create a monopoly by shutting down all competition. Sure, Penryn isn't a "thriving hub of commerce" to steal LBFS's phrase - but without the pharmacy and post office, it would barely have anything at all. (Which is, of course, mostly Falmouth's fault.) Let's see what happens when the new Sainsbury's opens at Ponsharden! Lanty Slee
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8:59pm Mon 22 Apr 13

ElevenEleven says...

@guest01, if the businesses had to pay the cost to run those car parks it might be feasible... but Cornwall Council currently make an annual £10m profit from those car parks.
@guest01, if the businesses had to pay the cost to run those car parks it might be feasible... but Cornwall Council currently make an annual £10m profit from those car parks. ElevenEleven
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9:20pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Cyber Pasty says...

At least ASDA maintain their roads. Penryn town centre is slowly destroying my motorbike with its potholes. I imagine the extra driving from ASDA to pharmacies is great for the environment where if the pharmacy and supermarket is in one place then there is more time for other things.
At least ASDA maintain their roads. Penryn town centre is slowly destroying my motorbike with its potholes. I imagine the extra driving from ASDA to pharmacies is great for the environment where if the pharmacy and supermarket is in one place then there is more time for other things. Cyber Pasty
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10:20pm Mon 22 Apr 13

Claudius says...

I'm more interested in Sherlock Gills assumption that Guest01 is the infamous Wave.
Was he/ she booted off then ?
I'm more interested in Sherlock Gills assumption that Guest01 is the infamous Wave. Was he/ she booted off then ? Claudius
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8:02am Tue 23 Apr 13

ucsweb says...

Great shame. If Penryn want the business then give people somewhere to park! Falmouth has the same problem. This will NOT force people to go into Penryn.
Great shame. If Penryn want the business then give people somewhere to park! Falmouth has the same problem. This will NOT force people to go into Penryn. ucsweb
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9:28am Tue 23 Apr 13

ucsweb says...

Lanty Slee, "but without the pharmacy and post office, it would barely have anything at all.
(Which is, of course, mostly Falmouth's fault.)" how do you figure it is Falmouth's fault?
Asda is in Penryn and was wanted by Penryn at the time. In fact many people in Penryn approved of Asda after objecting to Co-op and Tesco applying for planning at Ponsharden.
Lanty Slee, "but without the pharmacy and post office, it would barely have anything at all. (Which is, of course, mostly Falmouth's fault.)" how do you figure it is Falmouth's fault? Asda is in Penryn and was wanted by Penryn at the time. In fact many people in Penryn approved of Asda after objecting to Co-op and Tesco applying for planning at Ponsharden. ucsweb
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2:00pm Tue 23 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

The sheer proximity of Falmouth drives trade away from Penryn.

If you were a national chain looking to open a new store, Wilkinson say, would you open in Falmouth or the nearby Penryn?

You certainly wouldn't open 2 outlets so close to each other would you?

Some of the businesses in Penryn even appropriate the 'Falmouth' name to distance themselves from their host town - though I won't name any names.

Of course Falmouth is at least partly to blame for Penryn's decline. Of course it is!

But then again, give it a few years and it'll just be another suburb anyway - like Budock Water is about to become.
The sheer proximity of Falmouth drives trade away from Penryn. If you were a national chain looking to open a new store, Wilkinson say, would you open in Falmouth or the nearby Penryn? You certainly wouldn't open 2 outlets so close to each other would you? Some of the businesses in Penryn even appropriate the 'Falmouth' name to distance themselves from their host town - though I won't name any names. Of course Falmouth is at least partly to blame for Penryn's decline. Of course it is! But then again, give it a few years and it'll just be another suburb anyway - like Budock Water is about to become. Lanty Slee
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2:07pm Tue 23 Apr 13

guest01 says...

Nothing wrong with Penryn dissolving into a suburb of Falmouth. It would likely be the best option of it's continuity as a community.
Nothing wrong with Penryn dissolving into a suburb of Falmouth. It would likely be the best option of it's continuity as a community. guest01
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3:46pm Tue 23 Apr 13

cornish pixie says...

i am dissapointed that asda will have to cease trade at the pharmacy! my son had to visit serco and as a result needed antibiotics! i had to travel to truro at 10pm as tesco had the only out of hours pharmacy! he is only 1!! its a shame people cold not see this was needed as im sure people who could not get to adsa would still have used the town to collect prescriptions!!
i am dissapointed that asda will have to cease trade at the pharmacy! my son had to visit serco and as a result needed antibiotics! i had to travel to truro at 10pm as tesco had the only out of hours pharmacy! he is only 1!! its a shame people cold not see this was needed as im sure people who could not get to adsa would still have used the town to collect prescriptions!! cornish pixie
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3:56pm Tue 23 Apr 13

guest01 says...

It's an outrage rather than a disappointment.
It's an outrage rather than a disappointment. guest01
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8:43pm Tue 23 Apr 13

Cyber Pasty says...

I feel the stupid decision to refuse the pharmacy is going to be at the expense of someones health. If something bad happens I hope it plays on every councilors mind.

Cornish Pixie as a parent myself I know what its like late when no where is open and you have to travel far to cure some symptoms for our little ones but at least a already struggling pharmacy in Penryn town is safe along with the Penryn GP's commission money.
I feel the stupid decision to refuse the pharmacy is going to be at the expense of someones health. If something bad happens I hope it plays on every councilors mind. Cornish Pixie as a parent myself I know what its like late when no where is open and you have to travel far to cure some symptoms for our little ones but at least a already struggling pharmacy in Penryn town is safe along with the Penryn GP's commission money. Cyber Pasty
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9:18pm Tue 23 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

What's wrong with the pharmacy at Falmouth Health Centre?
What's wrong with the pharmacy at Falmouth Health Centre? Lanty Slee
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10:21pm Tue 23 Apr 13

ucsweb says...

Lanty Slee Falmouth Health Centre will not be 24/7. And your argument about national chains is wrong. Where are Asda and B&Q located?
A poor decision for patients ill outside of opening hours.
Lanty Slee Falmouth Health Centre will not be 24/7. And your argument about national chains is wrong. Where are Asda and B&Q located? A poor decision for patients ill outside of opening hours. ucsweb
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11:12pm Tue 23 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

ucsweb wrote:
Lanty Slee Falmouth Health Centre will not be 24/7. And your argument about national chains is wrong. Where are Asda and B&Q located?
A poor decision for patients ill outside of opening hours.
The pharmacy at Asda wouldn't have been 24/7 either - it would have had a 100 hour licence, just the same as Falmouth Health Centre has been granted.

In fact I'm pretty sure the only chemists open really late (until midnight) in the whole county is the Boots at Hayle.

As for my argument about national chains being wrong - would that be the Asda and B&Q located in an out of town retail park by the bypass that you are referring to?

It hardly matters that they are on the outskirts of Penryn, they may as well be on the outskirts of Falmouth for all the benefits it brings to the town centre.

And Asda doesn't even call itself Asda Penryn, if you look on its website it's the "Asda Falmouth Superstore"!

Patients ill outside opening hours should drive the 40 minutes to Hayle if it's that desperate - or call a doctor. We do still have the NHS, just about.
[quote][p][bold]ucsweb[/bold] wrote: Lanty Slee Falmouth Health Centre will not be 24/7. And your argument about national chains is wrong. Where are Asda and B&Q located? A poor decision for patients ill outside of opening hours.[/p][/quote]The pharmacy at Asda wouldn't have been 24/7 either - it would have had a 100 hour licence, just the same as Falmouth Health Centre has been granted. In fact I'm pretty sure the only chemists open really late (until midnight) in the whole county is the Boots at Hayle. As for my argument about national chains being wrong - would that be the Asda and B&Q located in an out of town retail park by the bypass that you are referring to? It hardly matters that they are on the outskirts of Penryn, they may as well be on the outskirts of Falmouth for all the benefits it brings to the town centre. And Asda doesn't even call itself Asda Penryn, if you look on its website it's the "Asda Falmouth Superstore"! Patients ill outside opening hours should drive the 40 minutes to Hayle if it's that desperate - or call a doctor. We do still have the NHS, just about. Lanty Slee
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9:55am Wed 24 Apr 13

Marcella M says...

Where is the Falmouth Health Centre Pharmacy????
There is a small Boots by Trescobeas Surgery.

Oh and Lanty Slee , not all of us have cars to do the 40 min drive to Hayle.

The ASDA pharmacy is good for everyone to get to and has free parking!

I think this needs to be looked at again as so many people seem to want the pharmacy at Asda, looking at Facebook and comments on here .It should be what the people want - not the Drs .
Where is the Falmouth Health Centre Pharmacy???? There is a small Boots by Trescobeas Surgery. Oh and Lanty Slee , not all of us have cars to do the 40 min drive to Hayle. The ASDA pharmacy is good for everyone to get to and has free parking! I think this needs to be looked at again as so many people seem to want the pharmacy at Asda, looking at Facebook and comments on here .It should be what the people want - not the Drs . Marcella M
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10:21am Wed 24 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

If you don't have a car, why should free parking matter?

Plus I don't see how the Walmart is any more convenient than the Boots on Trescobeas Road - IF you don't have a car...
If you don't have a car, why should free parking matter? Plus I don't see how the Walmart is any more convenient than the Boots on Trescobeas Road - IF you don't have a car... Lanty Slee
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10:48am Wed 24 Apr 13

cornish pixie says...

i think your missing the point lanty slee marcella was pointing out the benefits of having a local out of hours pharmacy from both sides! as it currently stands boots is not open after 6pm so yes asda is better!! i would not want to be driving to hayle at midnight feeling unwell!
i think your missing the point lanty slee marcella was pointing out the benefits of having a local out of hours pharmacy from both sides! as it currently stands boots is not open after 6pm so yes asda is better!! i would not want to be driving to hayle at midnight feeling unwell! cornish pixie
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3:08pm Wed 24 Apr 13

Cyber Pasty says...

I can't help thinking that regardless of what the people want the council are just blinded by 'protect everything' Penryn alone has expanded in population with the influx of students. More people need more facilities like a out of hours pharmacy. Plus it's nice to hand in you're prescription do the weekly shop and pick it up when you have finished. Knowing you can go back to you're free car parking and have more time with the family etc rather than going to A to B to C to get things done.
I can't help thinking that regardless of what the people want the council are just blinded by 'protect everything' Penryn alone has expanded in population with the influx of students. More people need more facilities like a out of hours pharmacy. Plus it's nice to hand in you're prescription do the weekly shop and pick it up when you have finished. Knowing you can go back to you're free car parking and have more time with the family etc rather than going to A to B to C to get things done. Cyber Pasty
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2:36am Thu 25 Apr 13

guest01 says...

I wish MP's did not represent the policy of idiots. If they think a matter is worth getting involved in the there should be at least an electronic poll to all constituents of Truro and Falmouth in order to vote on it.
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If I was the boss of ASDA in UK.
I would close down the Penryn ASDA overnight. And pay off all the staff as maybe required by law. Then Penryn would feel the full force of what fantasy they created.
It would be a town of hungry screaming residents.
The council would be begging and do anything ASDA wanted.
It's time the people with the real power and influence used it to make a point.

There was a time before ASDA was built, a Penryn that coped without it. But that time can't be just found again. The population and demand for the service and produce is so high.
Within 72 hours Penryn would turn into a dangerous place.
I wish MP's did not represent the policy of idiots. If they think a matter is worth getting involved in the there should be at least an electronic poll to all constituents of Truro and Falmouth in order to vote on it. .... If I was the boss of ASDA in UK. I would close down the Penryn ASDA overnight. And pay off all the staff as maybe required by law. Then Penryn would feel the full force of what fantasy they created. It would be a town of hungry screaming residents. The council would be begging and do anything ASDA wanted. It's time the people with the real power and influence used it to make a point. There was a time before ASDA was built, a Penryn that coped without it. But that time can't be just found again. The population and demand for the service and produce is so high. Within 72 hours Penryn would turn into a dangerous place. guest01
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9:20am Thu 25 Apr 13

Lanty Slee says...

You say that like it's a good thing.
You say that like it's a good thing. Lanty Slee
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11:49am Thu 25 Apr 13

Marcella M says...

Guest 01 - Very well said!! An electronic poll would say it all!!!

Also a shame that the people working in the pharmacy have now lost their positions.. Maybe the one in Penryn will take them on as they will be so busy?

Will be very interesting to see the same refusal being given to the planning for the pharmacy being built behind ASDA .
Guest 01 - Very well said!! An electronic poll would say it all!!! Also a shame that the people working in the pharmacy have now lost their positions.. Maybe the one in Penryn will take them on as they will be so busy? Will be very interesting to see the same refusal being given to the planning for the pharmacy being built behind ASDA . Marcella M
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1:32pm Thu 25 Apr 13

ucsweb says...

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Is the pharmacy licence for: http://www.falmouthp acket.co.uk/news/100 93630.Vets_bid_to_bu ild_state_of_the_art _Penryn_animal_hospi tal/ ucsweb
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