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The town supports TWO excellent deli’s. …

Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by PBP.

The town supports TWO excellent deli’s.

PBP also commented

  • No.
  • At last we agree! And CSB is right about Joe’s steak pies. Three good reasons for shopping in Helensburgh town centre already.
  • And so they should. That part of the CHORD project which relates to Colquhoun Square is both desecration of a lovely square and a recipe for snarled up traffic in the town centre.

    It was ironic to hear Mars Mulvaney supporting Waitrose and arguing that the town centre would be ok, when his ‘kinky road’ project, as it is known locally, will provide a far greater threat to town centre retailers.

    In the light of the Waitrose decision, the council now has a perfect reason to halt the CHORD project for the square and begin a re-examination of what should be done in the town centre in the light of the new circumstances.

    I for one will not be voting for Councillor Mulvaney or the other two in May. Let him go back to his weekly Toyota photo call in the Dancevertiser!

Recent comments by PBP

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    Not Council haters, Bob, just new Colquhoun Square haters. Helensburgh Civic Centre is a superb example of how to blend old and new; Colquhoun Square is a fine example of how not to.
  • Helensburgh’s Colquhoun Square revision a continuing and maturing asset
    Not only are they already looking scruffy, you have to get on your knees to read the already fading text on these mini-monuments, which also provide the biggest obstacle course for the blind in the West of Scotland.

    What is already known locally as ‘the concrete jungle’ will be a complete eyesore in no time if the present level of non-maintenance is maintained..

    Too think we sacrificed a classic and beautiful Victorian town square for this!

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  • Boyne LIVE for Helensburgh
    Yet another woeful decision from Argyll and Bute Council. I trust the Council will be fully responsible for any costs arising and that, as they are now responsible for enforcing parking regulations, they will be out in force to do so.

    Yet another blow to local commerce after the years of mismanagement of the CHORD project and other works. It is hard to imagine any town centre shops and businesses staying open that day.

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