Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by Robert Wakeham.
A ‘Helensburger’? – now there’s an idea.
Robert Wakeham also commented
- It’s surely unlikely that Waitrose – despite its ‘value’ range – will put the town centre Co-op out of business, isn’t it?
- So what does the Co-op need to do to improve its service – and doesn’t Helensburgh support a reasonable deli in the town?
- I wonder whether ‘mitgation’ acted as the proverbial carrot?
- It’s easy to grump about the Co-op, but despite the muttering it does serve Argyll pretty well – and I don’t think I’m imagining it to say that it’s improved its ‘offer’ steadily over the years
- Too right that ‘no one wants to see Helensburgh die on its feet’, but could there be other factors involved in the decline of the town centre? Only last week the boss of Sainsburys (probably aiming at the planners) suggested that town centres abandoned by the retail sector should concentrate on residential uses, and – however brutal and self-serving that suggestion – he was probably right, for some places. Maybe this will be a wake-up call for Helensburgh – it’s slightly off the beaten track, maybe not much more than a Glasgow commuter suburb disguised as a town? – and unfortunately has become cut off from fellow communities on the shores of the lower Clyde. That’s the impression I get, as an outsider.
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