New Poundland to open in Victoria Square next month

The Bolton News: Poundland in Newport Street Poundland in Newport Street

A DATE has been set for Poundland to open its new outlet in Victoria Square opposite Bolton Town Hall.

The Newport Street shop where 20 people have been working is closing as the new larger store at units 19, 21 and 23, next to Specsavers, opens in a month’s time, on March 7.

Poundland claims to be Europe’s biggest single-price discount retailer, with more than 500 stores nationwide selling household items at £1 each across numerous ranges, including food and drink, homewares, DIY, health and safety, pet, baby, stationery and toys.

Trading director Richard Lancaster said: “Poundland has grown significantly over the last 12 months and it’s fantastic to see this expansion continuing with a bigger and brighter store in Bolton.

“We’re looking forward to opening our doors.”

When Birmingham-based Poundland announced plans for the switch in October, Bolton Council leader Cliff Morris welcomed the move, despite the local authority previously voicing concern over the rising number of pound shops, takeaways and bookmakers in the town centre.

He said: “We are always pleased when businesses decide they want to stay in Bolton town centre.

“They are moving to currently unoccupied premises and will leave behind an empty unit, but they are not leaving Bolton.

“It’s a sign of the times that it’s a pound shop, but people clearly need it and are using it.”

Poundland was launched 23 years ago by Dave Dodd and Stephen Smith, specialising in kitchen-ware, gifts, healthcare and other products across 16 categories and, like its rivals, operates a constantly rotating product line with items sold at £1.

The chief executive of Poundland is James McCarthy, who left his role as managing director at Sainsbury’s to take over from Mr Dodd in 2006.

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7:28am Sat 8 Feb 14

Boltoner1 says...

Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.
Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well. Boltoner1

7:59am Sat 8 Feb 14

Bilulek says...

If a councillor is happy that poundland will be opposite the town hall, never mind it being in town at all, then things are going the wrong way. Good way to make sure people stay away from town centre. Well done councillors - empty shops or pound shops, that's Bolton!
If a councillor is happy that poundland will be opposite the town hall, never mind it being in town at all, then things are going the wrong way. Good way to make sure people stay away from town centre. Well done councillors - empty shops or pound shops, that's Bolton! Bilulek

8:52am Sat 8 Feb 14

boltonman1971 says...

I personally don't see a problem with it as long as looks good from the front what it matter what kind of shop it is surely its better to have occupied shops than empty ones, Anything that attracted people to the town more footfall more chance more company s wanting open in Bolton

And to the person that said they will stick with wigan and manchester your telling me no pound shops there? I went arndale couple years ago first time since its been done up and was a big new pound shop upstairs , I used work in manchester and go in arndale regular been a pound shop in there least 10 years
I personally don't see a problem with it as long as looks good from the front what it matter what kind of shop it is surely its better to have occupied shops than empty ones, Anything that attracted people to the town more footfall more chance more company s wanting open in Bolton And to the person that said they will stick with wigan and manchester your telling me no pound shops there? I went arndale couple years ago first time since its been done up and was a big new pound shop upstairs , I used work in manchester and go in arndale regular been a pound shop in there least 10 years boltonman1971

9:00am Sat 8 Feb 14

hoping4peace says...

yes, we,ve yet another discount store in the town centre, but at least its a sustainable business unlike many selling seasonal items that open for a few months then disappear in january..
the rise in these types of shops are a sign of the times, not just in bolton,but everywhere.
in recent years bolton council has allowed the development of sites like bolton gates, trinity, retail park, and bolton shopping park, all within walking distance of the centre, all with free parking!
then wonder why people and businesses avoid investing bolton town centre
the building facing the town hall itself is an eyesore above the shopping facade, as with most of the precinct,
yes, we,ve yet another discount store in the town centre, but at least its a sustainable business unlike many selling seasonal items that open for a few months then disappear in january.. the rise in these types of shops are a sign of the times, not just in bolton,but everywhere. in recent years bolton council has allowed the development of sites like bolton gates, trinity, retail park, and bolton shopping park, all within walking distance of the centre, all with free parking! then wonder why people and businesses avoid investing bolton town centre the building facing the town hall itself is an eyesore above the shopping facade, as with most of the precinct, hoping4peace

9:11am Sat 8 Feb 14

Boltoner1 says...

Wigan and Manchester do have pound shops but they also have the ability to attract big name retailers. Bolton seems to thrive off charity shops and pound shops and that's about it. Look at all the empty units in the market place for example. The main precinct and Newport street is just full of charity, discount and tat shops. Hardly a selling point really.
Wigan and Manchester do have pound shops but they also have the ability to attract big name retailers. Bolton seems to thrive off charity shops and pound shops and that's about it. Look at all the empty units in the market place for example. The main precinct and Newport street is just full of charity, discount and tat shops. Hardly a selling point really. Boltoner1

10:23am Sat 8 Feb 14

Chrome1 says...

Boltonians rejoice!!!
Boltonians rejoice!!! Chrome1

10:33am Sat 8 Feb 14

ruined heritage says...

Yet another reason I don't shop in bolton anymore, the town centre is a wash of pound shops, bookies and pay day loan companies. The whole town centre is a disgrace to the town and its residents and is certainly not befitting of the largest town in Europe
Yet another reason I don't shop in bolton anymore, the town centre is a wash of pound shops, bookies and pay day loan companies. The whole town centre is a disgrace to the town and its residents and is certainly not befitting of the largest town in Europe ruined heritage

10:37am Sat 8 Feb 14

DjMorley says...

This is a joke right.... No well it should be why don't we have the guy from London selling his fish as well £1 fish as bolton is turning into pound town!!
This is a joke right.... No well it should be why don't we have the guy from London selling his fish as well £1 fish as bolton is turning into pound town!! DjMorley

11:17am Sat 8 Feb 14

Ronnies27 says...

If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping
If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping Ronnies27

11:22am Sat 8 Feb 14

breightmet kid says...

The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years.

I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on.

My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town.

Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall.

Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society.

The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise.

Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on.

It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything.

No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care?

What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area.

What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no.

Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.
The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years. I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on. My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town. Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall. Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society. The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise. Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on. It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything. No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care? What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area. What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no. Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out. breightmet kid

11:24am Sat 8 Feb 14

marco999 says...

My partner and I were caught in the rain last week during a trip to Bolton so we popped into a pound shop and bought 2 umbrellas. We walked across the precinct from well springs and by the time we had got to Marks & Spencers the umbrella's were inside out with half the spokes bent beyond repair so we binned them both. 'What did I expect for a pound' I hear you say. Well, on reflection 'exactly that' I suppose - a load of cr4p.
My partner and I were caught in the rain last week during a trip to Bolton so we popped into a pound shop and bought 2 umbrellas. We walked across the precinct from well springs and by the time we had got to Marks & Spencers the umbrella's were inside out with half the spokes bent beyond repair so we binned them both. 'What did I expect for a pound' I hear you say. Well, on reflection 'exactly that' I suppose - a load of cr4p. marco999

11:25am Sat 8 Feb 14

DjMorley says...

Ronnies27 wrote:
If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping
Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless...
[quote][p][bold]Ronnies27[/bold] wrote: If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping[/p][/quote]Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless... DjMorley

11:56am Sat 8 Feb 14

Boltoner1 says...

My comment about Manchester still stands. The point about Manchester Arndale having ONE pound shop and one discount supermarket is exactly that. The foundations of Bolton is built on this type of shop. No wonder we don't attract shopping tourists here like Wigan, bury and Manchester . Every time I walk through the town I feel embarrassed of the state it now is.
My comment about Manchester still stands. The point about Manchester Arndale having ONE pound shop and one discount supermarket is exactly that. The foundations of Bolton is built on this type of shop. No wonder we don't attract shopping tourists here like Wigan, bury and Manchester . Every time I walk through the town I feel embarrassed of the state it now is. Boltoner1

12:31pm Sat 8 Feb 14

adatherton says...

Boltoner1 wrote:
Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.
Interesting point about Wigan. Due to the way the motorways are organised, it takes ages to get from Wigan suburbs to Manchester, but from Bolton it's really easy - meaning Manchester 'creams off' the best shoppers from Bolton but not from Wigan.
[quote][p][bold]Boltoner1[/bold] wrote: Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.[/p][/quote]Interesting point about Wigan. Due to the way the motorways are organised, it takes ages to get from Wigan suburbs to Manchester, but from Bolton it's really easy - meaning Manchester 'creams off' the best shoppers from Bolton but not from Wigan. adatherton

12:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

adatherton says...

Boltoner1 wrote:
Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.
Oh by the way the great success of Middlebrook inevitably causes problems for Bolton town centre.
[quote][p][bold]Boltoner1[/bold] wrote: Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.[/p][/quote]Oh by the way the great success of Middlebrook inevitably causes problems for Bolton town centre. adatherton

12:36pm Sat 8 Feb 14

M.I.B. says...

You know how you get comfortable with your SO in a relationship? Like for instance, when she doesn't put makeup on all the time or when he might let out a cheeky one whilst in bed, well I feel like Bolton Council has just given up now and just sh*t all over us.
You know how you get comfortable with your SO in a relationship? Like for instance, when she doesn't put makeup on all the time or when he might let out a cheeky one whilst in bed, well I feel like Bolton Council has just given up now and just sh*t all over us. M.I.B.

3:42pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DC Ferret says...

Boltoner1 wrote:
Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.
Wigan? Really? It's ridiculous to claim towns like Wigan and Bury are better than Bolton, they're not, despite the inane knocking of Bolton by many on this site, thsi town has been affected by changes evident in all towns. Honestly, someone on this site relatively recently suggested Manchester had 3 times the wealth of Bolton, and Bury has twice! I wouldn't dispute the first, bvut Bury? I mean are people reallly szuggesting that the wealth of Manchester and Bury are so close. Look at the official figures for Bolton, 5th busiest shopping destination in the whole of the north west, largest and fastest growing economy in Greater Manchester outside of Manchester city, so stop ballooning and check your facts
[quote][p][bold]Boltoner1[/bold] wrote: Really just sums up the way Bolton is going. A discount store in a prime location. Never going to be the town it used to be. Think I'll stick to Manchester / Wigan where they have proper shops as well.[/p][/quote]Wigan? Really? It's ridiculous to claim towns like Wigan and Bury are better than Bolton, they're not, despite the inane knocking of Bolton by many on this site, thsi town has been affected by changes evident in all towns. Honestly, someone on this site relatively recently suggested Manchester had 3 times the wealth of Bolton, and Bury has twice! I wouldn't dispute the first, bvut Bury? I mean are people reallly szuggesting that the wealth of Manchester and Bury are so close. Look at the official figures for Bolton, 5th busiest shopping destination in the whole of the north west, largest and fastest growing economy in Greater Manchester outside of Manchester city, so stop ballooning and check your facts DC Ferret

3:50pm Sat 8 Feb 14

trish1975 says...

marco999 wrote:
My partner and I were caught in the rain last week during a trip to Bolton so we popped into a pound shop and bought 2 umbrellas. We walked across the precinct from well springs and by the time we had got to Marks & Spencers the umbrella's were inside out with half the spokes bent beyond repair so we binned them both. 'What did I expect for a pound' I hear you say. Well, on reflection 'exactly that' I suppose - a load of cr4p.
so the wind had nothing to do with the umbrellas turning inside out then.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: My partner and I were caught in the rain last week during a trip to Bolton so we popped into a pound shop and bought 2 umbrellas. We walked across the precinct from well springs and by the time we had got to Marks & Spencers the umbrella's were inside out with half the spokes bent beyond repair so we binned them both. 'What did I expect for a pound' I hear you say. Well, on reflection 'exactly that' I suppose - a load of cr4p.[/p][/quote]so the wind had nothing to do with the umbrellas turning inside out then. trish1975

4:09pm Sat 8 Feb 14

melloj says...

Talk about drab!
Talk about drab! melloj

5:58pm Sat 8 Feb 14

hal pel says...

breightmet kid wrote:
The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years.

I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on.

My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town.

Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall.

Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society.

The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise.

Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on.

It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything.

No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care?

What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area.

What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no.

Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.
Yawn!
[quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years. I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on. My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town. Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall. Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society. The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise. Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on. It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything. No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care? What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area. What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no. Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.[/p][/quote]Yawn! hal pel

6:54pm Sat 8 Feb 14

pecky2k says...

It's a shop that provides for those who need cut price products, who cares where it is!
If it could be done properly then the town could benefit from a new council, it's their fault that the town is failing, not the shops that are struggling to survive.
Many other towns and cities in the UK are surviving, some even thriving during these dark economic times.
I've always said if there is a fault somewhere follow the path back to the root of the problem, most happen to be Bolton Councils fault......
Just hope that folks vote with open eyes in future instead of voting their usuals.
It's a shop that provides for those who need cut price products, who cares where it is! If it could be done properly then the town could benefit from a new council, it's their fault that the town is failing, not the shops that are struggling to survive. Many other towns and cities in the UK are surviving, some even thriving during these dark economic times. I've always said if there is a fault somewhere follow the path back to the root of the problem, most happen to be Bolton Councils fault...... Just hope that folks vote with open eyes in future instead of voting their usuals. pecky2k

7:16pm Sat 8 Feb 14

mr.mark.c says...

DjMorley wrote:
Ronnies27 wrote:
If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping
Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless...
It isn't a new one, they are moving about 300yds into new premises, not really newsworthy to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]DjMorley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronnies27[/bold] wrote: If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping[/p][/quote]Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless...[/p][/quote]It isn't a new one, they are moving about 300yds into new premises, not really newsworthy to be honest. mr.mark.c

7:22pm Sat 8 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

What a relief,when I first say the headline I thought it Said "Poland shop".To reiterate my fellow commentator wsw69 ,If I had apound for everytime Fat Morris screwed up I could afford to shop at Herrods.
What a relief,when I first say the headline I thought it Said "Poland shop".To reiterate my fellow commentator wsw69 ,If I had apound for everytime Fat Morris screwed up I could afford to shop at Herrods. boltonnut

7:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

dougie kay says...

Have yet to hear a good word said about this Morris chap ,appart from the fact,that he is as many comments suggest, an habitual masturbater, what ever that implies, one wonders how he manages to get re-elcted
Have yet to hear a good word said about this Morris chap ,appart from the fact,that he is as many comments suggest, an habitual masturbater, what ever that implies, one wonders how he manages to get re-elcted dougie kay

7:40pm Sat 8 Feb 14

mart55 says...

DjMorley wrote:
Ronnies27 wrote:
If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping
Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless...
We had all those shops 10 - 15 years ago but didn't use them and they closed down... we now reap what we sowed - a town centre to be proud of LOL
[quote][p][bold]DjMorley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronnies27[/bold] wrote: If yo believed the majority of comments on here you would think that pound shops are only in Bolton not the multi million pound businesses that they are. As for going to Manchester to avoid such shops in prime locactions the Arndale has a pound shop AND a discount supermarket insid.e it. Happy shopping[/p][/quote]Lol it's not the fact there no where els it's the fact that we have about 3 £1 shops and then secondhand shop etc and you can get to then all with 2mins of walking and with a new pound land we will have 4 of them all selling the same stuff.. What happend to all the gadget shops music stores etc this is what bolton needs not a £1 shop that we have any way it's just plain pointless...[/p][/quote]We had all those shops 10 - 15 years ago but didn't use them and they closed down... we now reap what we sowed - a town centre to be proud of LOL mart55

9:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

hal pel says...

breightmet kid wrote:
The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years.

I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on.

My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town.

Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall.

Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society.

The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise.

Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on.

It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything.

No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care?

What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area.

What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no.

Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.
Yawn!
[quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years. I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on. My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town. Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall. Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society. The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise. Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on. It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything. No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care? What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area. What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no. Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.[/p][/quote]Yawn! hal pel

3:10am Sun 9 Feb 14

nicadid says...

RIP Bolton
Its an disgrace what the PATHETIC council has slowly let happen to this once great town.
I could go on forever about this sorry state of affairs but to sum it up in a nutshell........I ask you.......What has been the largest building project Bolton has produced in its town centre over the last decade?
ANSWER: An overpriced NCP 'State of the art' Multi-Story car park!!
This was probably built to rival their 'Unique' and 'Pioneering' pay and display machines that DONT give you change!!!
Well done Bolton Council......I wait with baited breath for your next shrewd move.
RIP Bolton Its an disgrace what the PATHETIC council has slowly let happen to this once great town. I could go on forever about this sorry state of affairs but to sum it up in a nutshell........I ask you.......What has been the largest building project Bolton has produced in its town centre over the last decade? ANSWER: An overpriced NCP 'State of the art' Multi-Story car park!! This was probably built to rival their 'Unique' and 'Pioneering' pay and display machines that DONT give you change!!! Well done Bolton Council......I wait with baited breath for your next shrewd move. nicadid

10:40am Sun 9 Feb 14

breightmet kid says...

When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians. breightmet kid

11:00am Sun 9 Feb 14

shadowfax says...

corrupt...inept...eg
otisical....shamboli
c......that sums up bolton council.....pity they all couldnt be investigated and jailed for the mismanagement of the once great town.....alas the powers that be are just as bad.....c,est la vie.....
if you want to be a councillor....then you should be immediately banned for life......self serving parasites......here endeth the lesson !!!!
corrupt...inept...eg otisical....shamboli c......that sums up bolton council.....pity they all couldnt be investigated and jailed for the mismanagement of the once great town.....alas the powers that be are just as bad.....c,est la vie..... if you want to be a councillor....then you should be immediately banned for life......self serving parasites......here endeth the lesson !!!! shadowfax

11:14am Sun 9 Feb 14

Citizen Cane says...

How long till M&S exits Bolton Town Centre? Once that happens, the whole centre will only survive by becoming a chav magnet, of which the arrival of Poundland in a prime position is an early indicator.
How long till M&S exits Bolton Town Centre? Once that happens, the whole centre will only survive by becoming a chav magnet, of which the arrival of Poundland in a prime position is an early indicator. Citizen Cane

8:11pm Sun 9 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

Poundland = the equivalent of a huge turd on ones doorstep. Looking from the town hall windows towards that row of shops will show only one thing. A foul Blot on the Landscape!

Bolton Council = a queer bunch of parasites occupying the clown hall who are 100% utter professional f**k-up merchants.
Poundland = the equivalent of a huge turd on ones doorstep. Looking from the town hall windows towards that row of shops will show only one thing. A foul Blot on the Landscape! Bolton Council = a queer bunch of parasites occupying the clown hall who are 100% utter professional f**k-up merchants. wsw69

11:56pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Lancashire always says...

breightmet kid wrote:
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
what's a chugger ?
[quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.[/p][/quote]what's a chugger ? Lancashire always

12:53am Mon 10 Feb 14

mr.mark.c says...

Lancashire always wrote:
breightmet kid wrote:
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
what's a chugger ?
Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.[/p][/quote]what's a chugger ?[/p][/quote]Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly. mr.mark.c

1:49am Mon 10 Feb 14

pecky2k says...

Oh so many negatives against my last comment, looks like Bolton Council and the snobs aren't too keen on what I have to say....truth hurt does it??
If there was no demand for poundshops then they wouldn't survive, but not only are they surviving but now expanding.
Bolton is dead, it is running on empty and until something radical happens then it won't change.
The main routes into town are not appealing, many shops are shut during the day as they are nighttime businesses like nightclubs and fast food takeaways, there are also many premises that are empty therefore the town looks terrible to visitors and residents alike, Poundland have decided to relocate to a prime position, we should be thanking them for saving us the embarrassment of yet another empty shop in such an obvious place.
Wigan and Bury both have pound shops in prime locations, Manchester has a poundshop and a Lidl or Aldi in the Arndale.
Can't understand the mentality of some of you, sitting there moaning on about how poor the town square will look with a poundshop on it, better it being an occupied shop than another wart.
I'll tell you what, if you don't want to see a poundshop on the main town square or even see empty shops everywhere then use your votes properly, until then shut up and live with the decisions made by the blundering Bolton councillors!
Oh so many negatives against my last comment, looks like Bolton Council and the snobs aren't too keen on what I have to say....truth hurt does it?? If there was no demand for poundshops then they wouldn't survive, but not only are they surviving but now expanding. Bolton is dead, it is running on empty and until something radical happens then it won't change. The main routes into town are not appealing, many shops are shut during the day as they are nighttime businesses like nightclubs and fast food takeaways, there are also many premises that are empty therefore the town looks terrible to visitors and residents alike, Poundland have decided to relocate to a prime position, we should be thanking them for saving us the embarrassment of yet another empty shop in such an obvious place. Wigan and Bury both have pound shops in prime locations, Manchester has a poundshop and a Lidl or Aldi in the Arndale. Can't understand the mentality of some of you, sitting there moaning on about how poor the town square will look with a poundshop on it, better it being an occupied shop than another wart. I'll tell you what, if you don't want to see a poundshop on the main town square or even see empty shops everywhere then use your votes properly, until then shut up and live with the decisions made by the blundering Bolton councillors! pecky2k

2:28am Mon 10 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Lancashire always wrote:
breightmet kid wrote:
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
what's a chugger ?
Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.
On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on.

In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum.

I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.[/p][/quote]what's a chugger ?[/p][/quote]Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.[/p][/quote]On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on. In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum. I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre. wsw69

2:39am Mon 10 Feb 14

mr.mark.c says...

wsw69 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
Lancashire always wrote:
breightmet kid wrote:
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
what's a chugger ?
Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.
On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on.

In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum.

I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre.
If one touched me then I would give no warning, its assault and a decent punch is self defence.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.[/p][/quote]what's a chugger ?[/p][/quote]Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.[/p][/quote]On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on. In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum. I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre.[/p][/quote]If one touched me then I would give no warning, its assault and a decent punch is self defence. mr.mark.c

11:46am Mon 10 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

breightmet kid wrote:
The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years.

I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on.

My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town.

Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall.

Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society.

The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise.

Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on.

It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything.

No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care?

What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area.

What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no.

Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.
A better idea would be to vote the councillors out.
[quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years. I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on. My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town. Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall. Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society. The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise. Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on. It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything. No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care? What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area. What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no. Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.[/p][/quote]A better idea would be to vote the councillors out. Donkey Stone

3:39pm Mon 10 Feb 14

whitehorselawyer says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
breightmet kid wrote:
The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years.

I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on.

My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town.

Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall.

Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society.

The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise.

Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on.

It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything.

No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care?

What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area.

What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no.

Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.
A better idea would be to vote the councillors out.
The market place is a desperate last of the dice to make amends for one big mess up.the filthy streets beggars and Bradshawgate looks like Benidorm the belief family's are going to flock here of a night are a joke.unless you want your car robbing and mugged over most of which goes unreported before some rose tinted starts fumbling for there false stats .
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: The move of Poundland from one site to another makes no difference to the town, a shop site is still vacant. Bolton is going downhill, rapidly, and has been doing so for many many years. I have family history in this town and I dont think my fore fathers who built transport links around the town would think very much of what is going on. My father said that taking the buses out of the town by pedestrianisation would kill the town, proven to be so, and he said in 1960 that the reintroduction of trams would happen. Its not happened in Bolton and is unlikely to happen but Bury is booming, mostly because of good transport links to a central bus/tram station attached to the best market on Lancashire. Why have big businesses invested huge capital sums in Bury? Good transport links and people flocking to the best market, good local authority management and Councillors who have a heart in their town. Bolton has revamped its open market and there is so much unused space that you could hold tea dances in the afternoons. It favours a modern shopping centre and we all know what happened to the Market Hall. Whose idea is it to move the bus station away from the market? Why was the market next to the bus station, answer because women would not have to carry heavy shopping, facts lost in today's society. The new bus station will be next to the railway station but where can we go to by rail directly from Bolton. We cant go to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, so whats the point of the exercise. Bolton must re-open the town centre roads to get people into the few shops we now have. Car parks should be shut to get people onto public transport and the Town Council must get away from trying to run things by political agenda. Free parking for Councillors should be abandoned then they would be made to walk the streets and notice what is going on. It has been quite apparent for quite sometime that the Councillors of all political persuasions have not taken much notice of the electorate and more eateries at the Market Place wont solve anything. No shops on Bradshawgate, access closed from Crompton Place, tatty shops in Newport Street, Great Moor Street is a slum, half the shops on Deansgate closed, are our Councillors proud of this, do they care? What is needed is positive thinking and leadership to encourage businesses to invest in Bolton, Look at Bury, Wigan, Manchester and Liverpool, they are all doing well, whilst Bolton get pound shops, charity shops, betting shops, money lenders and pawnshops and every lounger and scrounger in the area. What is going to happen when Network rail close the railway line to Manchester, Preston, Blackburn etc so that electrificastion can be installed. Its a huge project and not something that will take a couple of months. Is this going to happen whilst the new bus station is being built, no. Wake up Bolton Council before all the local electorate move out.[/p][/quote]A better idea would be to vote the councillors out.[/p][/quote]The market place is a desperate last of the dice to make amends for one big mess up.the filthy streets beggars and Bradshawgate looks like Benidorm the belief family's are going to flock here of a night are a joke.unless you want your car robbing and mugged over most of which goes unreported before some rose tinted starts fumbling for there false stats . whitehorselawyer

6:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
wsw69 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
Lancashire always wrote:
breightmet kid wrote:
When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers.
Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.
what's a chugger ?
Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.
On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on.

In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum.

I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre.
If one touched me then I would give no warning, its assault and a decent punch is self defence.
Well, as of 12 bells this lunchtime, the British Heart Foundation 'chuggers' were out in force and en masse outside the ShatWest bank. I ended up passing them a few times over the course of an hour in town and none of them approached me.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breightmet kid[/bold] wrote: When I go to Bolton town centre I yawn. There is no atmosphere, and the whole place is a slum. Why do Bolton need a Free Town Centre bus service? The answer is that there is no centre anymore, everything is spread out, hence either a hike or a ride. Its a mile or more from Debenhams to Sainsbury's through two tatty streets, Knowsley Street and Newport Street past many charity shops, pound shops, money lending and pawnbroker businesses, and empty shop units. Then you have to negotiate past loungers, scoungers and chuggers. Its a disgrace. Bolton Council should be ashamed, but hey ho! the fat controller thinks everything is fine and dandy, Poundland have arrived across the precinct so that he can see them from his 'office'. I now shop in Bury like so many more Boltonians.[/p][/quote]what's a chugger ?[/p][/quote]Charity Mugger, the parasites that rattle boxes under your nose or harass you to sign up to pay by DD monthly.[/p][/quote]On the note of chuggers, just prior to christmas last year, one of those uber cocky chuggers approached me outside NatWest bank. I told him I wasn't interested so he grabbed my arm to stop me moving on. In NO UNCERTAIN terms he was warned of his actions, and if he didn't let go he could expect his nose ending up from left ear to right ear, at the minimum. I am in town around 11am today, so I wonder which mob of chuggers is going to run rampant around this dump of a town centre.[/p][/quote]If one touched me then I would give no warning, its assault and a decent punch is self defence.[/p][/quote]Well, as of 12 bells this lunchtime, the British Heart Foundation 'chuggers' were out in force and en masse outside the ShatWest bank. I ended up passing them a few times over the course of an hour in town and none of them approached me. wsw69

12:25pm Wed 12 Feb 14

johnnyjackson says...

Bolton town centre is finished... people dont have the money they used to since going to war in iraq and afghan has brought the country to its knees. Hence why poundland is the new future of Bolton Town Centre and many other centres will follow.
Bolton town centre is finished... people dont have the money they used to since going to war in iraq and afghan has brought the country to its knees. Hence why poundland is the new future of Bolton Town Centre and many other centres will follow. johnnyjackson

1:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Albinosupport says...

Come to Bolton, chewing gum festering on the pavements, litter blustering in the air and bushes, charity shops galore, pound shops galore, empty shop units galore. Parking will cost you a small fortune. Still there is always the prospect of the new high tech bus station which will make your escape easier and quicker, one hop from the rail network, no need to walk through the town centre or what is left of it. It is sad that our once great town has ended up this way.
Come to Bolton, chewing gum festering on the pavements, litter blustering in the air and bushes, charity shops galore, pound shops galore, empty shop units galore. Parking will cost you a small fortune. Still there is always the prospect of the new high tech bus station which will make your escape easier and quicker, one hop from the rail network, no need to walk through the town centre or what is left of it. It is sad that our once great town has ended up this way. Albinosupport

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