Conversion plans get green light

Conversion plans get green light

Conversion plans get green light

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PLANNING officers have given the go-ahead to two new developments on the outskirts of the town centre.

The former Roundhouse public house and Indian restaurant on Higher Parr Street will be converted into 10 bedsits, with three parking spaces.

In the past, the building, which is currently vacant and in a state of disrepair, housed the Fingerpost Hotel.

On North Road, Yellow Rose Cards, which is on a small parade of shops, is to be converted to a tattoo parlour.

The parlour, which will employ just one tattoo artist, will open from Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 6.30pm, on Saturdays from 9.30am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 5.30pm.

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4:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

barrie timpson says...

Dear God.
Dear God. barrie timpson
  • Score: 5

8:45pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Eranu says...

Thank you St Helens Council, for this glorious regeneration.
Thank you St Helens Council, for this glorious regeneration. Eranu
  • Score: 5

10:15am Mon 8 Sep 14

alanpartridge65 says...

Hats off to the council. Just when you thought they couldn't make St Helens a more dreadful place, they actually succeed in doing so.
Hats off to the council. Just when you thought they couldn't make St Helens a more dreadful place, they actually succeed in doing so. alanpartridge65
  • Score: 3

1:17pm Mon 8 Sep 14

mikeashworth says...

a new business opening in north road, excellent :-)
a new business opening in north road, excellent :-) mikeashworth
  • Score: -7

5:07pm Mon 8 Sep 14

barrie timpson says...

Yes Mike , the other tattoo parlours must be beside themselves at the prospect of having less custom.

Saying that , those 3 parking spaces could send the local economy into the stratosphere.
Yes Mike , the other tattoo parlours must be beside themselves at the prospect of having less custom. Saying that , those 3 parking spaces could send the local economy into the stratosphere. barrie timpson
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Mon 8 Sep 14

barrie timpson says...

The town centre reminds me of a post apocalyptic society trying to restart life again after the end of civilization.

It's a joke.
The town centre reminds me of a post apocalyptic society trying to restart life again after the end of civilization. It's a joke. barrie timpson
  • Score: 8

7:57pm Mon 8 Sep 14

Hughwithaview says...

I am so happy! - just when I thought the town had completely gone to the dogs I get the exciting news that further "regeneration" is going ahead.

10 bedsits in Fingerpost - wow I wonder who will be living there!
More importantly, a new Tattoo Parlour. I have never had a tattoo or even thought of having one but by heck, I am seriously considering the possibility, I mean with all the effort Mr Grunewald is putting in transforming St Helens I really should do my bit and show willing - what's a little pain and discomfort?

Of course if I take off the rose coloured glasses and refuse to wear the cloak of apathy and low expectation I will see these "developments" for what they are - just too depressing for words!
I am so happy! - just when I thought the town had completely gone to the dogs I get the exciting news that further "regeneration" is going ahead. 10 bedsits in Fingerpost - wow I wonder who will be living there! More importantly, a new Tattoo Parlour. I have never had a tattoo or even thought of having one but by heck, I am seriously considering the possibility, I mean with all the effort Mr Grunewald is putting in transforming St Helens I really should do my bit and show willing - what's a little pain and discomfort? Of course if I take off the rose coloured glasses and refuse to wear the cloak of apathy and low expectation I will see these "developments" for what they are - just too depressing for words! Hughwithaview
  • Score: 8

6:29pm Tue 9 Sep 14

keepitreel says...

so FINGERPOST will be further dragged into the gutter,10 bedsits probably filled with the dregs of society on housing benefits to go along with the other free cash they get,and how many tattoo shops do we need ,not to many years ago the whole of ST HELENS had 1,now there are 5 in the town centre alone and 2 next to each other on NORTH RD,as well as pound land and betting shops is this town becoming the body art centre of the north west.
so FINGERPOST will be further dragged into the gutter,10 bedsits probably filled with the dregs of society on housing benefits to go along with the other free cash they get,and how many tattoo shops do we need ,not to many years ago the whole of ST HELENS had 1,now there are 5 in the town centre alone and 2 next to each other on NORTH RD,as well as pound land and betting shops is this town becoming the body art centre of the north west. keepitreel
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Tue 9 Sep 14

anthonywilson says...

keepitreel wrote:
so FINGERPOST will be further dragged into the gutter,10 bedsits probably filled with the dregs of society on housing benefits to go along with the other free cash they get,and how many tattoo shops do we need ,not to many years ago the whole of ST HELENS had 1,now there are 5 in the town centre alone and 2 next to each other on NORTH RD,as well as pound land and betting shops is this town becoming the body art centre of the north west.
I'm sure that the residents association in Fingerpost will be delighted......

I find it sad that such an announcement can be viewed as positive regeneration. Meanwhile In Warrington they have attracted £190 million to improve a town centre that is already significantly better than St Helens . http://www.bellrock.
fm/news/industry-new
s/warringtons-stadiu
m-quarter-all-set-fo
r-190-million-regene
ration-/

Its a good time for a new Director of Regeneration with fresh ideas (and one who that doesn't take 17 years to sort out an eyesore on a key gateway to the town only to build yet another supermarket) is just what's needed.
[quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: so FINGERPOST will be further dragged into the gutter,10 bedsits probably filled with the dregs of society on housing benefits to go along with the other free cash they get,and how many tattoo shops do we need ,not to many years ago the whole of ST HELENS had 1,now there are 5 in the town centre alone and 2 next to each other on NORTH RD,as well as pound land and betting shops is this town becoming the body art centre of the north west.[/p][/quote]I'm sure that the residents association in Fingerpost will be delighted...... I find it sad that such an announcement can be viewed as positive regeneration. Meanwhile In Warrington they have attracted £190 million to improve a town centre that is already significantly better than St Helens . http://www.bellrock. fm/news/industry-new s/warringtons-stadiu m-quarter-all-set-fo r-190-million-regene ration-/ Its a good time for a new Director of Regeneration with fresh ideas (and one who that doesn't take 17 years to sort out an eyesore on a key gateway to the town only to build yet another supermarket) is just what's needed. anthonywilson
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Wed 10 Sep 14

Sankey says...

I don't know why the star publish things like this as headlines but it gave me a laugh anyway
I don't know why the star publish things like this as headlines but it gave me a laugh anyway Sankey
  • Score: 2

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