Let's get behind St Helens instead of constant negativity

Thousands flocked to the town for the Summer Streets

Thousands flocked to the town for the Summer Streets

First published in Letters by

I’M fed up with reading about negativity on social media about St Helens town centre.

Did anyone actually go to town on Saturday? It was very busy, they had street acts on and Tyrers had dancers in the window. You could not move for people watching, even though it was a bit strange.

People are still coming into the town centre, so yes it’s a start with the free Saturday parking. It might not make a massive difference but it’s a start. I’ll tell you what we do need though — a good kids’ clothes shop.

Mandy Miller,

via St Helens Star Facebook

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2:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Hughwithaview says...

I am fed up too - fed up of seeing a town I was born and bred in descend into a third class location no one wants to visit. You are obviously easily pleased if you think "a good kids' clothes shop" will help to make things right

What you term as negativity is actually genuine concern for a town that has progressively deteriorated year on year and anger at a Council that has stood by and let it happen. What you must remember is that we the taxpayers have invested a lot of money in this town and we have been badly let down by the Councillors and Senior Officers who get paid vast salaries to run and develop policies for the good of St Helens and it's residents. If you look at their track record and then equate that with paying them by performance - they would be barely drawing enough to buy a packet of crisps.
I am fed up too - fed up of seeing a town I was born and bred in descend into a third class location no one wants to visit. You are obviously easily pleased if you think "a good kids' clothes shop" will help to make things right What you term as negativity is actually genuine concern for a town that has progressively deteriorated year on year and anger at a Council that has stood by and let it happen. What you must remember is that we the taxpayers have invested a lot of money in this town and we have been badly let down by the Councillors and Senior Officers who get paid vast salaries to run and develop policies for the good of St Helens and it's residents. If you look at their track record and then equate that with paying them by performance - they would be barely drawing enough to buy a packet of crisps. Hughwithaview
  • Score: 12

2:28pm Thu 7 Aug 14

jumperr says...

Seconded, look at the cause of it, got us in it so the same are supposed to get us out of it. Is it a confession
Seconded, look at the cause of it, got us in it so the same are supposed to get us out of it. Is it a confession jumperr
  • Score: -1

9:08pm Thu 7 Aug 14

i5tola says...

A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that.
A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that. i5tola
  • Score: -1

11:32am Fri 8 Aug 14

ST HELENS MUM says...

The town is what we the residents make it... first of all we can help by not dropping litter and taking pride in our town.. The amount of litter dropped is appalling. Glad to see that the council have appointed litter wardens. £50.00 fine I believe. Take your litter home and DO NOT THROW OUT OF THE CAR WINDOW. The amount of rubbish on the approach roads sends out a scruffy message. The council litter pickers has an enormous job to do. Well done to them . I think it is always nice to see planted troughs on the roundabouts, how about some more planting around Church Street?
The town is what we the residents make it... first of all we can help by not dropping litter and taking pride in our town.. The amount of litter dropped is appalling. Glad to see that the council have appointed litter wardens. £50.00 fine I believe. Take your litter home and DO NOT THROW OUT OF THE CAR WINDOW. The amount of rubbish on the approach roads sends out a scruffy message. The council litter pickers has an enormous job to do. Well done to them . I think it is always nice to see planted troughs on the roundabouts, how about some more planting around Church Street? ST HELENS MUM
  • Score: 8

4:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Hughwithaview says...

i5tola wrote:
A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that.
I am not one of those people who keep driving round and round looking for a space anywhere just so I do not have pay for parking. I actually do not mind paying a reasonable fee to park if the place is worth visiting - St Helens town centre is not.

Who is to say that people parking for free will actually spend much money in the town centre. At the moment there is a lot of folk who just seem to "hang around" and they are certainly not spending. Mandy and yourself can head in any direction you like and I will stop complaining and expelling" hot air" when this town is brought up to a decent standard by the people who are paid big bucks to do so - I guess then I might like that!
[quote][p][bold]i5tola[/bold] wrote: A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that.[/p][/quote]I am not one of those people who keep driving round and round looking for a space anywhere just so I do not have pay for parking. I actually do not mind paying a reasonable fee to park if the place is worth visiting - St Helens town centre is not. Who is to say that people parking for free will actually spend much money in the town centre. At the moment there is a lot of folk who just seem to "hang around" and they are certainly not spending. Mandy and yourself can head in any direction you like and I will stop complaining and expelling" hot air" when this town is brought up to a decent standard by the people who are paid big bucks to do so - I guess then I might like that! Hughwithaview
  • Score: -1

4:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jumperr says...

What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name
What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name jumperr
  • Score: -8

5:19pm Fri 8 Aug 14

i5tola says...

Hughwithaview wrote:
i5tola wrote:
A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that.
I am not one of those people who keep driving round and round looking for a space anywhere just so I do not have pay for parking. I actually do not mind paying a reasonable fee to park if the place is worth visiting - St Helens town centre is not.

Who is to say that people parking for free will actually spend much money in the town centre. At the moment there is a lot of folk who just seem to "hang around" and they are certainly not spending. Mandy and yourself can head in any direction you like and I will stop complaining and expelling" hot air" when this town is brought up to a decent standard by the people who are paid big bucks to do so - I guess then I might like that!
I covered how free parking works in another article. Validation is what it called. You do have to buy something to get your parking ticket stamped. It works quit well.
Hi Jumperr. You have clearly not bought kids cloths lately. It would make your head swim. Then they grow out of them in six months. So you see the implication? We buy things and they last for years. With kids it's a constant trek to the store.
[quote][p][bold]Hughwithaview[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i5tola[/bold] wrote: A quality clothing shop for children is an excellent idea. Free parking is a must. Hughwithaview, if you don't like the idea of free parking, well you can always pay. It is the easiest thing to complain. We all welcome constructive criticism . The rest is just hot air. Mandy is heading in the right direction. I guess that's why you don't like that.[/p][/quote]I am not one of those people who keep driving round and round looking for a space anywhere just so I do not have pay for parking. I actually do not mind paying a reasonable fee to park if the place is worth visiting - St Helens town centre is not. Who is to say that people parking for free will actually spend much money in the town centre. At the moment there is a lot of folk who just seem to "hang around" and they are certainly not spending. Mandy and yourself can head in any direction you like and I will stop complaining and expelling" hot air" when this town is brought up to a decent standard by the people who are paid big bucks to do so - I guess then I might like that![/p][/quote]I covered how free parking works in another article. Validation is what it called. You do have to buy something to get your parking ticket stamped. It works quit well. Hi Jumperr. You have clearly not bought kids cloths lately. It would make your head swim. Then they grow out of them in six months. So you see the implication? We buy things and they last for years. With kids it's a constant trek to the store. i5tola
  • Score: 2

10:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

Validated parking only works when a human is looking at the ticket and making the decision on how much you will pay for your parking. Seeing as nearly all St Helens car parks are pay by putting your ticket in a machine, then I don't see how they are going to read a stamp and calculate the amount you pay.
Validated parking only works when a human is looking at the ticket and making the decision on how much you will pay for your parking. Seeing as nearly all St Helens car parks are pay by putting your ticket in a machine, then I don't see how they are going to read a stamp and calculate the amount you pay. lawman2004
  • Score: 4

12:21am Sat 9 Aug 14

i5tola says...

You're right Lawman. It seems what St Helens lacks in service and retiel there make up in technology. St Helens can't get for going.
You're right Lawman. It seems what St Helens lacks in service and retiel there make up in technology. St Helens can't get for going. i5tola
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Tinytoesbabywear says...

jumperr wrote:
What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name
Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop!
[quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name[/p][/quote]Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop! Tinytoesbabywear
  • Score: 8

10:25am Sun 10 Aug 14

jumperr says...

You wasn't in this thread, so how can it be personal if you use two threads use em but if you're going to use it for advertisising, give us a break
You wasn't in this thread, so how can it be personal if you use two threads use em but if you're going to use it for advertisising, give us a break jumperr
  • Score: -7

10:26am Sun 10 Aug 14

keepitreel says...

Tinytoesbabywear wrote:
jumperr wrote:
What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name
Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop!
do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods.
[quote][p][bold]Tinytoesbabywear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name[/p][/quote]Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop![/p][/quote]do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods. keepitreel
  • Score: -5

10:42am Sun 10 Aug 14

Tinytoesbabywear says...

keepitreel wrote:
Tinytoesbabywear wrote:
jumperr wrote:
What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name
Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop!
do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods.
Honestly? ... Most of it yeah.. The main reason being that I don't have time to shop elsewhere as I work 6 days a week! Food shopping - M&S, Tesco and cool trader. Clothes - new look, topshop, river Island and the new select. Cars - well I got my last one from lookers by the cinema. Household goods - the good old pound shops, b&m and tesco if the others don't have them! And I use the market, where my stall is, to get other bits and bobs! I'm going to Liverpool next week to go to primark to get the last of my holiday stuff (as we don't have a primark!) - but then again you're after "high end quality goods" - so my kind of shops probably aren't to your taste..
But to answer your question.. Yes I do, the majority of the stuff that I need I can get in town.
I don't think, no matter how hard we try, that we could ever get a harrods in St. Helens!
[quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinytoesbabywear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name[/p][/quote]Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop![/p][/quote]do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods.[/p][/quote]Honestly? ... Most of it yeah.. The main reason being that I don't have time to shop elsewhere as I work 6 days a week! Food shopping - M&S, Tesco and cool trader. Clothes - new look, topshop, river Island and the new select. Cars - well I got my last one from lookers by the cinema. Household goods - the good old pound shops, b&m and tesco if the others don't have them! And I use the market, where my stall is, to get other bits and bobs! I'm going to Liverpool next week to go to primark to get the last of my holiday stuff (as we don't have a primark!) - but then again you're after "high end quality goods" - so my kind of shops probably aren't to your taste.. But to answer your question.. Yes I do, the majority of the stuff that I need I can get in town. I don't think, no matter how hard we try, that we could ever get a harrods in St. Helens! Tinytoesbabywear
  • Score: 7

10:48am Sun 10 Aug 14

Tinytoesbabywear says...

jumperr wrote:
You wasn't in this thread, so how can it be personal if you use two threads use em but if you're going to use it for advertisising, give us a break
I took it personal because you used my name! It was you that dragged me into the thread!
I've used my business name, because I'm not afraid of my people knowing my opinions and knowing where to find me if they wanted to discuss things further! I don't hide behind any names, it's easy to be a keyboard warrior!
But anyway, I'm sure I just heard the school bell, we had better get back to class, playtime over ;)
[quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: You wasn't in this thread, so how can it be personal if you use two threads use em but if you're going to use it for advertisising, give us a break[/p][/quote]I took it personal because you used my name! It was you that dragged me into the thread! I've used my business name, because I'm not afraid of my people knowing my opinions and knowing where to find me if they wanted to discuss things further! I don't hide behind any names, it's easy to be a keyboard warrior! But anyway, I'm sure I just heard the school bell, we had better get back to class, playtime over ;) Tinytoesbabywear
  • Score: 7

12:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

jumperr says...

As I said, give us a break and advertise your goods properly and pay for it
As I said, give us a break and advertise your goods properly and pay for it jumperr
  • Score: -4

1:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

barrie timpson says...

I think this is a bit of a joke to be honest , people can shop where they like - nobody owes anybody anything.

I know where I wont be shopping now anyway.

I see one of the Coffee shops is about to shut as well , according to St Helens back in the day.
I think this is a bit of a joke to be honest , people can shop where they like - nobody owes anybody anything. I know where I wont be shopping now anyway. I see one of the Coffee shops is about to shut as well , according to St Helens back in the day. barrie timpson
  • Score: -1

1:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

keepitreel says...

Tinytoesbabywear wrote:
keepitreel wrote:
Tinytoesbabywear wrote:
jumperr wrote:
What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name
Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop!
do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods.
Honestly? ... Most of it yeah.. The main reason being that I don't have time to shop elsewhere as I work 6 days a week! Food shopping - M&S, Tesco and cool trader. Clothes - new look, topshop, river Island and the new select. Cars - well I got my last one from lookers by the cinema. Household goods - the good old pound shops, b&m and tesco if the others don't have them! And I use the market, where my stall is, to get other bits and bobs! I'm going to Liverpool next week to go to primark to get the last of my holiday stuff (as we don't have a primark!) - but then again you're after "high end quality goods" - so my kind of shops probably aren't to your taste..
But to answer your question.. Yes I do, the majority of the stuff that I need I can get in town.
I don't think, no matter how hard we try, that we could ever get a harrods in St. Helens!
from what you say the shops in town suite your needs,but the problem is your a minority,i like to go shopping in a more relaxed and to be brutal a cleaner more upbeat environment,my idea of destination shopping isnt pound shops or market stalls selling tat or burger joints on every corner,the smell from some of the shoppers is terrible,as for drunks and druggies,skateboard urchins and being assaulted by chuggers every few yards is keeping people away,as for primark,they sell cheap throw away clothes made in the far east with slave labour in dangerous buildings,so not my kind of shop,what the town needs is to be levelled and turned into a residential village type estate with classy independent shops and coffee houses,but the town hall gnomes will never sanction this.
[quote][p][bold]Tinytoesbabywear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinytoesbabywear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: What could it be called "baby wear" "tiny toes " have to get some stand out name[/p][/quote]Did somebody say my name? :) ... Obviously it IS a stand out name as you have remembered me from the other day... I wasn't even in this thread up until now.. How funny.. I could sit here and make personal comments, as you have, but my concern is not what my business is "called" or any playground bullying that takes place on these forums, but how we can help sort this town out. I'm with Mandy.. The negativity needs to stop![/p][/quote]do you do ALL your shopping in ST HELENS and i mean ALL,food clothes cars household goods etc etc or did you shop online or in another town,the problem most of us have is we cant buy the goods we want in this town so go to a better shopping centres,the town centre is ok for bits and pieces but not for high end quality goods.[/p][/quote]Honestly? ... Most of it yeah.. The main reason being that I don't have time to shop elsewhere as I work 6 days a week! Food shopping - M&S, Tesco and cool trader. Clothes - new look, topshop, river Island and the new select. Cars - well I got my last one from lookers by the cinema. Household goods - the good old pound shops, b&m and tesco if the others don't have them! And I use the market, where my stall is, to get other bits and bobs! I'm going to Liverpool next week to go to primark to get the last of my holiday stuff (as we don't have a primark!) - but then again you're after "high end quality goods" - so my kind of shops probably aren't to your taste.. But to answer your question.. Yes I do, the majority of the stuff that I need I can get in town. I don't think, no matter how hard we try, that we could ever get a harrods in St. Helens![/p][/quote]from what you say the shops in town suite your needs,but the problem is your a minority,i like to go shopping in a more relaxed and to be brutal a cleaner more upbeat environment,my idea of destination shopping isnt pound shops or market stalls selling tat or burger joints on every corner,the smell from some of the shoppers is terrible,as for drunks and druggies,skateboard urchins and being assaulted by chuggers every few yards is keeping people away,as for primark,they sell cheap throw away clothes made in the far east with slave labour in dangerous buildings,so not my kind of shop,what the town needs is to be levelled and turned into a residential village type estate with classy independent shops and coffee houses,but the town hall gnomes will never sanction this. keepitreel
  • Score: -2

4:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Hughwithaview says...

Looks like we will never reach an agreement on how the town centre should be - we have the "cheap and cheerfuls" who are happy as long as they can buy a bra for a £1 and get 3 custard tarts for the price of 2. Then we have the "loungers" who like to amble around, window shopping, chatting and stopping every hour or so for a coffee. Further up the chain come the "cash rich but satisfaction poor" who have the money to spend but can never find the quality goods they are looking for and finally we have the "stayaways" who have stopped venturing into St Helens town centre altogether.

That is an awful lot of people to satisfy so here's hoping Ged and his team have all the answers as well as the powers to rid the place of undesirables, drunks and drug takers - it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it.
Looks like we will never reach an agreement on how the town centre should be - we have the "cheap and cheerfuls" who are happy as long as they can buy a bra for a £1 and get 3 custard tarts for the price of 2. Then we have the "loungers" who like to amble around, window shopping, chatting and stopping every hour or so for a coffee. Further up the chain come the "cash rich but satisfaction poor" who have the money to spend but can never find the quality goods they are looking for and finally we have the "stayaways" who have stopped venturing into St Helens town centre altogether. That is an awful lot of people to satisfy so here's hoping Ged and his team have all the answers as well as the powers to rid the place of undesirables, drunks and drug takers - it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it. Hughwithaview
  • Score: 5

5:54pm Sun 10 Aug 14

jumperr says...

Yes but unfortunately not those who let it too get into this state,
Yes but unfortunately not those who let it too get into this state, jumperr
  • Score: 0

9:28am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bill Bradbury says...

Reading some of these comments we appear to be still in the "blame game" which is mainly directed at the Council.

I am with Mandy and Tiny toes. Improving St.Helens is not going to happen overnight not even if we could get a complete change of Council and Officers. It is down to the public and residents to do something positive apart from moan. Dropping litter an anti social behaviour (Hugh with a view is right on this) is a start and yes, we do most of our shopping in St.Helens Town Centre and retail parks, the latter whether we like them or not, are here to stay.
Reading some of these comments we appear to be still in the "blame game" which is mainly directed at the Council. I am with Mandy and Tiny toes. Improving St.Helens is not going to happen overnight not even if we could get a complete change of Council and Officers. It is down to the public and residents to do something positive apart from moan. Dropping litter an anti social behaviour (Hugh with a view is right on this) is a start and yes, we do most of our shopping in St.Helens Town Centre and retail parks, the latter whether we like them or not, are here to stay. Bill Bradbury
  • Score: 5

9:29am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bill Bradbury says...

Reading some of these comments we appear to be still in the "blame game" which is mainly directed at the Council.

I am with Mandy and Tiny toes. Improving St.Helens is not going to happen overnight not even if we could get a complete change of Council and Officers. It is down to the public and residents to do something positive apart from moan. Dropping litter an anti social behaviour (Hugh with a view is right on this) is a start and yes, we do most of our shopping in St.Helens Town Centre and retail parks, the latter whether we like them or not, are here to stay.
Reading some of these comments we appear to be still in the "blame game" which is mainly directed at the Council. I am with Mandy and Tiny toes. Improving St.Helens is not going to happen overnight not even if we could get a complete change of Council and Officers. It is down to the public and residents to do something positive apart from moan. Dropping litter an anti social behaviour (Hugh with a view is right on this) is a start and yes, we do most of our shopping in St.Helens Town Centre and retail parks, the latter whether we like them or not, are here to stay. Bill Bradbury
  • Score: 2

9:30am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bill Bradbury says...

Apologise for the double posting computer playing up today!
Apologise for the double posting computer playing up today! Bill Bradbury
  • Score: 2

1:27pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jumperr says...

The retail way of shopping is the future, try and get space on the retail parks where the shoppers are, unfortunately we can't see it here, it should of happened but we didn't move the train station.
The retail way of shopping is the future, try and get space on the retail parks where the shoppers are, unfortunately we can't see it here, it should of happened but we didn't move the train station. jumperr
  • Score: 5

8:09am Tue 12 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

How to help the town centre.
1. Free parking- full stop. Wardens for keeping yellow lines clear only.
2. Reduce the number of premisses selling alcohol.
3. ASBO the druggies and the meths drinkers from setting foot in the place.
4. No Chuggers what so ever, only actual collection days for the various charities.
How to help the town centre. 1. Free parking- full stop. Wardens for keeping yellow lines clear only. 2. Reduce the number of premisses selling alcohol. 3. ASBO the druggies and the meths drinkers from setting foot in the place. 4. No Chuggers what so ever, only actual collection days for the various charities. lawman2004
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Tue 12 Aug 14

i5tola says...

Free parking needs to be controlled. Hi Lawman. Automatic pay machines can except validated tickets. If you're using a machine your ticket would have a magnetic strip on the back. This strip as many uses and I don't have to tell you that. I use the ticket to go in the remstroom it also raises the bar when I exet the parking lot. When we go out to dinner I give the waiter my ticket and I assume they load it with cash, I guess that is deducted.
You're right about #2 on your list #3 that's beyond the council..number three. I don't know what a Chugger is.
Free parking needs to be controlled. Hi Lawman. Automatic pay machines can except validated tickets. If you're using a machine your ticket would have a magnetic strip on the back. This strip as many uses and I don't have to tell you that. I use the ticket to go in the remstroom it also raises the bar when I exet the parking lot. When we go out to dinner I give the waiter my ticket and I assume they load it with cash, I guess that is deducted. You're right about #2 on your list #3 that's beyond the council..number three. I don't know what a Chugger is. i5tola
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10:58pm Tue 12 Aug 14

barrie timpson says...

I've been to the Ravenhead retail park tonight - it absolutely stinks a man in one of the shops told me last year it was the drains or something - it smells like rotten eggs as soon as you drive onto the car park. I don't know if it is the responsibility of the council or whoever own the park , but if it's not sorted soon we'll be moaning about that having no customers soon.
Why can't St Helens just get anything right?
I've been to the Ravenhead retail park tonight - it absolutely stinks a man in one of the shops told me last year it was the drains or something - it smells like rotten eggs as soon as you drive onto the car park. I don't know if it is the responsibility of the council or whoever own the park , but if it's not sorted soon we'll be moaning about that having no customers soon. Why can't St Helens just get anything right? barrie timpson
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11:38pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jumperr says...

It really makes you wander what they concentrate on they say their finger is on the pulse in all the wards ,can you believe that never see them and they don't listen.
It really makes you wander what they concentrate on they say their finger is on the pulse in all the wards ,can you believe that never see them and they don't listen. jumperr
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2:59pm Wed 20 Aug 14

DrChan says...

Is it really free parking that makes a place worth visiting? If you're well off enough to run a car, I don't think £1 or £2 is an unreasonable sum of money. It helps to generate income for the council (how that money is used is a slightly separate issue).

I like Liverpool. It has a thriving independent retail scene, with a great cultural, arty undercurrent too. It's also got a lot of litter as well, it gets picked up, it's no big biggie really. A few 'smelly drunks and druggies' if that's what people want to call them (they need help, not name calling abuse by the way), but Liverpool still draws in the crowds. Oh, and there isn't a lot of free parking in Liverpool either. I don't like slave labour made clothes (Primark and Matalan), or cheap useless tat that breaks and gets thrown away.

It would be nice for a bit of plan to be made for local residents to chip in ideas for a regeneration plan. A regeneration would also help boost local jobs too. Perhaps we should look to other places and see what we can learn from them.

I've lived in places with lots of green space, this is a good thing. It means you can actually sit down and enjoy a place without having to 'shop' all the time. Of course convenient facilities for buying things should be provided - baby clothes or whatever, but only shops? It's sad that the very centre of a town should be exclusively thought of as a business place. Surely, we can aspire a little beyond that?

There are a lot of talented young people who could be encouraged to do more (if there was space for it). Creative types maybe, space for some public art too - the like that we've recently seen, but more permanent. It's a gradual stepwise thing, and provisions for all should be made.

Let's all chip in together, and come up with some fun interesting ideas and not create a 'drab attempt of regenerating yet another Northern post-industrial town past it's use by date'.
Is it really free parking that makes a place worth visiting? If you're well off enough to run a car, I don't think £1 or £2 is an unreasonable sum of money. It helps to generate income for the council (how that money is used is a slightly separate issue). I like Liverpool. It has a thriving independent retail scene, with a great cultural, arty undercurrent too. It's also got a lot of litter as well, it gets picked up, it's no big biggie really. A few 'smelly drunks and druggies' if that's what people want to call them (they need help, not name calling abuse by the way), but Liverpool still draws in the crowds. Oh, and there isn't a lot of free parking in Liverpool either. I don't like slave labour made clothes (Primark and Matalan), or cheap useless tat that breaks and gets thrown away. It would be nice for a bit of plan to be made for local residents to chip in ideas for a regeneration plan. A regeneration would also help boost local jobs too. Perhaps we should look to other places and see what we can learn from them. I've lived in places with lots of green space, this is a good thing. It means you can actually sit down and enjoy a place without having to 'shop' all the time. Of course convenient facilities for buying things should be provided - baby clothes or whatever, but only shops? It's sad that the very centre of a town should be exclusively thought of as a business place. Surely, we can aspire a little beyond that? There are a lot of talented young people who could be encouraged to do more (if there was space for it). Creative types maybe, space for some public art too - the like that we've recently seen, but more permanent. It's a gradual stepwise thing, and provisions for all should be made. Let's all chip in together, and come up with some fun interesting ideas and not create a 'drab attempt of regenerating yet another Northern post-industrial town past it's use by date'. DrChan
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