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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Shizzy on May 08, 2019, 16:30:09 PM »
We're leaving the EU anyway. Most people don't care about one time, one trick, party's. They wont bother voting, it wont make any difference.

Not if Westminster get their way.
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Bob DeBilda on May 08, 2019, 16:22:56 PM »
We're leaving the EU anyway. Most people don't care about one time, one trick, party's. They wont bother voting, it wont make any difference.
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Shizzy on May 08, 2019, 16:02:56 PM »
I agree, turnout is normally very low for EU elections. I would imagine Brexit Party and Change UK will galvanise their supporters to turn out as both have points to prove.
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by baldy on May 08, 2019, 14:40:59 PM »
Well now that the EU elections are on it will be interesting to see how the remainer and Brexit Party fair. I am pretty sure the electorate will see this as an opportunity to have their say and will treat it as a referendum in all but name.


Me too!


I reckon turnout will be higher than normal for a stand-alone EU election (ie. when it is not at the same time as a local or general election which boosts the turnout).
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Bob DeBilda on May 08, 2019, 13:14:30 PM »
Well now that the EU elections are on it will be interesting to see how the remainer and Brexit Party fair. I am pretty sure the electorate will see this as an opportunity to have their say and will treat it as a referendum in all but name.

Really?

I think most people wont even bother to vote! I wont be voting. I predict the lowest turnout for any election ever.
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In the News / Re: Do we really care about Brexit
« Last post by Shizzy on May 08, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
Well now that the EU elections are on it will be interesting to see how the remainer and Brexit Party fair. I am pretty sure the electorate will see this as an opportunity to have their say and will treat it as a referendum in all but name.
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I was thinking about four rather wide  7-storey towers where the ground floor is shops and / or parking and a basement is parking.

It would actually be a town centre landmark and could be nicely designed.

It would have to be built in four or more phases, one after the other, so that existing businesses have somewhere to trade during construction.
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Having said that, the one way to make the sums work would be to allow tall (ish) tower blocks of flats over the shops which would make the profit that is necessary to subsidise the new shop units which would only attract low demand and low rents.

Probably the best and only solution.
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Rather than pedestrianisation, a quick win would be to reverse the traffic direction on the service road behind the eastern block. This would allow potential shoppers who have not found a parking space along the High Street to return to the car park without having to re-engage with the traffic on the main A350.
At the moment, as you have to get back onto the main road, either at West End or the top of Haynes Road, you may as well just carry on to Trowbridge or Warminster, as many do.
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Russell.

Yours is the kind of informed advice that has to be considered,I certainly don't suggest closing the High St to traffic, but I do think the businesses and the people should be told it like it is.

There is no easy solution, and your ideas on high rise development should be considered as an option, but as you say getting a developer to become involved is a big ask.




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