First pictures of how the new Sainsbury's store in Ambleside could look

The new Sainsbury's store planned for Ambleside

The new Sainsbury's store planned for Ambleside

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THESE are the first artist’s impressions of the new multi-million pound supermarket Sainsbury’s is bidding to bring to Ambleside.

The retail giant announced last week that it has a site next to Hayes Garden World in mind and say the scheme could create upto 100 jobs.

Residents can see the plans for themselves and discuss issues with Sainsbury’s representatives at two public exhibitions this week.

Taking place at the Ambleside Parish Centre they take place from noon to-7pm on Friday (12th July) and 10am-4pm on Saturday.

For more details, call 0800 319 6162 or email info@sainsburys-ambleside.co.uk.

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10:50am Wed 10 Jul 13

Moonbase says...

I think the picture could do with a few more cars gridlocked, a bit like Euston road in Morecambe.
I think the picture could do with a few more cars gridlocked, a bit like Euston road in Morecambe. Moonbase
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4:21pm Wed 10 Jul 13

dancer58 says...

100 jobs my arse !
100 jobs my arse ! dancer58
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4:27pm Wed 10 Jul 13

lakesailor says...

Being more positive..... it's a bit near the road. Why can't car parking be near the road, allowing the building to be lower down.
Being more positive..... it's a bit near the road. Why can't car parking be near the road, allowing the building to be lower down. lakesailor
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5:49pm Wed 10 Jul 13

onelocal says...

lakesailor wrote:
Being more positive..... it's a bit near the road. Why can't car parking be near the road, allowing the building to be lower down.
Looks like it takes up the whole of the current camping gear site, so perhaps there will be parking underneath, or maybe they will knock down Hayes to provide more parking £££
[quote][p][bold]lakesailor[/bold] wrote: Being more positive..... it's a bit near the road. Why can't car parking be near the road, allowing the building to be lower down.[/p][/quote]Looks like it takes up the whole of the current camping gear site, so perhaps there will be parking underneath, or maybe they will knock down Hayes to provide more parking £££ onelocal
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6:12pm Wed 10 Jul 13

Kendmoor says...

"These" "Pictures" "impressions"

yet I'm only seeing one picture
(At least at the time of posting this comment).
"These" "Pictures" "impressions" yet I'm only seeing one picture (At least at the time of posting this comment). Kendmoor
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7:22pm Wed 10 Jul 13

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

Yes, it's far from perfect but it will save me from driving down to Booths in Windermere. Do Ambleside shoppers really make do with Spar, the Co-op and latterly Tesco Express for general stores? How do you do it or is there a lot of internet shopping going on?
Yes, it's far from perfect but it will save me from driving down to Booths in Windermere. Do Ambleside shoppers really make do with Spar, the Co-op and latterly Tesco Express for general stores? How do you do it or is there a lot of internet shopping going on? Milkbutnosugarplease
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7:48pm Wed 10 Jul 13

Lakeuk says...

All the supermarkets will be wanting a foothold into places like Ambleside which would get trade from villages like Grasmere, Coniston, Haweshead. all those holiday/second homes wanting a familiar retailer to do their support during the summer months.

Would be interested to see how they will deal with the extra traffic with it being a major road for all traffic going north to south
All the supermarkets will be wanting a foothold into places like Ambleside which would get trade from villages like Grasmere, Coniston, Haweshead. all those holiday/second homes wanting a familiar retailer to do their support during the summer months. Would be interested to see how they will deal with the extra traffic with it being a major road for all traffic going north to south Lakeuk
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10:13pm Wed 10 Jul 13

Moonbase says...

Lakeuk wrote:
All the supermarkets will be wanting a foothold into places like Ambleside which would get trade from villages like Grasmere, Coniston, Haweshead. all those holiday/second homes wanting a familiar retailer to do their support during the summer months.

Would be interested to see how they will deal with the extra traffic with it being a major road for all traffic going north to south
Wait to till the petrol comes......even worse. That road can not sustain a heavy in and out traffic.But I suppose the done deal has filled some wallets.
That will do........hope you choke!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lakeuk[/bold] wrote: All the supermarkets will be wanting a foothold into places like Ambleside which would get trade from villages like Grasmere, Coniston, Haweshead. all those holiday/second homes wanting a familiar retailer to do their support during the summer months. Would be interested to see how they will deal with the extra traffic with it being a major road for all traffic going north to south[/p][/quote]Wait to till the petrol comes......even worse. That road can not sustain a heavy in and out traffic.But I suppose the done deal has filled some wallets. That will do........hope you choke!!! Moonbase
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1:21am Thu 11 Jul 13

Lakeuk says...

Add to it all the recycling skips they'll include

Nothing's every a done deal, they didn't bother putting in an application in Kendal, public made it clear you weren't happy at the way they pressuring the cricket club to move to the flood plain, plus it was a badly designed proposal.

Ambleside will get a supermarket at some point, the public just need to make sure any proposal ticks all the right boxes and hold out until it does
Add to it all the recycling skips they'll include Nothing's every a done deal, they didn't bother putting in an application in Kendal, public made it clear you weren't happy at the way they pressuring the cricket club to move to the flood plain, plus it was a badly designed proposal. Ambleside will get a supermarket at some point, the public just need to make sure any proposal ticks all the right boxes and hold out until it does Lakeuk
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10:16am Thu 11 Jul 13

zaney5 says...

I like they way it says "could look".

In other words, it could look nothing like this!

Especially as the area isn't actually as open as this image makes out.
I like they way it says "could look". In other words, it could look nothing like this! Especially as the area isn't actually as open as this image makes out. zaney5
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7:17pm Thu 11 Jul 13

furthersouth says...

Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
Yes, it's far from perfect but it will save me from driving down to Booths in Windermere. Do Ambleside shoppers really make do with Spar, the Co-op and latterly Tesco Express for general stores? How do you do it or is there a lot of internet shopping going on?
Internet delivery via Tesco from Barrow, used to use Asda Kendal for the same service but found it lacked. Also trips to Aldi before and after work (work in Kendal) but mainly home delivery. Meat comes from Freddie Garsides as you cannot beat it on price and quality much much better than supermarket. The odd bits and pieces from the village now and then. Waste of time trawling around a supermarket when you can get it online. That's why I can't understand the need to build something. A massive warehouse/distributi
on centre somewhere should suffice.
[quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: Yes, it's far from perfect but it will save me from driving down to Booths in Windermere. Do Ambleside shoppers really make do with Spar, the Co-op and latterly Tesco Express for general stores? How do you do it or is there a lot of internet shopping going on?[/p][/quote]Internet delivery via Tesco from Barrow, used to use Asda Kendal for the same service but found it lacked. Also trips to Aldi before and after work (work in Kendal) but mainly home delivery. Meat comes from Freddie Garsides as you cannot beat it on price and quality much much better than supermarket. The odd bits and pieces from the village now and then. Waste of time trawling around a supermarket when you can get it online. That's why I can't understand the need to build something. A massive warehouse/distributi on centre somewhere should suffice. furthersouth
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9:35am Fri 12 Jul 13

laker1 says...

Well - If it saves me from fighting all the summer traffic trying to get through to Windermere and be ripped off by Booths, as long as there is decent parking, bring it on - Can't wait for the petrol to come either, a bit of competition might cause A'side and T'beck Bridge stations to stop over charging, they may sleep better then, must be awful creaming it if you have a conscience, but then again, obviously they don't.
Well - If it saves me from fighting all the summer traffic trying to get through to Windermere and be ripped off by Booths, as long as there is decent parking, bring it on - Can't wait for the petrol to come either, a bit of competition might cause A'side and T'beck Bridge stations to stop over charging, they may sleep better then, must be awful creaming it if you have a conscience, but then again, obviously they don't. laker1
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10:27am Fri 12 Jul 13

bownessbay says...

Really? Another national company moving in? The National Park Authority and SLDC will not be satisfied until the area looks and feels like a big city suburb (with a few extra trees). Is this why millions of people come here each year from all over the World? Tesco and Sainsburys? Hardly!

And as for those who are griping about having to go to Booths at Windermere, or ASDA at Kendal, no-one is forcing you to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, there is an obvious trade off for living where we do. If you don't like it the way it is, move.
Really? Another national company moving in? The National Park Authority and SLDC will not be satisfied until the area looks and feels like a big city suburb (with a few extra trees). Is this why millions of people come here each year from all over the World? Tesco and Sainsburys? Hardly! And as for those who are griping about having to go to Booths at Windermere, or ASDA at Kendal, no-one is forcing you to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, there is an obvious trade off for living where we do. If you don't like it the way it is, move. bownessbay
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11:08am Fri 12 Jul 13

Ambience says...

A new supermarket couldn't look any worse than Hayes Garden World does. I wish you would all stop moaning and let them get on and build it. If they do I'll bet all the moaners on here will use it. I lived in Ambleside in the late 1950's, and I wouldn't want to go back to how it was then.
A new supermarket couldn't look any worse than Hayes Garden World does. I wish you would all stop moaning and let them get on and build it. If they do I'll bet all the moaners on here will use it. I lived in Ambleside in the late 1950's, and I wouldn't want to go back to how it was then. Ambience
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12:48pm Fri 12 Jul 13

laker1 says...

bownessbay wrote:
Really? Another national company moving in? The National Park Authority and SLDC will not be satisfied until the area looks and feels like a big city suburb (with a few extra trees). Is this why millions of people come here each year from all over the World? Tesco and Sainsburys? Hardly!

And as for those who are griping about having to go to Booths at Windermere, or ASDA at Kendal, no-one is forcing you to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, there is an obvious trade off for living where we do. If you don't like it the way it is, move.
What a load of cobblers - I and my family have lived in this area for generations and we have a right to expect the same amenities and services that others have - local people are being forced to live in a time warp by people who seem to want the area preserved as some sort of living museum, perhaps if they don't want progress and an opportunity for true local families to be able to work and live as others do, then they should be the ones to move away.
[quote][p][bold]bownessbay[/bold] wrote: Really? Another national company moving in? The National Park Authority and SLDC will not be satisfied until the area looks and feels like a big city suburb (with a few extra trees). Is this why millions of people come here each year from all over the World? Tesco and Sainsburys? Hardly! And as for those who are griping about having to go to Booths at Windermere, or ASDA at Kendal, no-one is forcing you to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, there is an obvious trade off for living where we do. If you don't like it the way it is, move.[/p][/quote]What a load of cobblers - I and my family have lived in this area for generations and we have a right to expect the same amenities and services that others have - local people are being forced to live in a time warp by people who seem to want the area preserved as some sort of living museum, perhaps if they don't want progress and an opportunity for true local families to be able to work and live as others do, then they should be the ones to move away. laker1
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2:00pm Fri 12 Jul 13

KingofGrasmere says...

It looks beautiful I think its fab...I'm really glad, like car adverts, its gauged the correct amount of cars and congestion. I'd probably suggest there would be less traffic. I think it vital that we encourage more supermarket chains and other BIG brands into the Lake District, imagine a HMV in Rydal Caves? How about a Greggs where Theatre by the Lake is? In exchange we can start a new economic venture by selling rocks to cities so they can build mini mountains then everywhere can be like everyone else. My only suggestion so that people don't have to travel as far would be to build other Sainsbury's supermarkets at other key entrance points to the village - i.e. at Rydal, Clappersgate and up Kirkstone. I'm really looking forward to visiting this store how soon will it be built?
It looks beautiful I think its fab...I'm really glad, like car adverts, its gauged the correct amount of cars and congestion. I'd probably suggest there would be less traffic. I think it vital that we encourage more supermarket chains and other BIG brands into the Lake District, imagine a HMV in Rydal Caves? How about a Greggs where Theatre by the Lake is? In exchange we can start a new economic venture by selling rocks to cities so they can build mini mountains then everywhere can be like everyone else. My only suggestion so that people don't have to travel as far would be to build other Sainsbury's supermarkets at other key entrance points to the village - i.e. at Rydal, Clappersgate and up Kirkstone. I'm really looking forward to visiting this store how soon will it be built? KingofGrasmere
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8:44pm Sun 14 Jul 13

jazzactivist says...

So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless!

I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm.
So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless! I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm. jazzactivist
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9:39pm Sun 14 Jul 13

craggy says...

jazzactivist wrote:
So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless!

I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm.
Where do you buy your loo rolls?
[quote][p][bold]jazzactivist[/bold] wrote: So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless! I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm.[/p][/quote]Where do you buy your loo rolls? craggy
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7:35am Mon 15 Jul 13

laker1 says...

craggy wrote:
jazzactivist wrote:
So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless!

I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm.
Where do you buy your loo rolls?
Gosh - what a theory - at least you can't be accused of generalities and narrow mindedness eh!

For the record, I shop in supermarkets most of the time (they're the ones that employ hundreds of local people) I also support small convenience shops and butchers (they're the ones that employ very small numbers of local people) For my business I buy from local suppliers (they also employ local people). I don't litter, I do clean up after my dogs. I do spend a great deal of my time doing work for the local communities. I suppose the only thing you have got right is that I do drive a big car, but then I do use it constantly through the winter pulling smaller convenience store users out of snow drifts when they stupidly drive to places where they can't get!!

If local stores can provide the goods and amenities that supermarkets do, where parking is easy, at reasonable prices I would buy from them all the time, but they don't.

Next time you are pushing your very small trolley crammed full of expensive groceries through the middle of Ambleside to the car park some 1/4 mile away, I'll think of your stupid comments when I drive past.
[quote][p][bold]craggy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jazzactivist[/bold] wrote: So, it could look just like any other Sainsburys or supermarket then! Nothing special, nothing nice - just enough space with a few slates stuck on the outside to draw people in, spin them around the aisles, and turf them out after fleecing them. And, what's more, people who shop there will believe that they have bought high quality produce cheaply. Bless! I have a theory that people who insist on shopping in supermarkets are also the careless people who litter, don't clean up after their dogs, cycle dangerously, let their kids behave badly, and drive big cars that take up more than their fair share of space. It's the same thoughtless mentality of people who don't bother to support local businesses, but then complain when they close down that our towns and villages have lost all their charm.[/p][/quote]Where do you buy your loo rolls?[/p][/quote]Gosh - what a theory - at least you can't be accused of generalities and narrow mindedness eh! For the record, I shop in supermarkets most of the time (they're the ones that employ hundreds of local people) I also support small convenience shops and butchers (they're the ones that employ very small numbers of local people) For my business I buy from local suppliers (they also employ local people). I don't litter, I do clean up after my dogs. I do spend a great deal of my time doing work for the local communities. I suppose the only thing you have got right is that I do drive a big car, but then I do use it constantly through the winter pulling smaller convenience store users out of snow drifts when they stupidly drive to places where they can't get!! If local stores can provide the goods and amenities that supermarkets do, where parking is easy, at reasonable prices I would buy from them all the time, but they don't. Next time you are pushing your very small trolley crammed full of expensive groceries through the middle of Ambleside to the car park some 1/4 mile away, I'll think of your stupid comments when I drive past. laker1
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4:51pm Mon 15 Jul 13

jazzactivist says...

I buy my loo rolls from the health shop in either Milnthorpe or Ulverston when I'm passing, craggy, but you can easily buy them in your local Co-op. The Co-op is a supermarket, and already here. Plus, it is more acceptable, as its customers are its members and it doesn't have big overseas shareholders that syphon money out of the area. Every town and most villages in the Lakes have a Coop and/or Spar. Surely that's enough for people intent on supermarket shopping?

It's just an observation, laker1. It strikes me that if someone is unable to see the local consequences of encouraging a big supermarket into an area where small local businesses are trying to survive then perhaps they are the same people who can't / don't want to see the consequences of not cleaning up after their dogs, leaving litter around etc. It's the same type of thinking - shortsighted. It only goes to show how far supermarkets have brainwashed people when they are referred to as "progress" or "opportunities" (as per your previous post). It isn't either of those - it's a shop. You won't see me pushing a trolley of overpriced goods anywhere. I buy my food and other goods regularly from local shops and farmers markets. Just a bagful of good quality, reasonably priced items at a time and away I go.

Shopping in supermarkets went out of fashion when many people realised what a rip-off they are behind the advertising hype. Have you never wondered why they always advertise their low prices only in relation to one another's prices? It's because they operate as a cartel and fix the prices so that one week Asda is cheaper on xyz and another week its Tesco, and all supermarkets have even been fined for it in the past. Once you take the step to do all your shopping locally, you realise that there are much better prices and quality in local shops and it's amazing what they sell. I stopped shopping in supermarkets years ago, and would never go back into a supermarket now.

So, I'm still intrigued to know what can be bought in a supermarket that can't already be bought in small businesses in and around the Lakes? No one's been able to suggest anything yet.
I buy my loo rolls from the health shop in either Milnthorpe or Ulverston when I'm passing, craggy, but you can easily buy them in your local Co-op. The Co-op is a supermarket, and already here. Plus, it is more acceptable, as its customers are its members and it doesn't have big overseas shareholders that syphon money out of the area. Every town and most villages in the Lakes have a Coop and/or Spar. Surely that's enough for people intent on supermarket shopping? It's just an observation, laker1. It strikes me that if someone is unable to see the local consequences of encouraging a big supermarket into an area where small local businesses are trying to survive then perhaps they are the same people who can't / don't want to see the consequences of not cleaning up after their dogs, leaving litter around etc. It's the same type of thinking - shortsighted. It only goes to show how far supermarkets have brainwashed people when they are referred to as "progress" or "opportunities" (as per your previous post). It isn't either of those - it's a shop. You won't see me pushing a trolley of overpriced goods anywhere. I buy my food and other goods regularly from local shops and farmers markets. Just a bagful of good quality, reasonably priced items at a time and away I go. Shopping in supermarkets went out of fashion when many people realised what a rip-off they are behind the advertising hype. Have you never wondered why they always advertise their low prices only in relation to one another's prices? It's because they operate as a cartel and fix the prices so that one week Asda is cheaper on xyz and another week its Tesco, and all supermarkets have even been fined for it in the past. Once you take the step to do all your shopping locally, you realise that there are much better prices and quality in local shops and it's amazing what they sell. I stopped shopping in supermarkets years ago, and would never go back into a supermarket now. So, I'm still intrigued to know what can be bought in a supermarket that can't already be bought in small businesses in and around the Lakes? No one's been able to suggest anything yet. jazzactivist
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7:09pm Mon 15 Jul 13

laker1 says...

What a patronising prat
What a patronising prat laker1
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8:15pm Mon 15 Jul 13

dancer58 says...

Condoms ?
Condoms ? dancer58
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9:19pm Mon 15 Jul 13

craggy says...

Its pretty clear what we have here - snobbery.

What I fail to understand is why snobs have such a problem with how other people live.

It always amuses me how snobs attempt to justify their choice of multi national (spar, co op) but look down their noses at the choices of others.

Snobs fail to understand that most people shop in both supermarkets AND local shops.

Did you buy the computer you using in a local shop? Is it produced by a multi national? Or is justifiable because it suits you?
Its pretty clear what we have here - snobbery. What I fail to understand is why snobs have such a problem with how other people live. It always amuses me how snobs attempt to justify their choice of multi national (spar, co op) but look down their noses at the choices of others. Snobs fail to understand that most people shop in both supermarkets AND local shops. Did you buy the computer you using in a local shop? Is it produced by a multi national? Or is justifiable because it suits you? craggy
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9:40pm Mon 15 Jul 13

laker1 says...

pp above obviously doesn't live in Ambleside so I would suggest you mind your own business. Both Milnthorpe and Ulverston where he shops, both have large supermarkets, though I'm glad he doesn't shop in them - hope he buys enough 'loo rolls' from the health shop cos from the sound of him, he'll need them
pp above obviously doesn't live in Ambleside so I would suggest you mind your own business. Both Milnthorpe and Ulverston where he shops, both have large supermarkets, though I'm glad he doesn't shop in them - hope he buys enough 'loo rolls' from the health shop cos from the sound of him, he'll need them laker1
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1:56pm Tue 16 Jul 13

zaney5 says...

"Shopping in supermarkets went out of fashion when many people realised what a rip-off they are behind the advertising hype."

For something thats out of fashion, they always seem to be busy.
"Shopping in supermarkets went out of fashion when many people realised what a rip-off they are behind the advertising hype." For something thats out of fashion, they always seem to be busy. zaney5
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4:43pm Tue 16 Jul 13

jazzactivist says...

I'm not snobby, elderly, or living on a high income (nor am I male). I also work full time and share a car with my partner, so don't have lots of free time / easy travel for shopping.

Years ago, I woke up and became heartily sick of the way supermarkets and multinationals behave towards their customers, local communities, and their suppliers. So made the decision to stop shopping in them and supporting their dodgy activities. I'm not alone, there is a whole movement of people doing the same and plenty of info about it in the media. I did lots of research into it, and into alternatives. And there IS always an alternative. I don't use condoms (but you can buy them in any local, independent chemist)! I bought my laptop secondhand from a small shop in Kendal. Also, my local shop / PO when I lived in Lindale used to sell fair trade loo rolls for the same price as the brand name ones. I was surprised to see that. It's just a matter of pretending that the big multinationals don't exist and thinking about where else the item can be bought.

I managed to change my shopping habits when we lived 17 miles from the nearest shop of any kind. It's easy to claim that people who choose to shop as I do don't 'live in the real world' or 'have plenty of money', when it just isn't true. All it takes is a bit of effort, and concern about local communities in general. You don't have to live in a community to care about what happens to it. And a willingness to enjoy your shopping. I think what the supermarket fans on here don't like about what I am saying is that it holds up a mirror. I am exactly the same as all of you, and I can say for sure that one of the reasons we moved to Cumbria is because it is so easy to buy high quality food and goods for reasonable prices everywhere you look.
I'm not snobby, elderly, or living on a high income (nor am I male). I also work full time and share a car with my partner, so don't have lots of free time / easy travel for shopping. Years ago, I woke up and became heartily sick of the way supermarkets and multinationals behave towards their customers, local communities, and their suppliers. So made the decision to stop shopping in them and supporting their dodgy activities. I'm not alone, there is a whole movement of people doing the same and plenty of info about it in the media. I did lots of research into it, and into alternatives. And there IS always an alternative. I don't use condoms (but you can buy them in any local, independent chemist)! I bought my laptop secondhand from a small shop in Kendal. Also, my local shop / PO when I lived in Lindale used to sell fair trade loo rolls for the same price as the brand name ones. I was surprised to see that. It's just a matter of pretending that the big multinationals don't exist and thinking about where else the item can be bought. I managed to change my shopping habits when we lived 17 miles from the nearest shop of any kind. It's easy to claim that people who choose to shop as I do don't 'live in the real world' or 'have plenty of money', when it just isn't true. All it takes is a bit of effort, and concern about local communities in general. You don't have to live in a community to care about what happens to it. And a willingness to enjoy your shopping. I think what the supermarket fans on here don't like about what I am saying is that it holds up a mirror. I am exactly the same as all of you, and I can say for sure that one of the reasons we moved to Cumbria is because it is so easy to buy high quality food and goods for reasonable prices everywhere you look. jazzactivist
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6:48pm Tue 16 Jul 13

laker1 says...

Well, there we have it - someone else who has moved into the area and wants to inflict their views on others, never mind the jobs that such a project would create for local people, never mind the repeated journeys for local people having to go to supermarkets, cos a lot of people do - have you looked at prices of things in Spar & the Coop in Ambleside, if you can get the things you want. Never mind the fuel that is spent on these journeys. Bring it on and if you don't like it move on and inflict your views on someone else
Well, there we have it - someone else who has moved into the area and wants to inflict their views on others, never mind the jobs that such a project would create for local people, never mind the repeated journeys for local people having to go to supermarkets, cos a lot of people do - have you looked at prices of things in Spar & the Coop in Ambleside, if you can get the things you want. Never mind the fuel that is spent on these journeys. Bring it on and if you don't like it move on and inflict your views on someone else laker1
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6:13am Wed 17 Jul 13

craggy says...

jazzactivist wrote:
I'm not snobby, elderly, or living on a high income (nor am I male). I also work full time and share a car with my partner, so don't have lots of free time / easy travel for shopping.

Years ago, I woke up and became heartily sick of the way supermarkets and multinationals behave towards their customers, local communities, and their suppliers. So made the decision to stop shopping in them and supporting their dodgy activities. I'm not alone, there is a whole movement of people doing the same and plenty of info about it in the media. I did lots of research into it, and into alternatives. And there IS always an alternative. I don't use condoms (but you can buy them in any local, independent chemist)! I bought my laptop secondhand from a small shop in Kendal. Also, my local shop / PO when I lived in Lindale used to sell fair trade loo rolls for the same price as the brand name ones. I was surprised to see that. It's just a matter of pretending that the big multinationals don't exist and thinking about where else the item can be bought.

I managed to change my shopping habits when we lived 17 miles from the nearest shop of any kind. It's easy to claim that people who choose to shop as I do don't 'live in the real world' or 'have plenty of money', when it just isn't true. All it takes is a bit of effort, and concern about local communities in general. You don't have to live in a community to care about what happens to it. And a willingness to enjoy your shopping. I think what the supermarket fans on here don't like about what I am saying is that it holds up a mirror. I am exactly the same as all of you, and I can say for sure that one of the reasons we moved to Cumbria is because it is so easy to buy high quality food and goods for reasonable prices everywhere you look.
And the brand of your computer is?
[quote][p][bold]jazzactivist[/bold] wrote: I'm not snobby, elderly, or living on a high income (nor am I male). I also work full time and share a car with my partner, so don't have lots of free time / easy travel for shopping. Years ago, I woke up and became heartily sick of the way supermarkets and multinationals behave towards their customers, local communities, and their suppliers. So made the decision to stop shopping in them and supporting their dodgy activities. I'm not alone, there is a whole movement of people doing the same and plenty of info about it in the media. I did lots of research into it, and into alternatives. And there IS always an alternative. I don't use condoms (but you can buy them in any local, independent chemist)! I bought my laptop secondhand from a small shop in Kendal. Also, my local shop / PO when I lived in Lindale used to sell fair trade loo rolls for the same price as the brand name ones. I was surprised to see that. It's just a matter of pretending that the big multinationals don't exist and thinking about where else the item can be bought. I managed to change my shopping habits when we lived 17 miles from the nearest shop of any kind. It's easy to claim that people who choose to shop as I do don't 'live in the real world' or 'have plenty of money', when it just isn't true. All it takes is a bit of effort, and concern about local communities in general. You don't have to live in a community to care about what happens to it. And a willingness to enjoy your shopping. I think what the supermarket fans on here don't like about what I am saying is that it holds up a mirror. I am exactly the same as all of you, and I can say for sure that one of the reasons we moved to Cumbria is because it is so easy to buy high quality food and goods for reasonable prices everywhere you look.[/p][/quote]And the brand of your computer is? craggy
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