Funding for £1.4m revival of Old Northam Road in Southampton

£1.4m revival of Old Northam

£1.4m revival of Old Northam

£1.4m revival of Old Northam

£1.4m revival of Old Northam

£1.4m revival of Old Northam

First published in Heritage News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

IN its ’60s and ’70s heyday it was a bustling centre of second hand and collectables shops compared to London’s Portobello Road.

Today around half the premises in Old Northam Road in Southampton stand empty and have been caught in a spiral of neglect over the past decade or so, despite attempts to restore some of the shops.

Now the developer which owns most of the street has been granted £138,000 by the council to help spruce up the rundown shopping parade and kick start its £1.4m revival as an antiques quarter. And it also has a longer term plan to build the largest auction house and antique centre in the south of England.

Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, to Grays Developments to refurbish 13 dilapidated Victorian terraced properties in Old Northam Road over the next year.

Grays said it planned to restore all of the derelict properties in the road, including 15 Victorian shops, and refurbishing eight other shop units, to create an antiques and collectables themed shopping destination, bringing 20 jobs.

Surviving traders, residents, councillors and Itchen MP John Denham, have been campaigning for years for a revival of the road’s fortunes.

In the early 2000s, nearly £2m from a Government re-generation fund, was spent on the road, |||but while a row of shops was immaculately restored, the site of a planned antiques centre remains boarded up.

Grays has promised to invest millions restoring the swathe of properties it has bought up. It said they would otherwise have been lost to demolition.

But traders have remained sceptical of the vision until they see work starting on the ground.

New council leader Richard Williams said: “Let’s hope we can get moving now we’ve taken this big step forward.”

Grays, which owns 30 commercial properties and 68 homes within Old Northam Road, has worked with the council to come up with a programme of works starting next month until June next year.

Grays estate manager Ian Bennett said he was delighted the council had agreed to the funding.

“Old Northam Road was always a recognised destination for dealers and collectors alike and we are now certain that it will be returned to its former glory to rival the Lane in Brighton and once again be established as a national destination.”

He said Grays had concerns over proposals by the council to diminish the protection afforded to ground floor shop units in the area, but been assured with the decision to support the restoration works that the current protection will remain.

He added: “On completion of the restoration works to the shops we will be establishing one of the largest auction houses and antique centres in the south of England.”

He said in due course the area would be marketed nationally but would be offering “favourable rates and flexible terms” to local businesses and enthusiast interested in being part of the vision.

The council grant, from the abolished regional development agency Seeda, was originally allocated for work to tackle eyesores, promote healthy living, and develop key sites. The money will be handed over once the renovation works are completed in four phases.

• Contact info@graysdevelopments.com or call 023 8063 065 for more information.

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11:26am Tue 26 Jun 12

userds5050 says...

How many times have we read this story in the Echo?
How many times have we read this story in the Echo? userds5050
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11:30am Tue 26 Jun 12

loosehead says...

A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year? loosehead
  • Score: 0

12:27pm Tue 26 Jun 12

bigfella777 says...

£138k pretty small beans in the building game,wont go far.At least the developers are stopping the whole street being filled with foreign shops.
£138k pretty small beans in the building game,wont go far.At least the developers are stopping the whole street being filled with foreign shops. bigfella777
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Tue 26 Jun 12

George4th says...

I'm all for starting new businesses and growing current businesses. This does not convince me that it will re-generate the street.
However, in this case, the cynic in me says that the developers will put a facelift on the shops but concentrate on extending the size of the attached residential accommodation for increased rental returns.............
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I'm all for starting new businesses and growing current businesses. This does not convince me that it will re-generate the street. However, in this case, the cynic in me says that the developers will put a facelift on the shops but concentrate on extending the size of the attached residential accommodation for increased rental returns............. . George4th
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12:51pm Tue 26 Jun 12

ToastyTea says...

I'll believe it when I see it just like all these other grand plans for the city centre that never happen.
I'll believe it when I see it just like all these other grand plans for the city centre that never happen. ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

12:54pm Tue 26 Jun 12

HillsidePaul says...

I hope this works, but the reason it didn't last time was the massive increase in antique dealers trading on e-bay. Friends in the trade tell me they have no need to pay rent on a shop when they have the internet.
I hope this works, but the reason it didn't last time was the massive increase in antique dealers trading on e-bay. Friends in the trade tell me they have no need to pay rent on a shop when they have the internet. HillsidePaul
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1:10pm Tue 26 Jun 12

GregETNet says...

Why not use the empty shops for local artisans? Make it possible for them to display their wares. Or what about use the space to run some skill share workshops that bring in and involve the community?
Why not use the empty shops for local artisans? Make it possible for them to display their wares. Or what about use the space to run some skill share workshops that bring in and involve the community? GregETNet
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY Lone Ranger.
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2:31pm Tue 26 Jun 12

SotonLad says...

You need to get rid of all the alcys and smack heads living down there first!
You need to get rid of all the alcys and smack heads living down there first! SotonLad
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Tue 26 Jun 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council? loosehead
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4:25pm Tue 26 Jun 12

-stiv- says...

It has the potential to be great round there. There always has been something special about the road.

I used to like going to Beatnik Emporium and the brik a brak shops.

It's one of those rare Southampton streets that you can walk down the middle of.

Subsidise a few key enterprises on the street and hope that kicks things off.
It has the potential to be great round there. There always has been something special about the road. I used to like going to Beatnik Emporium and the brik a brak shops. It's one of those rare Southampton streets that you can walk down the middle of. Subsidise a few key enterprises on the street and hope that kicks things off. -stiv-
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4:59pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Shoong says...

SotonLad wrote:
You need to get rid of all the alcys and smack heads living down there first!
Have no fear, I hear that they are moving them to Redbridge.
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: You need to get rid of all the alcys and smack heads living down there first![/p][/quote]Have no fear, I hear that they are moving them to Redbridge. Shoong
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5:33pm Tue 26 Jun 12

OceansofRed says...

It's a good idea. As long as it doesnt mean we get some hideous piece of art it sounds like a sensible use of funds.
It's a good idea. As long as it doesnt mean we get some hideous piece of art it sounds like a sensible use of funds. OceansofRed
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8:00pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Mr Cynical says...

Yes, why not give more money to a company that was nearly struck off/dissolved last year.

Wasn't this area given a shedload of public money years ago to regenerate?
Or did all that go to the previous developer who ended up going bankrupt?
Yes, why not give more money to a company that was nearly struck off/dissolved last year. Wasn't this area given a shedload of public money years ago to regenerate? Or did all that go to the previous developer who ended up going bankrupt? Mr Cynical
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8:18pm Tue 26 Jun 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

-stiv- wrote:
It has the potential to be great round there. There always has been something special about the road.

I used to like going to Beatnik Emporium and the brik a brak shops.

It's one of those rare Southampton streets that you can walk down the middle of.

Subsidise a few key enterprises on the street and hope that kicks things off.
I used to go to "The old toy shop" down there but then I went to buy something there one day and it was gone, then it became something else and now that's gone, now it's empty.
[quote][p][bold]-stiv-[/bold] wrote: It has the potential to be great round there. There always has been something special about the road. I used to like going to Beatnik Emporium and the brik a brak shops. It's one of those rare Southampton streets that you can walk down the middle of. Subsidise a few key enterprises on the street and hope that kicks things off.[/p][/quote]I used to go to "The old toy shop" down there but then I went to buy something there one day and it was gone, then it became something else and now that's gone, now it's empty. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Tue 26 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be! andysaints007
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1:21pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
Ohh you didnt sign it this time ..
.
.... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007.
.
You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be![/p][/quote]Ohh you didnt sign it this time .. . .... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007. . You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 0

4:37pm Wed 27 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
Ohh you didnt sign it this time ..
.
.... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007.
.
You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in
Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be![/p][/quote]Ohh you didnt sign it this time .. . .... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007. . You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in[/p][/quote]Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming **** andysaints007
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4:56pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
Ohh you didnt sign it this time ..
.
.... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007.
.
You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in
Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****
I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are.
.
You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish.
.
Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks
.
You really do need to get a life or an education
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be![/p][/quote]Ohh you didnt sign it this time .. . .... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007. . You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in[/p][/quote]Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****[/p][/quote]I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are. . You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish. . Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks . You really do need to get a life or an education Lone Ranger.
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8:07pm Wed 27 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
Ohh you didnt sign it this time ..
.
.... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007.
.
You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in
Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****
I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are.
.
You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish.
.
Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks
.
You really do need to get a life or an education
Hmmmm the pot calling the kettle black comes to mind!

But then I'm so uneducated, stupid, pathetic and childish that it really amuses me that you spend time replying to my posts. Especially when all you ever do is whine and whinge and moan and disagree with anyone who isn't a 'lefty'or doesn't agree with your politics !!
You really are an unspeakable, filthy, feculent cuntitudinous fucktard."

But you do amuse me xxxxxxx
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be![/p][/quote]Ohh you didnt sign it this time .. . .... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007. . You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in[/p][/quote]Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****[/p][/quote]I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are. . You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish. . Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks . You really do need to get a life or an education[/p][/quote]Hmmmm the pot calling the kettle black comes to mind! But then I'm so uneducated, stupid, pathetic and childish that it really amuses me that you spend time replying to my posts. Especially when all you ever do is whine and whinge and moan and disagree with anyone who isn't a 'lefty'or doesn't agree with your politics !! You really are an unspeakable, filthy, feculent cuntitudinous fucktard." But you do amuse me xxxxxxx andysaints007
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8:08pm Wed 27 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that?
repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?
Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding,
.
Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY
But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum?
this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right?
Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?
Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be!
Ohh you didnt sign it this time ..
.
.... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007.
.
You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in
Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****
I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are.
.
You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish.
.
Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks
.
You really do need to get a life or an education
Hmmmm the pot calling the kettle black comes to mind!

But then I'm so uneducated, stupid, pathetic and childish that it really amuses me that you spend time replying to my posts. Especially when all you ever do is whine and whinge and moan and disagree with anyone who isn't a 'lefty'or doesn't agree with your politics !!
You really are an unspeakable, filthy, feculent cuntitudinous fucktard."

But you do amuse me xxxxxxx
....sorry my little moany friend I meant to give you more kisses than that xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: A developer owns it yet we the residents/taxpayers are giving the developer money to develop it? didn't think Labour would give our money away like that? repossess the properties, compulsory purchase & sell on to a developer to do the work or issue an order on the developer to carry out said work or the council would take possession not just over tax payers money when were so short of cash or will that be another pound on our tax next year?[/p][/quote]Labour council leaders agreed to hand the money, left over from regional regeneration funding, . Wrong again lh ...... NO TAXPAYERS MONEY[/p][/quote]But when ever the Tories found money from outside sources you stated this could have gone to the council workers not say the Cultural Quarter or here's a big one the SEA City Museum? this is a private developer not developing an area letting it go to ruin doing just enough not to get compulsory purchased being given public YES PUBLIC money which is all tax payers money to help develop his/hers portfolio how is this right? Lone Ranger will all accommodation be let to only council tenants as in other cities? or is it just a bribe to get this developer to develop from a socialist council?[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time on the lefty loosehead !! It's very selective when it wants to be![/p][/quote]Ohh you didnt sign it this time .. . .... Your IQ hasnt improved yet has it..... still the same as a mange poodle .007. . You should stick to posting about football they give me a far greater laugh ...... especially as you have the nerve to include saints in your log in[/p][/quote]Ahhhh thats quite funny coming from you 'Moan Ranger'!! You do make me laugh - still its a change from your lefty, political sh*te and drivel on here - please keep it coming ****[/p][/quote]I dont think it does make you laugh ......... I think it gets in your gut to think that someone really knows how stupid you are. . You are like a few posters on here who just make derogitory comments about others and have no ideas or views of your own ....... just pathetic and childish. . Looking back at some of your posts and news you have posted nothing but snide remarks . You really do need to get a life or an education[/p][/quote]Hmmmm the pot calling the kettle black comes to mind! But then I'm so uneducated, stupid, pathetic and childish that it really amuses me that you spend time replying to my posts. Especially when all you ever do is whine and whinge and moan and disagree with anyone who isn't a 'lefty'or doesn't agree with your politics !! You really are an unspeakable, filthy, feculent cuntitudinous fucktard." But you do amuse me xxxxxxx[/p][/quote]....sorry my little moany friend I meant to give you more kisses than that xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx andysaints007
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8:55pm Wed 27 Jun 12

loosehead says...

How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ! loosehead
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9:06pm Wed 27 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol andysaints007
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9:37pm Wed 27 Jun 12

loosehead says...

andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol
Have you noticed how when the left are losing arguments they resort to personal abuse?
yet call say Southy a moron over a ridiculous statement he's made God they all come on here defending him but usually they're attacking him?
If any one can prove I'm wrong about my point of view fine I'll admit I'm wrong but to call you those names I feel he should be reported or at least the Echo should be asked why they didn't block those words?
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol[/p][/quote]Have you noticed how when the left are losing arguments they resort to personal abuse? yet call say Southy a moron over a ridiculous statement he's made God they all come on here defending him but usually they're attacking him? If any one can prove I'm wrong about my point of view fine I'll admit I'm wrong but to call you those names I feel he should be reported or at least the Echo should be asked why they didn't block those words? loosehead
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9:45am Thu 28 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol
Have you noticed how when the left are losing arguments they resort to personal abuse?
yet call say Southy a moron over a ridiculous statement he's made God they all come on here defending him but usually they're attacking him?
If any one can prove I'm wrong about my point of view fine I'll admit I'm wrong but to call you those names I feel he should be reported or at least the Echo should be asked why they didn't block those words?
You obviously dont know the history of this poster do you loosehead
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]The Echo filters probably don't pick up the uneducated spellings of those words ! lol[/p][/quote]Have you noticed how when the left are losing arguments they resort to personal abuse? yet call say Southy a moron over a ridiculous statement he's made God they all come on here defending him but usually they're attacking him? If any one can prove I'm wrong about my point of view fine I'll admit I'm wrong but to call you those names I feel he should be reported or at least the Echo should be asked why they didn't block those words?[/p][/quote]You obviously dont know the history of this poster do you loosehead Lone Ranger.
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11:30am Thu 28 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again Lone Ranger.
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2:00pm Thu 28 Jun 12

Northam Lady says...

I moved here in 2002 on the understanding it was part of a Regeneration programme. I have spent the past Ten Years campaigning for this and am absolutely over the moon. We are not all drunks and crackheads. We are mostly respectable people trying to improve our environment.
Now just forget the history and
unless you actually live in Old Northam Road - shut the **** up.

By the way - the scaffolding goes up over the Sex Shop on 23rd July! :-) Yippee x
I moved here in 2002 on the understanding it was part of a Regeneration programme. I have spent the past Ten Years campaigning for this and am absolutely over the moon. We are not all drunks and crackheads. We are mostly respectable people trying to improve our environment. Now just forget the history and unless you actually live in Old Northam Road - shut the **** up. By the way - the scaffolding goes up over the Sex Shop on 23rd July! :-) Yippee x Northam Lady
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2:29pm Thu 28 Jun 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again
cuntitudinous fucktard."
this was from your post?
please don't belittle my intelligence by saying this isn't swearing
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again[/p][/quote]cuntitudinous fucktard." this was from your post? please don't belittle my intelligence by saying this isn't swearing loosehead
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2:39pm Thu 28 Jun 12

loosehead says...

Northam Lady wrote:
I moved here in 2002 on the understanding it was part of a Regeneration programme. I have spent the past Ten Years campaigning for this and am absolutely over the moon. We are not all drunks and crackheads. We are mostly respectable people trying to improve our environment.
Now just forget the history and
unless you actually live in Old Northam Road - shut the **** up.

By the way - the scaffolding goes up over the Sex Shop on 23rd July! :-) Yippee x
I've seen on TV where properties like this have been compulsory purchased by the local authority & a developer is bought in.
the shops are then let after the properties have been restored.the flats are then released to the council for 5years.
the developer buys it all off the council with that one clause of renting them (flats) to council tenants for a minimum of 5 years.
this is not the case here this is my tax payers money (regeneration fund comes from tax) being given to a developer to do the work so they & they alone can make a profit from it.
this is what I object to.
We have a council that's stopping people buying homes they've lived in for years who have stated they want more council properties well here's their chance to increase their portfolio even for 5 years .
but no they just hand over our money?
this money could have built a few Family houses instead of being given to a Developer.
Also there are powers they have to enforce this work to be carried out or they can take possession of the properties so I'm sorry but is the developer a friend of Councillor Williams?
Money for the boys comes to mind?
[quote][p][bold]Northam Lady[/bold] wrote: I moved here in 2002 on the understanding it was part of a Regeneration programme. I have spent the past Ten Years campaigning for this and am absolutely over the moon. We are not all drunks and crackheads. We are mostly respectable people trying to improve our environment. Now just forget the history and unless you actually live in Old Northam Road - shut the **** up. By the way - the scaffolding goes up over the Sex Shop on 23rd July! :-) Yippee x[/p][/quote]I've seen on TV where properties like this have been compulsory purchased by the local authority & a developer is bought in. the shops are then let after the properties have been restored.the flats are then released to the council for 5years. the developer buys it all off the council with that one clause of renting them (flats) to council tenants for a minimum of 5 years. this is not the case here this is my tax payers money (regeneration fund comes from tax) being given to a developer to do the work so they & they alone can make a profit from it. this is what I object to. We have a council that's stopping people buying homes they've lived in for years who have stated they want more council properties well here's their chance to increase their portfolio even for 5 years . but no they just hand over our money? this money could have built a few Family houses instead of being given to a Developer. Also there are powers they have to enforce this work to be carried out or they can take possession of the properties so I'm sorry but is the developer a friend of Councillor Williams? Money for the boys comes to mind? loosehead
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3:42pm Thu 28 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them?
Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order !
I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again
cuntitudinous fucktard."
this was from your post?
please don't belittle my intelligence by saying this isn't swearing
I will belittle your intellegence,
.
Read again and again and look at the poster ...... IT IS NOT ME
.
Post your apology when you have read and understood the post and who posted it
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: How come a lefty can come on here & use swear words with no real attempt to hide them & the Echo doesn't blank them? Loe Ranger I feel your way out of order ![/p][/quote]I wonder where you have seen swear words in my posts .... Wrong again[/p][/quote]cuntitudinous fucktard." this was from your post? please don't belittle my intelligence by saying this isn't swearing[/p][/quote]I will belittle your intellegence, . Read again and again and look at the poster ...... IT IS NOT ME . Post your apology when you have read and understood the post and who posted it Lone Ranger.
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