Costco to open new Southampton store on BAT site with 250 new jobs

Inside one of Costco's stores

Inside one of Costco's stores

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

CASH-and-carry giant Costco is planning to open a huge wholesale store in Southampton bringing more than 250 new jobs.

The American retailer has drawn up proposals for one of its low price big box warehouses on part of the BAT site in Millbrook.

It will stock big name brands, from paper towels and peanut butter to toys and office supplies at discount prices.

However, customers, both trade and the public, will have to pay a membership fee to shop there.

Costco has struck a deal to buy the ten-acre plot off Regents Park Road, formerly used for cigarette manufacturing, subject to planning permission.

A spokesman said the store would provide “at least 160 well paid jobs at opening, rising to at least 250 within three years of opening”.

Positions will range from unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications or training, to craft and operative jobs for which specialist training is given. A number of supervisory and management positions will also be required.

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The spokesman added: “Southampton is an area in which Costco has been looking for a site for many years. The proposed location is within a large regional centre that houses a significant number of small to medium sized businesses that would benefit from the wholesale products on offer at Costco.”

A BAT spokesman said: “We’ve been negotiating this contract for over two years and we believe that this proposal offers a good opportunity for the city.”

Council leader Royston Smith said: “News that another major retailer has chosen Southampton is great for the city. This will create new jobs and will bring new investment to Millbrook and Southampton.

Southampton City Council will continue to do all it can to encourage major businesses into the city to support economic growth and prosperity.”

Costco’s arrival in Southampton would further cement its crown as the retail capital of the south coast.

It comes after American electronics retailer Best Buy opened a store in Hedge End, and Swedish furniture giant Ikea chose the city as a south coast location over rivals such as Portsmouth. The nearest Costco is currently in Reading.

Costco’s 22nd UK store has just opened in Coventry, where the firm had two planning applications rejected at a public inquiry before a third was granted on appeal last summer.

Rival cash-and-carry group Makro has grown to 30 stores in the UK, including Fareham and Poole, with £1 billion in sales, although its membership criteria is more restricted.

The wholesaler will be holding as series of public exhibitions next month to discuss the proposals with residents.

A planning application is likely to be submitted in the autumn. The store could be open for business in 2012.

■ Public exhibitions of the Costco proposals will be held at Thompson Memorial Hall in Testwood Road, Freemantle on September 9, between 3.30pm to 7pm, and on September 11 between 9.30am to 12.30pm.

What is Costco?

Costco is an American company, founded in Seattle in 1983, that runs a chain of warehouses selling both big brand and privately labelled merchandise.

Each Costco warehouse is designed to sell the maximum amount of a particular product line with the minimum display fuss, seven days a week.

As well as food Costco also sells office materials, toys, health and beauty products, and many other nonedible products.

Costco warehouses are open to both trade and selected members of public through a membership scheme, which costs from £20 a year.

They claim to offer 20 to 25 per cent off the prices charged on big-name brands by the likes of Tesco and Asda.

Costco stocks about 3,800 different items at any one time about a quarter of the number at main supermarket rivals.

The firm owns 22 locations in the UK and has a total of 555 warehouses all over the world, mostly in America, which turnover $70bn in annual sales.

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12:10pm Wed 25 Aug 10

fraggled says...

Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need!
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Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook! fraggled
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12:19pm Wed 25 Aug 10

StEmmosfire says...

WOW - Paper Towels!!!
WOW - Paper Towels!!! StEmmosfire
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12:21pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MGRA says...

"It will stock big name brands, from paper towels and peanut butter to toys and office supplies at discount prices. "
whoa , I am putting my house up for sale this instant and am looking to buy in shirley to make best use of this boom town bonanza that is costco.
"It will stock big name brands, from paper towels and peanut butter to toys and office supplies at discount prices. " whoa , I am putting my house up for sale this instant and am looking to buy in shirley to make best use of this boom town bonanza that is costco. MGRA
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12:43pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Tommy News says...

We should be grateful that more low skilled jobs will be created to curb the rise in unemployment, especially in the under 25's.
We should be grateful that more low skilled jobs will be created to curb the rise in unemployment, especially in the under 25's. Tommy News
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12:45pm Wed 25 Aug 10

thesotonsaint says...

fraggled wrote:
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need!
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Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
[quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!! thesotonsaint
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12:49pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Howardjo says...

thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
The Sotot Saint - Lighten up.

I've lived in Millbrook, it's a sh*thole.
[quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]The Sotot Saint - Lighten up. I've lived in Millbrook, it's a sh*thole. Howardjo
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12:54pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Elgy says...

SO50 not so51, that would be Romsey. And that IS common.
SO50 not so51, that would be Romsey. And that IS common. Elgy
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12:58pm Wed 25 Aug 10

da boss says...

MGRA wrote:
"It will stock big name brands, from paper towels and peanut butter to toys and office supplies at discount prices. "
whoa , I am putting my house up for sale this instant and am looking to buy in shirley to make best use of this boom town bonanza that is costco.
wheels still turning on your house? one horse hic town,stay where you are,shirley does,nt want your sort ,move to your natural habitat , smelly portsmouth.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: "It will stock big name brands, from paper towels and peanut butter to toys and office supplies at discount prices. " whoa , I am putting my house up for sale this instant and am looking to buy in shirley to make best use of this boom town bonanza that is costco.[/p][/quote]wheels still turning on your house? one horse hic town,stay where you are,shirley does,nt want your sort ,move to your natural habitat , smelly portsmouth. da boss
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1:03pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MartinWellbourne says...

fraggled wrote:
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
I can see there being a traffic problem - you could get to the store from the West quite easily - turning back and heading West out of the City requires some thought and serious changes to the road system.
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Still if CostCo are happy to pay for the works that should be fine.
[quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]I can see there being a traffic problem - you could get to the store from the West quite easily - turning back and heading West out of the City requires some thought and serious changes to the road system. . Still if CostCo are happy to pay for the works that should be fine. MartinWellbourne
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1:09pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Balmoral says...

Will the new owners recruit from the local area of Millbrook, or will they bypass any need for locals in favour of satisfying other more prosperous areas demands ? Will the new owners and council realise the service road that is continually clogged late afternoon, would in turn create more queues in and out of town and completely disrupt an already problematic thoroughfare ? Will the new owners and council guarantee restricted time deliveries, as not to disrupt the sleep of locals ? Somehow, these few of many problems will be overlooked.
Will the new owners recruit from the local area of Millbrook, or will they bypass any need for locals in favour of satisfying other more prosperous areas demands ? Will the new owners and council realise the service road that is continually clogged late afternoon, would in turn create more queues in and out of town and completely disrupt an already problematic thoroughfare ? Will the new owners and council guarantee restricted time deliveries, as not to disrupt the sleep of locals ? Somehow, these few of many problems will be overlooked. Balmoral
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1:14pm Wed 25 Aug 10

hulla baloo says...

Just like their used to be others, such as Misslebrook and Weston and closed down again.
Just like their used to be others, such as Misslebrook and Weston and closed down again. hulla baloo
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1:17pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MGRA says...

thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Eastleigh is a dump. Most of shirley is a dump. Millbrook gives dumps a bad name... but thats not the issue , people can talk-up a refuse tip until they are blue in the face but its still a refuse tip. The point here is why would the lure of cheap stationary and paper towels be sufficient to make this store a success !? remember also that they mentioned "membership" which will rule out many since the challenge of filling that it will be beyond them... no I say its a strange one. but then again a massive store opened in southampton selling firewood in novelty shapes like shelving and seats and I said that would never catch on because regular firewood is so cheap but I was proved wrong as thousands flocked to Ikea.
[quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Eastleigh is a dump. Most of shirley is a dump. Millbrook gives dumps a bad name... but thats not the issue , people can talk-up a refuse tip until they are blue in the face but its still a refuse tip. The point here is why would the lure of cheap stationary and paper towels be sufficient to make this store a success !? remember also that they mentioned "membership" which will rule out many since the challenge of filling that it will be beyond them... no I say its a strange one. but then again a massive store opened in southampton selling firewood in novelty shapes like shelving and seats and I said that would never catch on because regular firewood is so cheap but I was proved wrong as thousands flocked to Ikea. MGRA
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1:28pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Sausage_Surprise says...

fraggled wrote:
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Its that sort of attitude that gives Eastleigh a bad name, its people like you that put a downer on the whole employment prospects, skilled or unskilled jobs being created is never a bad thing, mind you, you and your caravan can switch locations whenever you want you dirty cacker ! Preferably down the M27 with the rest of the dirty travellers....
[quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Its that sort of attitude that gives Eastleigh a bad name, its people like you that put a downer on the whole employment prospects, skilled or unskilled jobs being created is never a bad thing, mind you, you and your caravan can switch locations whenever you want you dirty cacker ! Preferably down the M27 with the rest of the dirty travellers.... Sausage_Surprise
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1:33pm Wed 25 Aug 10

TUNA_MAN says...

Cost-co is imense !!! Cheap **** roll weeehhheeeyyyy
Cost-co is imense !!! Cheap **** roll weeehhheeeyyyy TUNA_MAN
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1:38pm Wed 25 Aug 10

shabbycaddy says...

Lol here we go again slagging areas off. Im sure people do it for the response on here lol.
Lol here we go again slagging areas off. Im sure people do it for the response on here lol. shabbycaddy
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1:44pm Wed 25 Aug 10

St Retford says...

These stories are always presented in terms of the number of jobs the new store will create but it's never asked how many jobs they will destroy. Smaller food retailers will have to shed staff and possibly close down as a result of this, but that is never mentioned. Whenever a supermarket sets up their net effect is to destroy more jobs in the area than they create, and yet their arrival is always given such positive spin.
These stories are always presented in terms of the number of jobs the new store will create but it's never asked how many jobs they will destroy. Smaller food retailers will have to shed staff and possibly close down as a result of this, but that is never mentioned. Whenever a supermarket sets up their net effect is to destroy more jobs in the area than they create, and yet their arrival is always given such positive spin. St Retford
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1:50pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Big Mac says...

Southy will no doubt have a solution for the perceived traffic issue... he may even done a hi vis, grab his 'lolly pop' and oversee the whole project.
Then again, he might have other ideas...
Southy will no doubt have a solution for the perceived traffic issue... he may even done a hi vis, grab his 'lolly pop' and oversee the whole project. Then again, he might have other ideas... Big Mac
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2:05pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Trevrev says...

I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !! Trevrev
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2:06pm Wed 25 Aug 10

tomliverpool says...

**** MILLBROOK IS GREAT
**** MILLBROOK IS GREAT tomliverpool
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2:07pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MartinWellbourne says...

Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
It is and some very nice people live there. The site would be ideal for houses rather than industrial or retail.
[quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]It is and some very nice people live there. The site would be ideal for houses rather than industrial or retail. MartinWellbourne
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2:11pm Wed 25 Aug 10

wilson castaway says...

paper towels,stationery and LIVE CRABS!!Its Kingsland market with a roof.
paper towels,stationery and LIVE CRABS!!Its Kingsland market with a roof. wilson castaway
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2:13pm Wed 25 Aug 10

southy says...

St Retford wrote:
These stories are always presented in terms of the number of jobs the new store will create but it's never asked how many jobs they will destroy. Smaller food retailers will have to shed staff and possibly close down as a result of this, but that is never mentioned. Whenever a supermarket sets up their net effect is to destroy more jobs in the area than they create, and yet their arrival is always given such positive spin.
that is very true,
oh congrats echo you manage to get an area name right.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: These stories are always presented in terms of the number of jobs the new store will create but it's never asked how many jobs they will destroy. Smaller food retailers will have to shed staff and possibly close down as a result of this, but that is never mentioned. Whenever a supermarket sets up their net effect is to destroy more jobs in the area than they create, and yet their arrival is always given such positive spin.[/p][/quote]that is very true, oh congrats echo you manage to get an area name right. southy
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2:18pm Wed 25 Aug 10

southy says...

MartinWellbourne wrote:
Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
It is and some very nice people live there. The site would be ideal for houses rather than industrial or retail.
regents park was the name of the manor that once stood there, millbrook is it right area name, its with in the old millbrook village boundary which ends at tanners brook.
[quote][p][bold]MartinWellbourne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]It is and some very nice people live there. The site would be ideal for houses rather than industrial or retail.[/p][/quote]regents park was the name of the manor that once stood there, millbrook is it right area name, its with in the old millbrook village boundary which ends at tanners brook. southy
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2:51pm Wed 25 Aug 10

rednwhite1 says...

Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here.
Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here. rednwhite1
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2:56pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Victorian Principles says...

thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote:
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need!
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Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
[quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7 Victorian Principles
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3:07pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Sausage_Surprise says...

Victorian Principles wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......
[quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7[/p][/quote]Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there...... Sausage_Surprise
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3:57pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MGRA says...

shabbycaddy wrote:
Lol here we go again slagging areas off. Im sure people do it for the response on here lol.
its not "slagging off". its just stating a fact. and anyway , many people like to live in dumps because its cheap. why would they move to more expensive areas and then take a massive cut out of their booze/fags/lottery fund.
No , nothing wrong with stating the obvious. I have lived in dumps when I was at Uni and I live in an ok road now but not in a particularly fabulous area but I would not paint my area up as anything more than it is.
[quote][p][bold]shabbycaddy[/bold] wrote: Lol here we go again slagging areas off. Im sure people do it for the response on here lol.[/p][/quote]its not "slagging off". its just stating a fact. and anyway , many people like to live in dumps because its cheap. why would they move to more expensive areas and then take a massive cut out of their booze/fags/lottery fund. No , nothing wrong with stating the obvious. I have lived in dumps when I was at Uni and I live in an ok road now but not in a particularly fabulous area but I would not paint my area up as anything more than it is. MGRA
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4:54pm Wed 25 Aug 10

friday says...

rednwhite1 wrote:
Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here.
There are three stores of this kind in the US. Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s (Wal-Mart). I have shopped in Costco’s with a trail membership and preferred BJ’s. These companies are open to the public or they would not survive. There are different memberships for families and business and business have earlier opening times when it is less crowded. Our family per year membership at Sams is around 50 pounds per year, however, the savings are huge and we go there for particular items, fruit (but yours is cheap there) coffee – huge savings, bread, cleaning products, outdoor furniture, TV’s, computers etc.,. We only go with a list otherwise you can end up spending a fortune. Items are certainly cheaper but you must be disciplined and remind yourself that all those canned goods are processed full of salt and not good for you even if they come 24 to a case.
[quote][p][bold]rednwhite1[/bold] wrote: Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here.[/p][/quote]There are three stores of this kind in the US. Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s (Wal-Mart). I have shopped in Costco’s with a trail membership and preferred BJ’s. These companies are open to the public or they would not survive. There are different memberships for families and business and business have earlier opening times when it is less crowded. Our family per year membership at Sams is around 50 pounds per year, however, the savings are huge and we go there for particular items, fruit (but yours is cheap there) coffee – huge savings, bread, cleaning products, outdoor furniture, TV’s, computers etc.,. We only go with a list otherwise you can end up spending a fortune. Items are certainly cheaper but you must be disciplined and remind yourself that all those canned goods are processed full of salt and not good for you even if they come 24 to a case. friday
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4:55pm Wed 25 Aug 10

StEmmosfire says...

Sausage_Surprise wrote:
Victorian Principles wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......
Probably hoping they had spelt their :-(
[quote][p][bold]Sausage_Surprise[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7[/p][/quote]Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......[/p][/quote]Probably hoping they had spelt their :-( StEmmosfire
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5:19pm Wed 25 Aug 10

didicoy says...

Shop for jobless scum, well placed.
Shop for jobless scum, well placed. didicoy
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5:47pm Wed 25 Aug 10

CANADA-GILL says...

I love Costco, here in Windsor Ontario, lots of things in the store,
even Royal Albert Old Country Roses
dishes etc. The meat is good, as are the fruit and veggies, in store bakery excellent, they also have other dept such as photo, pharmacy etc. Lots of seasonal items. One question to all you lovely people......where is the best place to live in Southampton, I see that Millbrook, Aldermoor, etc are where the so scum live, according to blogs I see on here.
I love Costco, here in Windsor Ontario, lots of things in the store, even Royal Albert Old Country Roses dishes etc. The meat is good, as are the fruit and veggies, in store bakery excellent, they also have other dept such as photo, pharmacy etc. Lots of seasonal items. One question to all you lovely people......where is the best place to live in Southampton, I see that Millbrook, Aldermoor, etc are where the so scum live, according to blogs I see on here. CANADA-GILL
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6:04pm Wed 25 Aug 10

wacky44 says...

wow...im reading an article on Costco and yet there's people trying to insult each other about where you live...grow up!!
wow...im reading an article on Costco and yet there's people trying to insult each other about where you live...grow up!! wacky44
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6:14pm Wed 25 Aug 10

headworm says...

Welll said wacky44

@Canada Gill, serioulsy, stay in Ontario, it's not so much areas of Southampton that are bad but the people in Southampton are generally rude, arrogant, selfish, unhelpful and serioulsy ignorant wherever you go.. in fact I think I've just summed up the vast majority of England so your best bet is to stay in Ontario; I know it's where I'd rather be.

Back on topic...

It's great that this store is coming, with all the pending job losses and increased taxation we are going to need cheaper supplies. Can't come soon enough imo.
Welll said wacky44 @Canada Gill, serioulsy, stay in Ontario, it's not so much areas of Southampton that are bad but the people in Southampton are generally rude, arrogant, selfish, unhelpful and serioulsy ignorant wherever you go.. in fact I think I've just summed up the vast majority of England so your best bet is to stay in Ontario; I know it's where I'd rather be. Back on topic... It's great that this store is coming, with all the pending job losses and increased taxation we are going to need cheaper supplies. Can't come soon enough imo. headworm
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6:37pm Wed 25 Aug 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush!

You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :)
[quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush! You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :) freemantlegirl2
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6:45pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Resident122 says...

This is brilliant news. We have been members since 1994 when Costco first opened in the Uk. Have just got back from Reading after taking back a jet wash which had broken down. We did not have the receipt but received a no questions full refund which we used to buy another.
We have been hoping for a more local Costco for a long time. Thoroughly recommended.
This is brilliant news. We have been members since 1994 when Costco first opened in the Uk. Have just got back from Reading after taking back a jet wash which had broken down. We did not have the receipt but received a no questions full refund which we used to buy another. We have been hoping for a more local Costco for a long time. Thoroughly recommended. Resident122
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8:05pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Hatchet Harry says...

Usual snobby comments regarding the area etc I see! Chill out you donuts. Having been in a Costco store whilst visiting the states, I for one welcome the store.
Usual snobby comments regarding the area etc I see! Chill out you donuts. Having been in a Costco store whilst visiting the states, I for one welcome the store. Hatchet Harry
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8:08pm Wed 25 Aug 10

Victorian Principles says...

Sausage_Surprise wrote:
Victorian Principles wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......
I believe you meant "we're". Never mind, eh!
[quote][p][bold]Sausage_Surprise[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7[/p][/quote]Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......[/p][/quote]I believe you meant "we're". Never mind, eh! Victorian Principles
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8:29pm Wed 25 Aug 10

MGRA says...

wacky44 wrote:
wow...im reading an article on Costco and yet there's people trying to insult each other about where you live...grow up!!
coz "WOW" you missed the point.... why do you think this is being planned where it is , instead of Horton Heath !?!?
[quote][p][bold]wacky44[/bold] wrote: wow...im reading an article on Costco and yet there's people trying to insult each other about where you live...grow up!![/p][/quote]coz "WOW" you missed the point.... why do you think this is being planned where it is , instead of Horton Heath !?!? MGRA
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8:52pm Wed 25 Aug 10

fraggled says...

MGRA wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Eastleigh is a dump. Most of shirley is a dump. Millbrook gives dumps a bad name... but thats not the issue , people can talk-up a refuse tip until they are blue in the face but its still a refuse tip. The point here is why would the lure of cheap stationary and paper towels be sufficient to make this store a success !? remember also that they mentioned "membership" which will rule out many since the challenge of filling that it will be beyond them... no I say its a strange one. but then again a massive store opened in southampton selling firewood in novelty shapes like shelving and seats and I said that would never catch on because regular firewood is so cheap but I was proved wrong as thousands flocked to Ikea.
I like it!
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Eastleigh is a dump. Most of shirley is a dump. Millbrook gives dumps a bad name... but thats not the issue , people can talk-up a refuse tip until they are blue in the face but its still a refuse tip. The point here is why would the lure of cheap stationary and paper towels be sufficient to make this store a success !? remember also that they mentioned "membership" which will rule out many since the challenge of filling that it will be beyond them... no I say its a strange one. but then again a massive store opened in southampton selling firewood in novelty shapes like shelving and seats and I said that would never catch on because regular firewood is so cheap but I was proved wrong as thousands flocked to Ikea.[/p][/quote]I like it! fraggled
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9:33pm Wed 25 Aug 10

gristle says...

Well I hope the staff (probably local) at this new place are a bit more customer friendly than the staff (probably local) at the new DEPOT store on Bursledon Road.
Twice I've been there and both times I've wondered just how thick and self important a person has to be to get a job there. I guess that the 160 well paid jobs at Costco won't include the shop floor staff, they'll be on the minimum wage, leading to problems with poor quality staff.
Well I hope the staff (probably local) at this new place are a bit more customer friendly than the staff (probably local) at the new DEPOT store on Bursledon Road. Twice I've been there and both times I've wondered just how thick and self important a person has to be to get a job there. I guess that the 160 well paid jobs at Costco won't include the shop floor staff, they'll be on the minimum wage, leading to problems with poor quality staff. gristle
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9:47pm Wed 25 Aug 10

housewife says...

Costco in New Hampshire sells
semi automatic guns and ammo
I hope we will have that freedom of choice in Millbrook.
I cannot wait.
Costco in New Hampshire sells semi automatic guns and ammo I hope we will have that freedom of choice in Millbrook. I cannot wait. housewife
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10:09pm Wed 25 Aug 10

fraggled says...

housewife wrote:
Costco in New Hampshire sells semi automatic guns and ammo I hope we will have that freedom of choice in Millbrook. I cannot wait.
I rest my case!
[quote][p][bold]housewife[/bold] wrote: Costco in New Hampshire sells semi automatic guns and ammo I hope we will have that freedom of choice in Millbrook. I cannot wait.[/p][/quote]I rest my case! fraggled
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11:38pm Wed 25 Aug 10

southy says...

CANADA-GILL wrote:
I love Costco, here in Windsor Ontario, lots of things in the store,
even Royal Albert Old Country Roses
dishes etc. The meat is good, as are the fruit and veggies, in store bakery excellent, they also have other dept such as photo, pharmacy etc. Lots of seasonal items. One question to all you lovely people......where is the best place to live in Southampton, I see that Millbrook, Aldermoor, etc are where the so scum live, according to blogs I see on here.
take no notice, the most friendly places are the ones they run down. if you want a snobby area where nobody talks to then that would be fine, if you like that sort of thing.
[quote][p][bold]CANADA-GILL[/bold] wrote: I love Costco, here in Windsor Ontario, lots of things in the store, even Royal Albert Old Country Roses dishes etc. The meat is good, as are the fruit and veggies, in store bakery excellent, they also have other dept such as photo, pharmacy etc. Lots of seasonal items. One question to all you lovely people......where is the best place to live in Southampton, I see that Millbrook, Aldermoor, etc are where the so scum live, according to blogs I see on here.[/p][/quote]take no notice, the most friendly places are the ones they run down. if you want a snobby area where nobody talks to then that would be fine, if you like that sort of thing. southy
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11:40pm Wed 25 Aug 10

southy says...

gristle wrote:
Well I hope the staff (probably local) at this new place are a bit more customer friendly than the staff (probably local) at the new DEPOT store on Bursledon Road.
Twice I've been there and both times I've wondered just how thick and self important a person has to be to get a job there. I guess that the 160 well paid jobs at Costco won't include the shop floor staff, they'll be on the minimum wage, leading to problems with poor quality staff.
what they call well paid jobs will be the national wage min.
[quote][p][bold]gristle[/bold] wrote: Well I hope the staff (probably local) at this new place are a bit more customer friendly than the staff (probably local) at the new DEPOT store on Bursledon Road. Twice I've been there and both times I've wondered just how thick and self important a person has to be to get a job there. I guess that the 160 well paid jobs at Costco won't include the shop floor staff, they'll be on the minimum wage, leading to problems with poor quality staff.[/p][/quote]what they call well paid jobs will be the national wage min. southy
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11:57pm Wed 25 Aug 10

southy says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush!

You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :)
millbrook voting ward is the old millbrook village boundry.
regents park was the name of the farm manor, the gate entrance was about where the regents park pub is, and it is only snobbery that calls it regents park. the part of freemantle that is on the millbrook side of shirley road, use to be the old village of sidford. i can still remember the church at the bottom of pains road and waterloo road, its notice board use to say the parishes of sidford and millbrook. old millbrook church st marks use to be at the bottom off regents park, in millbrook point road, the other side to the garage and was the church for millbrook grave yard, trinity church covered for the parish of redbridge and millbrook which was a replacement for redbridge church that use to stand in redbridge lane on 5 acres.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush! You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :)[/p][/quote]millbrook voting ward is the old millbrook village boundry. regents park was the name of the farm manor, the gate entrance was about where the regents park pub is, and it is only snobbery that calls it regents park. the part of freemantle that is on the millbrook side of shirley road, use to be the old village of sidford. i can still remember the church at the bottom of pains road and waterloo road, its notice board use to say the parishes of sidford and millbrook. old millbrook church st marks use to be at the bottom off regents park, in millbrook point road, the other side to the garage and was the church for millbrook grave yard, trinity church covered for the parish of redbridge and millbrook which was a replacement for redbridge church that use to stand in redbridge lane on 5 acres. southy
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9:09am Thu 26 Aug 10

thesotonsaint says...

Victorian Principles wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote:
Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need!
.
Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
I don't think so! Even if there were that many, one could be forgiven for getting wound up at pompous idiots like you.Maybe you should take some of the old Victorian punishment and apply it to yourself, and get with the 21st centuary.
[quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7[/p][/quote]I don't think so! Even if there were that many, one could be forgiven for getting wound up at pompous idiots like you.Maybe you should take some of the old Victorian punishment and apply it to yourself, and get with the 21st centuary. thesotonsaint
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10:52am Thu 26 Aug 10

88hythe says...

Local jobs for the local poles then.
Local jobs for the local poles then. 88hythe
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12:09pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Howardjo says...

friday wrote:
rednwhite1 wrote: Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here.
There are three stores of this kind in the US. Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s (Wal-Mart). I have shopped in Costco’s with a trail membership and preferred BJ’s. These companies are open to the public or they would not survive. There are different memberships for families and business and business have earlier opening times when it is less crowded. Our family per year membership at Sams is around 50 pounds per year, however, the savings are huge and we go there for particular items, fruit (but yours is cheap there) coffee – huge savings, bread, cleaning products, outdoor furniture, TV’s, computers etc.,. We only go with a list otherwise you can end up spending a fortune. Items are certainly cheaper but you must be disciplined and remind yourself that all those canned goods are processed full of salt and not good for you even if they come 24 to a case.
I prefer BJ's too!
.....I know, too easy
[quote][p][bold]friday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednwhite1[/bold] wrote: Costco is an exclusive wholesale cash and carry membership warehouse club and is not open to the general public. Membership is required. You are eligible for trade membership if you are a bonafide business owner/manager who can provide evidence of trading. Follow our Trade membership tab above for further details. I have just copied this from the Costco website and it is strange about Costco saying not open to the public , yet the Echo says it is. What am i missing here.[/p][/quote]There are three stores of this kind in the US. Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s (Wal-Mart). I have shopped in Costco’s with a trail membership and preferred BJ’s. These companies are open to the public or they would not survive. There are different memberships for families and business and business have earlier opening times when it is less crowded. Our family per year membership at Sams is around 50 pounds per year, however, the savings are huge and we go there for particular items, fruit (but yours is cheap there) coffee – huge savings, bread, cleaning products, outdoor furniture, TV’s, computers etc.,. We only go with a list otherwise you can end up spending a fortune. Items are certainly cheaper but you must be disciplined and remind yourself that all those canned goods are processed full of salt and not good for you even if they come 24 to a case.[/p][/quote]I prefer BJ's too! .....I know, too easy Howardjo
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12:55pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Bassett-Mikey says...

I like BJs too...
I like BJs too... Bassett-Mikey
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1:38pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Sausage_Surprise says...

Victorian Principles wrote:
Sausage_Surprise wrote:
Victorian Principles wrote:
thesotonsaint wrote:
fraggled wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook!
Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!!
Spelling mistakes: 7
Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......
I believe you meant "we're". Never mind, eh!
we're would mean im being picky too... but it seem's it's just you, with your simple mindedness.....
[quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sausage_Surprise[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victorian Principles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fraggled[/bold] wrote: Great, more traffic chaos in this area. That’s all we need! . Still the prospect of “unskilled jobs for those who with little or no qualifications” should really help people in Millbrook![/p][/quote]Yes because Eastleigh is full of intelligent non council housed successful entrepreneurs, all too great to work for a living. My ambition in life is to look straight past Chilworth to get a mansion in the Costa del Eastleigh region!! I live in Millbrook, and have never commited a crime, claimed benefits, or been unemployed. So, before you sit on your Eastleigh throne (i'm already on Rightmove with an SO51 postcode search!!) don't generalise an area based on your own pre-concieved socio-economic idea's. See you in the Grantham for a beer soon neighbour!![/p][/quote]Spelling mistakes: 7[/p][/quote]Wow were being picky now are we.....Nice intelligent reply there......[/p][/quote]I believe you meant "we're". Never mind, eh![/p][/quote]we're would mean im being picky too... but it seem's it's just you, with your simple mindedness..... Sausage_Surprise
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10:11am Sat 28 Aug 10

Redback says...

Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
I live a stone's throw from the site and as it's about 2 minutes walk from Shirley High Street I've always referred to my area as Shirley! Cabbies certainly refer to it as 'Upper Shirley'.

I'll reserve judgement until I've gone along to their 'exhibition' (9th Sept, 15:30-19:00 and 11th Sept, 09:30-12:30 @Thompson Memorial Hall, Testwood Road) - but I have some concerns over the potential increase in traffic for a relatively quiet residential area.
[quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]I live a stone's throw from the site and as it's about 2 minutes walk from Shirley High Street I've always referred to my area as Shirley! Cabbies certainly refer to it as 'Upper Shirley'. I'll reserve judgement until I've gone along to their 'exhibition' (9th Sept, 15:30-19:00 and 11th Sept, 09:30-12:30 @Thompson Memorial Hall, Testwood Road) - but I have some concerns over the potential increase in traffic for a relatively quiet residential area. Redback
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9:49pm Sun 29 Aug 10

bullmastiff says...

Millbrook is a scummy place, sorry to any nice people who live there but it is. Eastleigh is 'nicer' but you get your scummers over here too! just not in such high numbers!
Millbrook is a scummy place, sorry to any nice people who live there but it is. Eastleigh is 'nicer' but you get your scummers over here too! just not in such high numbers! bullmastiff
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7:14pm Tue 31 Aug 10

Redback says...

southy wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
Trevrev wrote:
I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !!
Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush!

You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :)
millbrook voting ward is the old millbrook village boundry.
regents park was the name of the farm manor, the gate entrance was about where the regents park pub is, and it is only snobbery that calls it regents park. the part of freemantle that is on the millbrook side of shirley road, use to be the old village of sidford. i can still remember the church at the bottom of pains road and waterloo road, its notice board use to say the parishes of sidford and millbrook. old millbrook church st marks use to be at the bottom off regents park, in millbrook point road, the other side to the garage and was the church for millbrook grave yard, trinity church covered for the parish of redbridge and millbrook which was a replacement for redbridge church that use to stand in redbridge lane on 5 acres.
I happened to have my Ordnance Survey map out yesterday. The area is clearly marked as Regents Park.

I think the OS is a fairly authoritative source.

So your 'snobbery' accusation is just yet more southy BS isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trevrev[/bold] wrote: I thought that part of the City was called Regents Park !![/p][/quote]Quite right Trev, was just going to say the same thing myself!! it's in Millbrook voting ward but right on the boundary with Freemantle and it is indeed in Regent's Park area not the Millbrook estate. There's nothing wrong with Millbrook either and it's offensive to tar all residents there with the same brush! You can exit the site on Regents' Park roa dbut it does cause a bit of traffic chaos, did when BAT used to have shift changes. They need to sort that out and it will be fine :)[/p][/quote]millbrook voting ward is the old millbrook village boundry. regents park was the name of the farm manor, the gate entrance was about where the regents park pub is, and it is only snobbery that calls it regents park. the part of freemantle that is on the millbrook side of shirley road, use to be the old village of sidford. i can still remember the church at the bottom of pains road and waterloo road, its notice board use to say the parishes of sidford and millbrook. old millbrook church st marks use to be at the bottom off regents park, in millbrook point road, the other side to the garage and was the church for millbrook grave yard, trinity church covered for the parish of redbridge and millbrook which was a replacement for redbridge church that use to stand in redbridge lane on 5 acres.[/p][/quote]I happened to have my Ordnance Survey map out yesterday. The area is clearly marked as Regents Park. I think the OS is a fairly authoritative source. So your 'snobbery' accusation is just yet more southy BS isn't it. Redback
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11:18am Tue 21 Sep 10

pcla100 says...

As someone has already quite rightly commented, this part of Southampton is indeed called Regents Park. It is in the A-Z, OS maps and similar publications so who are we to argue? More importantly, Regents Park is where I live, in a house backing on to this site. What is at stake here is not whether the site is in Regents Park or in Millbrook, or anywhere else for that matter. The real issue is whether this store is actually needed, particularly in a residential location when most of Costco's other UK sites are in purely industrial areas not bordered by people's homes. Most of us will be unable to shop there (contrary to reports, the store will not be open to the general public, with personal memberships only open to people from a narrow range of occupations) so will reap no benefit whatsoever from this development. Indeed we are likely to see our homes devalued by the noise, litter, disruption and increased traffic generated by a 7-day-a-week operation. Yet if the Costco store in Coventry, where planning permission was refused a number of times only for the Costco juggernaut to buy its way into the site anyway, is anything to go by, we have little or no say in the matter, despite all the information and 'consultation' we have been offered. I don't think this is a good use for the site, for uite immediate neighbours or indeed for the city as a whole.
As someone has already quite rightly commented, this part of Southampton is indeed called Regents Park. It is in the A-Z, OS maps and similar publications so who are we to argue? More importantly, Regents Park is where I live, in a house backing on to this site. What is at stake here is not whether the site is in Regents Park or in Millbrook, or anywhere else for that matter. The real issue is whether this store is actually needed, particularly in a residential location when most of Costco's other UK sites are in purely industrial areas not bordered by people's homes. Most of us will be unable to shop there (contrary to reports, the store will not be open to the general public, with personal memberships only open to people from a narrow range of occupations) so will reap no benefit whatsoever from this development. Indeed we are likely to see our homes devalued by the noise, litter, disruption and increased traffic generated by a 7-day-a-week operation. Yet if the Costco store in Coventry, where planning permission was refused a number of times only for the Costco juggernaut to buy its way into the site anyway, is anything to go by, we have little or no say in the matter, despite all the information and 'consultation' we have been offered. I don't think this is a good use for the site, for uite immediate neighbours or indeed for the city as a whole. pcla100
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