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As predicted by many VentnorBlog readers earlier in this week, the new retail space beside Newport Football ground will be an ASDA Supermarket.
Thursday, 9th December, 2010 5:37pm
By Simon Perry
Filed under: Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Newport
44 Comments on "Asda, Newport Confirmed: Well Done VB Readers!"
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BTW – the land is currently owned by the IW council/tax payers.
As we owned it perhaps George (yes he is a freemason) could tell us who tendered and what we
local ratepayers received for the site
No doubt George wont tell us using confidentiality
As for all the extra jobs what a joke
Well predicted Gordon: Cllr. Brown says that the Council will not reveal how much it received but it has explained that the money cannot be used to alleviate the current financial crisis.
Maybe it will go to pay off some of the Â£122M loan which currently costs us over half a million every month in interest.
Will we ever know what came in and where it went ?
Excellent!! Love Asda!
Part of the Walmart corporation, who treat their staff like scum.
Where are the facts of that alegation?
Here we go, another scare-mongerer to add to the mix!
You need to get out more!
I think the internet tends to agree with Robbo.
“Where are the facts of that allegation?”
You could start here:
Asda will have to manage without my custom…
Just right for sacked council employees. They already know how it feels.
Walmart have something in common with our Council.
There’s a large employer already on the Island hwo does the same so we should be used to it!
And Robbo? Why do you always “Tick your own comment”?? ha ha ha
I ticked it
It wasn’t a joke I ticked it as I agree
I ticked it too. The allegations are true – walmart has a long sodden history of scumbag behaviour.
I know and tax avoiders. Another dodgy delegated decision, has he actually come clean about being a freemason yet or are we still awaiting confirmation?
At least soon we can protest in support of the UK Uncut campaign here on the Island!
I ticked it too! Spot on Robbo.
I think it’s unfair to single out Asda as tax avoiders on an Island where so many businesses do deals for cash. I’ve come across quite a few, believe me!
A-Non, You make it sound like accepting cash is illegal, Last time I checked it was still legal tender. Know summit we don’t?
Do we really need another supermarket ?
Is there a shortage ?
Ah yes, we need competition: it will reduce prices, close shops in Newport, use masses of materials and energy to build an out-of-town store that will lead to more cars and more pollution and more congestion and more……choice !
Nice to hear that the Chamber of Commerce are supporting Asda rather than the many small businesses in Newport (and the rest of the Island) who will lose out because of this proliferation of massive supermarkets.
Nice one Zoe.
No doubt the iw chamber will be hoping ASDA join to make up for the small shops bankrupted by the big supermarkets.
Asda isn’t due to open until the end of 2012, so all those people excited about getting work there need to hope that they haven’t gone bankrupt before then.
Anything that creates 450 jobs is a good thing for the island! can’t really get my head round why a few folk are being negative about it! your not forced to shop there!! :-)
I thought Asda was a northern company!
As da any pigs trotters lad?
Their HQ is in Leeds I believe, so not as Northern as Southern Vectis whose parent co is based in Newcastle.
So, we lose 500 public service jobs and gain 450 Asda checkout jobs. George Brown and David Pugh must be delighted that the private sector are helping them out at this difficult time :(
Yes, but will the wages be the same?
I strongly agree, local shops should be morel like us hauliers, we work seven days a week and well into the evening and all night. My local butcher is very good, but he shuts at 4pm on weekdays and 12 noon on a Saturday. This means I miss him, buying a lot from the supermarket instead.
Has anyone heard anymore on Asda coming to Newport? Read that a public consultation would be held in the first quarter of this year. Been hearing rumours too that Asda couldn’t get planning for the size store they wanted. Seems odd nothing since has been announced since.
I think its more to do with parking