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Discussion about the controversial planning proposals for the land to the East of Middle Street which includes the former Driffield Cattle Market site
Pete
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Post by Pete » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:34 am

Just gets on my nerves a bit when people make sweeping comments, so I thought I would make one too.

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Post by Agnes » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:02 pm

I never shop at Tesco and don't understand why people don't support their local traders. If Tesco take over the old Kwik Save site Driffield high street will die! Come on Driffield people get your meat and veg at your local shops because you will be the first to moan when all we have are banks, secondhand shops and building societies. Nowadays everyone is too lazy they want it all in one place and then complain when the community dies. Support the shops you have now and not the big companies like Tesco who pretend to care about people but only care about big profits! PS: I have a family and work but still have time to shop locally and NOT use Tesco!

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Post by Paul B » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:33 pm

Firstly I do not work for any food company, but my wife and I do shop at various supermarkets in various areas.Waitrose, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi etc..But I must come to the help of Lidl who seem to have had some negative local opinion since the store opened. I must add also we do support local shops and producers, if we can get it locally from local suppliers we do!!.

This is not an advert but since the Lidl store opened we have bought everything from a DAB Radio to tinned tomatoes to hot dogs to cycle accesories and fruit juices....I could go on, and I will as the red wine section takes some beating, we have had some fantastic wine at a great price. To each is own but I really think we should broaden our horizons and remember that all had to start from somewhere, just because names are not familier to us it does not mean they are of poor standard.Go one...enjoy,

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Post by plook » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:19 pm

I have shopped at Lidle and there is good quality food at a much cheaper price than at Tescos or other super markets. Ground coffee I purchase is £2.45 200g Lidle = quality 89p. Tined food is great booze is cheep, cheese , milk , washing powder etc Don't knock it until you have tried it!

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Post by Turnip Town » Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:33 pm

One point that doesn't seem to have been mentioned amongst the talk of prices is this:

What is Lidl's reputation as regards how they treat their suppliers ?

Are they like Tesco in trying to get the absolute lowest price from farmers ? For example, how many pence per litre do Tesco and, in this case, Lidl, pay farmers for their milk ?

Naturally, the supermarket chains want the best possible price in order to retain and attract new customers and maximise profits but there comes a point where suppliers, in this case farmers, also have to make an adequate living also. As far as I am aware, and I may be wrong about this I don't know, but as far as I am aware, supermarket chains pay next door to nothing for their milk, as an example, and then impose a huge markup.

Low prices are obviously good for the customers but suppliers have to make a living too.

Politicians keep harking on about the merits of globalisation but it seems only big business benefits from globalisation. Supermarket chains importing cheap goods to undercut UK suppliers might make good business for them but it doesn't help the employment situation in this country.

I mean, how many new factories, engineering plants, rail workshops, steel plants, etc have opened in the midlands or northern england since this incompetent Labour government came to power ? You can count them on the fingers of somebody who has had both arms amputated.

'Nuff said.



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Post by plook » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:09 am

Lidle food prices are the same as continental price's food is imported from Germany.

Our food prices are higher because of the monopoly of the supermarkets over the producers ,over specific conformity of products and wastage. To compete local shops have to raise their prices which is OK if you can afford it but many cannot. The customer also wants non-seasonal food Strawberries imported from New Zealand etc. Also the customer wants to purchase food 24/7 this supports the supermarkets.

In continental towns the size of Driffield there are streetmarkets with a wonderful selection of vegetables, meat and fish. By 12.00 people have purchased what they want and the market closes Where is the nearest Fish Restaurant- I don't mean Fish and Chips but a good
Restaurant specialising in Fish-I know of one Cerutis in Hull and you need a bank loan to eat there.Our fishermen are the best in the world but they sell their catch to the merchant who sells it abroad or to food processors/manufacturers.

We use the cod and haddock etc. and other fish is sometimes thrown back dead.

Its the psychological manipulation of the public and social engineering by politicians and big business.

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Post by adaytay » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:46 pm

I'm really worried about the new tescos. I live in a flat on Middle Street South a few doors down from the old KwikSave. All I am going to be able to see out of my kitchen window if Tesco goes ahead with this plan is the wall of the store.

Ok, so it's nice that there will be a big store. But don't we have enough of those already? Plus with the plans for the Cattle Market area... it's going to be a nightmare.
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Post by adaytay » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:51 pm

Actually, as I can't figure out how to edit my last post, I'd just like to say this... I moved down to Coventry in the 90's and came back here around 18 months ago... I'm sorry to say, the town has definitely gone downhill in that time, it's a disgrace and the town council should be ashamed.

Get some money back into the town and get something apart from pubs and nightclubs. We need a good social venue now the heart (cattle market) has gone. How about a community cinema or something in the area of the Viking Centre?
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Post by Pete » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:43 pm

I hope people see through the Tesco plans. They have started off with a pre engineered issue for people to get hold of - in this case 'no access to the main street'. What happens next is they magically redraw the plans and provide this access and people are happy and think they care. They don't. All they have done is trick you by making a problem that they can easily fix - this is to distract people from the bigger issues.

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Post by Agnes » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:22 am

Tesco don't care about Driffield. We could be any market town in England as long as they can make money. They don't use local tradesmen to build or maintain their supermarkets. They don't stock local produce. Big companies always tell us they will bring more people to the town, but on a cold wet afternoon I can't see a women with her children getting some of her shopping at Tesco then walking down main street to the local shops. She will get it all at Tesco then get in her car and go home! How will this benefit the local tradesmen? Also East Riding Council owns the car park at the cattle market, so no vested interest there then!!!!

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