Reed.. Agora... Paddy power... Coral.. As bad as an high street can get

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Thursday 2 June 2011 8.55am
I was walking along BHS for the first time after months and I have noticed with disgust that 4 betting agencies intercalated with cheap sandwiches shop is all you can find in a space of 300 meters.. In fact the only decent shop (the art gallery) is closing down. In fact Williams agency could take over, as they are the only ones missing there..
Have the council lost their minds? I do not remember anything that ridiculous in any other place in London . Have they embarked in the mission to destroy BHS?

Is there anybody trying to mend or revert this horrible situation?

I think whomever put their hands to sign these permissions should be sacked immediately.
Thursday 2 June 2011 9.02am
We're already doing that discussion, chief.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/132072/page=1
Thursday 2 June 2011 9.21am
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Thursday 2 June 2011 10.38am
You think Borough High Street is bad? Walworth Road is worse!!! The number of betting shops (Agora, William Hill, Betfred, Paddy Power), pawn merchants, payday loan services and Cash Converter type places has exploded over the last few years on the Walworth Road. A sign of the times I fear, but depressing nonetheless. Is there any way to complain to the council about this?
Thursday 2 June 2011 11.16am
No my friend this is southwark... Nothing like that on kings road hammersmith or edgware road Paddington, or west hampstead ... Even kilburn high road is moving away from that crap..

Honestly the fact is that these shops are generally a cause of nuisance because they are visited mainly by ..... Can't find the right word..

I am sure there are legal way to enforce the council to follow a strategy that is frienfly to the local population rather and more suitable for the needs of the neighbourhood.
Thursday 2 June 2011 11.24am
Honestly the fact is that these shops are generally a cause of nuisance because they are visited mainly by ..... Can't find the right word..

I hope you have a source of proof for that rather sweeping statement?
Thursday 2 June 2011 1.43pm
Man certain comments always amaze me. I come from another country maybe less fair thanthis but surely I tend to say what I see. I love most things about England but not this. I guess in this forum I have to take your line and fake I do not see what is going on... I am actually getting used to this. So: no, you are right, those places are sociable and not at all source of troubles. I like having 5 of them one next to the other.. Tolstoy..
Thursday 2 June 2011 1.48pm
orione wrote:
I was walking along BHS for the first time after months
Maybe that's why BHS only attracts these type of shops if locals only walk along it every few months. I imagine most of the shops are geared toward the weekday lunch-time office crowd.

orione wrote:
Honestly the fact is that these shops are generally a cause of nuisance because they are visited mainly by ..... Can't find the right word..

Please try and find the 'right word'. I'd love to know what it is.
Thursday 2 June 2011 1.51pm
orione wrote:
I guess in this forum I have to take your line and fake I do not see what is going on...
Just because someone challenges you to justify/explain your assertion it doesn't mean they are trying to take away your right to an opinion that differs from theirs.

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Thursday 2 June 2011 2.04pm
Having sat on licensing and planning meetings, the best way to contest betting shops appears to be under 'protection of vulnerable people'. It's a real fag trawling through licensing & planning applications every week. Some people might see this as a 'nanny state' approach, because frankly if no one put bets on, they would shut down. I wonder if it's people who work here, or live here who support these shops?
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