I am sorry to see that Paddy Power the bookmakers have applied for a gaming premises licence on 75-83 Borough High street.Its one down the road from "The George".Hopefully the chief objectors will be the George themselves.What do we have to do to attract some decent and original investment to this street.
you say that, BSB, but look to Rye Lane in Peckham. There this same chain are attempting to obtain planning permission for a supposedly much-loved pub. The locals are campaigning against the pub closing. (Personally I think the pub is a dive but then there are enough bookies in the vicinity.) Same principle here really. William Hill, Ladbrokes et al - surely they all do the same thing?
My favourite local bookies is William Hill on Weston Street; no passing foot traffic, not a major cut through or thoroughfare but well placed to capture trade from local estates. 9Note: No suggestion that LA estates contain more gamblers just that before the influx of private developments around Weston St and Leathermarket, there was nothing else around apart from the pub on the corner. And no one should suggest that it caters to Guys workers - this is not a common route to transport for Guys.)
It's an unfortunate fact that these are designed to attract in people with ore time on their hands. The proliferation of "fixed odds betting terminal's" (more commonly known as slot machines) has only meant that there is more reason to hang about between bets.
nothing against bookies, like a bet. But concerned that they seem to proliferate not around workplaces but among homeplaces.