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Still no word on Sportsters opening up again? They're missing a trick with the beer garden for the summer and the races too.

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i don't care  i have a voddy garden.

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Just so you all know. There is another Turkish Barber shop due to open in the South Street. One of the shops opposite the Salvation army charity shop has a notice in the window. How many Turkish Barbers do we need?

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Just so you all know. There is another Turkish Barber shop due to open in the South Street. One of the shops opposite the Salvation army charity shop has a notice in the window. How many Turkish Barbers do we need?

 

 

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Just so you all know. There is another Turkish Barber shop due to open in the South Street. One of the shops opposite the Salvation army charity shop has a notice in the window. How many Turkish Barbers do we need?

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Can't be arsed looking back through the posts, but excuse me if mentioned previously.

The chippy in Nth. Methven St. trading under the Watsons banner appears to have the windows covered up for months.

Does anyone know the score about this establishment?

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Talk of a large arcadia chain store going in at St Catherines retail park. Would sell top shop / bhs and other of its brands.

Hope it comes off ..... There was meant to be 'the Wonder of Woolworths' going in there & look what happened to that...did hear a similar rumour 'tho!?!

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Its open .

 

Was speaking to "the mad referee" this afternoon who confirms your post. 

Just seemed to have the windows covered up for weeks on end on the odd occasion I passed by.

 

Good news,  from the amount of places closing down.

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They have one in Arbroath.

I think that bus stopped running 3 or 4 years ago, leaves a huge hole in the market for tourists getting taken round but unfortunately PKC is not very forward thinking when it comes to this sort of thing. Should get one of those wee road trains you see overseas

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Biggest multis in the Hulltoon blown up tomorrow, there will be hundreds up the Law watching it. Ridiculous with so many thousands on Dundee[s waiting lists and all the homeless people.

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Biggest multis in the Hulltoon blown up tomorrow, there will be hundreds up the Law watching it. Ridiculous with so many thousands on Dundee[s waiting lists and all the homeless people.

What shops are in the multie`s

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Indeed. Four Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) per branch. They make serious money for the bookies. Passed the new Bet Fred recently one evening, round about 7pm, in the High Street Bet Fred, saw two staff behind the counter, and two punters on the FOBTs, which are just inside the door, and in full view of the street. These machines take bank notes. Quite simple to feed in a £20 note and have lost it within minutes, Apparently the Bet Fred in South Street, has a cash machine inside the shop. How convenient! The possibility of losing more money becomes reality.

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Indeed. Four Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) per branch. They make serious money for the bookies. Passed the new Bet Fred recently one evening, round about 7pm, in the High Street Bet Fred, saw two staff behind the counter, and two punters on the FOBTs, which are just inside the door, and in full view of the street. These machines take bank notes. Quite simple to feed in a £20 note and have lost it within minutes, Apparently the Bet Fred in South Street, has a cash machine inside the shop. How convenient! The possibility of losing more money becomes reality.

 

 

Need boycotting they were trying to get staff to work till 2130 on xmas eve, after the staff complained they changed it to 1830, but selected shops will stay open till 2100, no care for there staff.

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Staff welfare isn't high on their agenda. Remember looking at an advert for staff for a bookies, expecting part-time staff to be available quite simply the opening hours of the business, and seven days a week.

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/may/11/work-safety-betting-shop-staff

 

Quote from the above article:

 

" Each machine generates £918 of profit for William Hill each week, and net revenue is up 5%, according to its latest results.

When some punters lose they get angry. Thompson says she often works alone, regularly faces abusive customers who swear, spit, punch and kick the machines in a mixture of frustration and desperation after losing money."

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Indeed. Four Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) per branch. They make serious money for the bookies. Passed the new Bet Fred recently one evening, round about 7pm, in the High Street Bet Fred, saw two staff behind the counter, and

two punters on the FOBTs, which are just inside the door, and in full view of the street. These machines take bank notes. Quite simple to feed in a £20 note and have lost it within minutes, Apparently the Bet Fred in South Street, has a cash machine inside the shop. How convenient! The possibility of losing more money becomes reality.

Noticed the increase in the number of betting shops recently including the one in South St. at the entrance to the St. John's shopping mall.

These I presume would have to be approved by PKC licensing board.

The same Pkc Councillors who are part of those voting to knock down the City Hall and replace it with a square.

Adding more bookies shops and charity shops will meet their goal of making Perth a vibrant City.

What next, a mobile bookies shop on the Square with a mobile "money for clothes" vehicle, similar to the one which has appeared in St.Catherines retail park (in the cark park), opposite Morrisons.

The Councillors have spent millions on feasability studies, from cycle bridge and road bridge over the Tay, without any end result.

Also refusing countless planning applications for no apparent reason.

The Scottish govmt. have forced them to put the Almond valley planning application for houses back into the "local area plan"

This is not the first time this type of thing has happened and each time it costs Pkc to appeal and defend their refusal of planning consent.

You only have to ask local business folk of their experiences with Pkc.

The lady who painted her new shop pink, the Council objected, despite her previous shop round the corner in Scott St. being pink.

Ask Mark the hairdresser of his dealings with the Council re planning consent.

Seems like, if your face fits its OK.

Spent thousands on a project that took months, which I reported at the time on another thread.

Built a new footbridge across the burn on the North Inch golf course only for it to be under water during heavy rain.

You argue that the golf course would be closed due to flooding.

Have a walk around our Vibrant City our Councillors have created for us.

They have brightened it up by replacing the "fly posters" on the emtpty shop windows, with their own advertising late night shopping etc.

Noticed another new one today opposite the chip shop in Bridgend.

Remenber this is our money they have frittered away.

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Noticed the increase in the number of betting shops recently including the one in South St. at the entrance to the St. John's shopping mall.

These I presume would have to be approved by PKC licensing board.

The same Pkc Councillors who are part of those voting to knock down the City Hall and replace it with a square.

Adding more bookies shops and charity shops will meet their goal of making Perth a vibrant City.

What next, a mobile bookies shop on the Square with a mobile "money for clothes" vehicle, similar to the one which has appeared in St.Catherines retail park (in the cark park), opposite Morrisons.

The Councillors have spent millions on feasability studies, from cycle bridge and road bridge over the Tay, without any end result.

Also refusing countless planning applications for no apparent reason.

The Scottish govmt. have forced them to put the Almond valley planning application for houses back into the "local area plan"

This is not the first time this type of thing has happened and each time it costs Pkc to appeal and defend their refusal of planning consent.

You only have to ask local business folk of their experiences with Pkc.

The lady who painted her new shop pink, the Council objected, despite her previous shop round the corner in Scott St. being pink.

Ask Mark the hairdresser of his dealings with the Council re planning consent.

Seems like, if your face fits its OK.

Spent thousands on a project that took months, which I reported at the time on another thread.

Built a new footbridge across the burn on the North Inch golf course only for it to be under water during heavy rain.

You argue that the golf course would be closed due to flooding.

Have a walk around our Vibrant City our Councillors have created for us.

They have brightened it up by replacing the "fly posters" on the emtpty shop windows, with their own advertising late night shopping etc.

Noticed another new one today opposite the chip shop in Bridgend.

Remenber this is our money they have frittered away.

 

 

ye forgot all the secret meetings of  council where they do not disclose what went on .

 

 

the barossa/wap club were never like that. :mad:

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Staff welfare isn't high on their agenda. Remember looking at an advert for staff for a bookies, expecting part-time staff to be available quite simply the opening hours of the business, and seven days a week.

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/may/11/work-safety-betting-shop-staff

 

Quote from the above article:

 

" Each machine generates £918 of profit for William Hill each week, and net revenue is up 5%, according to its latest results.

When some punters lose they get angry. Thompson says she often works alone, regularly faces abusive customers who swear, spit, punch and kick the machines in a mixture of frustration and desperation after losing money."

 

 

Seam to remember that Panorama covered this about 18 months ago spokesperson said something along the lines that it was not really a issue but there was a training plan that managers would go through and would offer counselling for staff if requiried

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