Supermarket will kill Ulverston, residents claim
Last updated at 08:48, Monday, 28 May 2012
SEEING the draft plans for a supermarket right next to their homes for the first time has left worried Ulverston residents upset and angry.
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I'm fed up of all these Ulverston Luddites speaking for the 'so called majority'. The South is full of thriving vibrant market towns like Ulverston. Yet they have Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Wetherspoons etc. Quality independent businesses will survive. Quality, choice and value on our doorstep is what locals like me (and many others) want and suspect will get.
Ulverston shops, reasonably priced?!! Are you joking? I went into one of the butchers for two chicken breasts last month and paid over 9 quid. In a supermarket I could have got two cooked full chickens for that price. The shops in Ulverston are over-priced, often past their best and this partly explains why even on market days they seem virtually empty. If Ulverston wants to keep its shops, they really need to do better.
Sainsbury's is an excellent supermarket. It will bring people into the town, people from surrounding areas will not by-pass Sainsbury's to travel all the way to the Barrow supermarkets, particularly with ease of access from A590.
Sainsbury's quality and value are good and will offer a viable alternative to Booths, Asda, Tesco and Morrisons.
I use Sainsbury's in Lancaster and in Yorkshire when visiting family and know their standards and pricing.
I welcome the shop to Ulverston