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I never shop in Thatcham
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13/02/2018 - 17:05
Oh, I forgot and was only reminded by your photograph of the mini car park and 'bog block': they need to go in their entirety, to be replaced by a properly grassed garden area. Even walking from the direction of the church to Waitrose is depressing as so much of the supposed grass is a sea of mud and weed. The weekly market is merely cheap tat and that should go as well because all it does is mess up the grass. And a final comment, whatever happens should bear in mind the need not to create any points attractive for young kids with bikes etc to gather, misbehave and generally put people off.
Trouble's comments are 100% spot on: Thatcham as a shopping experience is dismal, even the only quality brand, Waitrose, is not a patch on the Newbury store. To me it will always be 'Somerfield tarted up'. I really think the best thing that could happen to the Kingsland shopping centre now a new owner has bought it is to demolish it and rebuild with flats above a revamped, airy and attractive Waitrose. The other side of the Broadway and the High Street need to be attractive niche shops with one bank and no estate agents, betting shops, charity shops etc. It will never happen and Thatcham will continue to be merely a faceless suburb, albeit a not unpleasant one, of Newbury. It is very sad.
13/02/2018 - 13:01
i would like to see a good greengrocer and fishmonger to compliment the cook and butcher
12/02/2018 - 14:02
Lets be honest here, You would only shop in Thatcham if you were hungry or in need of a pint!!
Thatcham shopping experience is pretty dire hence why I never shop here.
I have lived in Thatcham all my life and have watched it transform into something of nothing.....it needs a good old facelift with some shops that will draw people to come rather than go up the retail park.
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