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POLL: What would you like to see in the vacant John Lewis unit at Parkway?

Now that John Lewis has announced it is closing, what would you most like to open in the shopping centre?

John Lewis tight-lipped over future of Newbury store


Iceland (or another supermarket)


Bowling alley

Indoor golf centre

Giant quality arcade-style market

Other (please specify using comment facility)

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  • Fender200

    13/07/2020 - 15:38

    NO PRIMARK; We don't want our beloved Newbury to host downmarket shops. Go to Swindon if you want that.


  • Amber

    11/07/2020 - 17:56

    Rock climbing / bouldering centre. Everyone I know has to travel to Newbury and Swindon for it so would be great to have one in Newbury.


  • McPhillip

    11/07/2020 - 14:00

    Either a quality department store or break it into smaller units, get West Berkshire Council to reduce its business rates and bring back some small independent stores and help make Newbury the thriving market town it once was. We have enough cheap tat shops already so really don't need another one in the form of Primark!


  • NewburyLad

    10/07/2020 - 09:26

    What's the point - all the shops in shopping centres and high streets are just glorified and expensive showrooms for the under-taxed Amazon, and some other online stores. People examine the products in the shops, note the details, then go online to see if they can find it cheaper and most of the time Amazon will then get the business.