Improvements to a shopping parade in Belle Isle have been given the go-ahead thanks to funding from local Councillors. Middleton Park Councillors Kim Groves, Judith Blake and Paul Truswell have provided £400 from their MICE fund to improve Belle Isle Shopping Parade. In a joint project also funded by the
I remember when I first moved to Cottingley in the late 1970’s as a child. The local shops separated the two halves of the estate and were used by everyone. There was a family run post office/newsagents run by Jackie Parker as well as a laundromat and local butchers.
The traditional corner shop that I remember as a lad was opened from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday; it closed for lunch from 12-1pm and also closed half day every Wednesday. But the shop did not open on Sundays – mind you nothing opened on a Sunday if
Here is a good one. What exactly is “local”? Um – I will use the simplest dictionary definition that I could come across. “Local” implies pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places. What is the general characteristic of my community? One thing for
There has been a lot of talk recently about Asda, Tesco & Aldi coming to Middleton and how, if at all, it will affect local shops. Asda have got planning permission to build on the old Co-op site in Middleton, Tesco who also applied, have not. The building of the
I live minutes away from my local shops and rely on the generous opening hours of the small but adequate Sainsbury’s for my ‘through the week fresh produce’ and if I chance upon the right time in the evening, the odd bargain at the end of aisle one. Other