Bite the bullet and embrace Tesco plan
LET there be no doubt in anyone's mind, especially the BRATS of Brixham, that the saviour of our town lies with inward investment of millions of pounds to put right the failings of previous administrations, to give us a town centre to be proud of.
There is also no doubt that neither BRATS nor the local authority have the finance to be able to develop the current 'bombsite' and make it something to be proud of.
It will have to come from outside, and Torbay Council having 'seen off' the ideal investor, Waitrose, through its handling of the negotiations, has left us with the current investor and we have 'bite the bullet' to save Brixham.
So, if Tesco wants to come here and invest let us welcome it, take its money and then through the planning process dictate the architectural style — ie the height, shape, materials, looks and design to replicate exactly what was done when 'Buck' Fleming came to town, and what a positive situation we were left with.
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You can now walk the whole length of the front, from Berry Head to AstraZeneca. From the seaward side the buildings replicate the whole character of Brixham and it could be so with the town centre.
Yes, we lost a few bits of old Brixham but we were left with a very impressive sea front to take us forward. The old car park is an eyesore, a bombsite, so please BRATS be sensible, look to the future not on the past, use your energy and resources not to reject Tesco but to accept it and ensure the building we are left with will compliment the quaintness and looks to match the architecture of Brixham.
Store will offer us value for money
WEEK after week letters arrive at your newspaper, for and against the opening of the new Tesco at Brixham. I call it 'Tesco saga'.
I do notice there have been more letters for than against the proposed Tesco.
The store will obviously create more employment for the town and the employees who now work in the local shops can apply for work at Tesco, they will have the relevant experience.
Those days are long gone when people could afford to buy at a local corner shop, they want value and good deals and also Tesco points make prizes.
As for the olde worlde quaint look of Brixham — that disappeared when the ugly new fish market was built.
I lived in Brixham for quite some time but will gladly take a trip to Brixham to collect my points at Tesco.