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Offline Muggins

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"Or something as simple as a free shuttle bus that goes from the bus stops outside the Outlet Village and drops off along Farnsby Street by the tented market and the big TV place?"

How many times to do I have to suggest this - a train, instead of a bus, (every other town has a bus)  Weston's sensibly has two or three of them ferry people up and down the pier and along the sea front.

Steve - I had a little shudder of a memory when I read 'Shillom and Smith' - I'll have look, but remind me, what the outcime fo that was did it feed into another larger plan?

I thought we couldn't really compare Swindon with Gloucester, it's got a super Cathedral, river bit of canal and their old sea-fairing buildings - although I think the Outlet village here is better, so is the Steam Museum compared to their smaller one, but there aren't the other thing to back it up.  To be honest I found Gloucester Docks a bit boring, been to better.  Chester, Carlisle, Durham, York, even Bristol. Plymouth, Exeter. All more interesting.
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"Or something as simple as a free shuttle bus that goes from the bus stops outside the Outlet Village and drops off along Farnsby Street by the tented market and the big TV place?"

A shuttle bus would help, but only if visitors had made a conscious decision to visit the town centre (with Swindons' image?)

A heritage link / tourist attraction / exteded shopping experience would coax people into the town town in auto-pilot mode.
Plus the added bonus of improving Swindons' image.

My motorcycle club visited Gloucester (via the scenic route) just to visit the dockland features and have a general look around.
Bit more interesting than "more flats"
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Steve I had a shufty on the internet for Shillam and Smith, came up with this.

http://www.urbaneye.co.uk/swin2030.htm
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Steve I had a shufty on the internet for Shillam and Smith, came up with this.

http://www.urbaneye.co.uk/swin2030.htm


A transport hub incorporating both bus tram and train travel

Very sensible but some hope.  They would rather spend the money on paving slabs!!
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Steve I had a shufty on the internet for Shillam and Smith, came up with this.

http://www.urbaneye.co.uk/swin2030.htm


Thanks

Have I got it right? Does it look like the Muse is son of Shillom?
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Batty Old College Staying Put Due To Bats?
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2011, 09:39:26 PM »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9231200.College_staying_put_due_to_bats/  :hippy:

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Re: Batty Old College Staying Put Due To Bats?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2011, 10:08:57 PM »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9231200.College_staying_put_due_to_bats/  :hippy:


Very interesting, one of the comments says Parkridge Holdings (who are involved in the redevelopment) have gone into administration and indeed they have http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/construction-news/adminstrators-appointed-for-two-parkridge-companies somewhere around the 26th by the looks of it.

Didn't this happen with Regent's Place? Same shite, different building site.  ::)

Oh well at least Rod can blame some bats and hope no one notices what has happened to Parkridge Holdings, oh wait people have.

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Readers might be interested in what a good Car Park can look like

http://www.building.co.uk/data/cost-model-car-parks/3101340.article

It also gives the cost breakdown for a town centre car park. The very top of the range being £17000 per space (2007 costs).

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If bats held up one site in the same area, I would think it likely that they would hold up another one.  It's easy enough to check, go and stand near it at night and watch, but do it before the 21st September I think they settle down for the winter about then. 

www.bats.org.uk

What are bats doing now: September
Mating occurs through the autumn and bats can often be seen “swarming” outside the roost. Bats will begin to store up fat to last them through the winter
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Bats area protected species just like the Greater Crested Newts. 

The shame here, is that these places are not demolished BEFORE they
are colonised.  Actually, maybe, they might have been there all the way along. 
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Did a bit of digging Gorgon and why has has the Cabinet member for Regeneration, everyone's favourite Perkins, talked about bats, but not mentioned they're in administration?

Blogged here : http://swindoncentric.blogspot.com/2011/09/bats-administration-in-development.html

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Did a bit of digging Gorgon and why has has the Cabinet member for Regeneration, everyone's favourite Perkins, talked about bats, but not mentioned they're in administration?

Blogged here : http://swindoncentric.blogspot.com/2011/09/bats-administration-in-development.html

Actually Swindoncentric don't wanna Pour cold water on your parade, but I posted this in the thread at reply 6.
What was also another interesting point was that Cllr bawden asked Cllr Garry Perkins  to tell the committee the development in repect of regent circus (old college site). It is that the partner  has gone into administration I think he said it was a company called Parkridge, but he also that it made little difference to the project at Regent Circus.  Here is a link that may be connected?  http://www.solihullobserver.co.uk/2011/08/31/story-Job-fears-as-Parkridge-goes-into-administration-16221.html


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Ah, sorry about that!

So we are sure it's not an issue for the Regent Circus development at all then?

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The thing is Swindon is that Cllr Bawden was very insistent about Cllr Perkins telling the committee that this had happened. He did not appear convinced to me of the answer given. I only reported what Cllr Perkins said, I will await the reports from the administrators of the company as I am sure something will be released as soon as they have a handle on it.
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