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Surely new shop will kill existing business?
12:01pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Letters
AS a Total Fitness member I was very upset as I am sure the other 6,000 members were when the gym closed. No other gym in Warrington offered the same facilities. It was very child-friendly offering safety and security. Other important features were the running track, women’s gym and kids’ area. I am now travelling to the Wigan branch of Total Fitness.
While I appreciate that it has been said that The Range will be providing 120 jobs, there were 29 jobs lost at Total Fitness.
What about the effect on the existing businesses in Warrington that sell similar products, JTF for instance, which in turn could lead to job losses.
One business could cancel out the other.
Warrington Borough Council should have stepped in to allow the gym to stay open as any facility that encourages children and older people to exercise is critical especially in this age of obesity and diabetes due to weight problems.
The last thing we need is yet another shop.
I would also like to know what is happening on Knutsford Road.
Where have all the trees gone, especially the weeping willow? Who is allowing this to happen to Warrington?
Also who in the planning department passed the building on Legh Street that is to be the new doctors’ surgery? It is one of the ugliest buildings in Warrington. Obviously not designed by Christopher Wren, who would be turning in his grave at the sight of it.