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This town is going places

Warrington Guardian: This town is going places This town is going places

HAVING lived in Warrington for more than four years I would like to come to the town’s defence.

I have heard negative comments over that time but I find it a great place to live with a lot of potential and will be staying to be part of it.

Having grown up on the south coast I think the lower cost of living and friendly people of the north west are positive aspects.

I believe there are worse places in the country to be.

Warrington, although a ‘new town’ which has grown fast during the past 40 years and continues to, has an interesting history going back a few hundred years and some great buildings like the Town Hall.

I know there have been tragic events like the 1993 bomb but the Peace Centre was founded, which I have volunteered for and does great work both here and for individuals elsewhere.

There may be parts of the town that are rundown and need work and regeneration, but now plans for the market, stadium quarter and other areas are going ahead.

New bars in and a round Palmyra Square and the cultural quarter are also taking the town in a positive direction. I am proud to live here and hope to be part of its future as it grows and develops with a mix of people from many different areas.

Dan Warren Cinnamon Brow

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4:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

PageA says...

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/politics
/6761766/Warrington-
is-ranked-at-bottom-
of-Government-backed
-quality-of-life-sur
vey.html

To be fair..We've had a few German conifers and Italian plant pots since this was printed.

Seriously though, I welcome and share your optimism for the future and I too enjoy the mix of cultures present here today.
http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /6761766/Warrington- is-ranked-at-bottom- of-Government-backed -quality-of-life-sur vey.html To be fair..We've had a few German conifers and Italian plant pots since this was printed. Seriously though, I welcome and share your optimism for the future and I too enjoy the mix of cultures present here today. PageA
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8:36pm Fri 24 Jan 14

MikeJT says...

Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge !
Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge ! MikeJT
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9:38pm Fri 24 Jan 14

D-Unit says...

Agree Plan A think it is best to remain positive :-)

Mike I know about the negatives aimed at the council, I was mainly coming from my experiences of student views, stories of the late night town centre which happens everywhere and being between the two large north west cities, which are seen to have more going on.
Dan
Agree Plan A think it is best to remain positive :-) Mike I know about the negatives aimed at the council, I was mainly coming from my experiences of student views, stories of the late night town centre which happens everywhere and being between the two large north west cities, which are seen to have more going on. Dan D-Unit
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9:11pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised.
A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place.
I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised. A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place. Rowdie
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9:02am Mon 27 Jan 14

D-Unit says...

Rowdie wrote:
I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised. A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place.
Thank you for the great response and welcome there Rowdie, does seem an exciting time ahead. Although I am moving ro a house in Orford soon I do like the area and go in the Plough on Mill Lane every now again.
[quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised. A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place.[/p][/quote]Thank you for the great response and welcome there Rowdie, does seem an exciting time ahead. Although I am moving ro a house in Orford soon I do like the area and go in the Plough on Mill Lane every now again. D-Unit
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9:02am Mon 27 Jan 14

D-Unit says...

Rowdie wrote:
I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised. A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place.
Thank you for the great response and welcome there Rowdie, does seem an exciting time ahead. Although I am moving ro a house in Orford soon I do like the area and go in the Plough on Mill Lane every now again.
[quote][p][bold]Rowdie[/bold] wrote: I have lived in Warrington all my and being an OAP have seen many changes. I can fully endorse your sentiments Mr Warren and note that you have chosen one of my favourite parts of the town to live. Houghton Green being where my parents and theirs before them were born and raised. A good mixture of old and new in it's fabric but is looking as if it is ready for boom-time period with everything that is happening. Ignore the 'doom-mongers', it was ever thus and instead a belated warm welcome to Warrington my home and birth - place.[/p][/quote]Thank you for the great response and welcome there Rowdie, does seem an exciting time ahead. Although I am moving ro a house in Orford soon I do like the area and go in the Plough on Mill Lane every now again. D-Unit
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1:16pm Mon 27 Jan 14

richiepooh says...

Can only agree with MikeJT

The folk of Warrington are fine its the administration that have in just 25 years destroyed this (probably the north Wests no1 shopping town of the 80s'). in both trade, looks, presentation and accessibility. with ridiculous road planning, decentralized shopping malls, outrageous rates for small business to compete against clone town brands, extortionate town center parking costs sold to private companies, a ridiculous one way, traffic lit roundabouts with 200+ individual lights on them, god aweful "artworks" none in keeping with the tradition of this Historical (not new town), tearing down of the heritage buildings to erect eyesores.

They have absolutely DESTROYED it systematically, and I cant even put it down to incompetence, this level of destruction can only be intentional.
Can only agree with MikeJT The folk of Warrington are fine its the administration that have in just 25 years destroyed this (probably the north Wests no1 shopping town of the 80s'). in both trade, looks, presentation and accessibility. with ridiculous road planning, decentralized shopping malls, outrageous rates for small business to compete against clone town brands, extortionate town center parking costs sold to private companies, a ridiculous one way, traffic lit roundabouts with 200+ individual lights on them, god aweful "artworks" none in keeping with the tradition of this Historical (not new town), tearing down of the heritage buildings to erect eyesores. They have absolutely DESTROYED it systematically, and I cant even put it down to incompetence, this level of destruction can only be intentional. richiepooh
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1:29pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

Oh dear and here was I trying to be ever so positive.
Oh dear and here was I trying to be ever so positive. Rowdie
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8:26pm Tue 28 Jan 14

D-Unit says...

We can still stay positive while respecting other views.
We can still stay positive while respecting other views. D-Unit
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8:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

Absolutely agree with you and as a matter of fact I agree with all what MJT and richiepooh says....but then I am never one to readily support what Labour politicians get up to.
Absolutely agree with you and as a matter of fact I agree with all what MJT and richiepooh says....but then I am never one to readily support what Labour politicians get up to. Rowdie
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2:12pm Wed 29 Jan 14

old-codger says...

MikeJT wrote:
Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge !
Quite right MikeJT, Your spot on, The idiots in charge who insist on screwing the motorist for parking fee,s and fines, The idiots in charge who allow other towns to dump their rubbish on our doorstep, I was born here, Its a nice place to live, The locals are friendly and welcoming, We have loads of history and historic sites, The town council has made a mess of things for over twenty years, Now people go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much and not all of it for the better. We also have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough that a lot of people just cant access due to the lack of transport. Stretton, Appleton thorn and Omega industrial estates. Now it looks like half of the countryside is going to be ripped up so people from other towns can knock twenty minutes of the journey to London. The lunatics are running the asylum.
[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge ![/p][/quote]Quite right MikeJT, Your spot on, The idiots in charge who insist on screwing the motorist for parking fee,s and fines, The idiots in charge who allow other towns to dump their rubbish on our doorstep, I was born here, Its a nice place to live, The locals are friendly and welcoming, We have loads of history and historic sites, The town council has made a mess of things for over twenty years, Now people go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much and not all of it for the better. We also have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough that a lot of people just cant access due to the lack of transport. Stretton, Appleton thorn and Omega industrial estates. Now it looks like half of the countryside is going to be ripped up so people from other towns can knock twenty minutes of the journey to London. The lunatics are running the asylum. old-codger
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10:32am Thu 30 Jan 14

moleogod says...

i didn't know 753 years old was classified as new town.. but thank you for the kind words about my hometown
i didn't know 753 years old was classified as new town.. but thank you for the kind words about my hometown moleogod
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4:02pm Thu 30 Jan 14

D-Unit says...

Thanks moleogod know has the history so did put 'new town'.
Thanks moleogod know has the history so did put 'new town'. D-Unit
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9:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

Penketh Pony says...

old-codger wrote:
MikeJT wrote:
Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge !
Quite right MikeJT, Your spot on, The idiots in charge who insist on screwing the motorist for parking fee,s and fines, The idiots in charge who allow other towns to dump their rubbish on our doorstep, I was born here, Its a nice place to live, The locals are friendly and welcoming, We have loads of history and historic sites, The town council has made a mess of things for over twenty years, Now people go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much and not all of it for the better. We also have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough that a lot of people just cant access due to the lack of transport. Stretton, Appleton thorn and Omega industrial estates. Now it looks like half of the countryside is going to be ripped up so people from other towns can knock twenty minutes of the journey to London. The lunatics are running the asylum.
What ridiculous things to say:

1. 'People go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much' - People go shopping out of town and online because it is cheaper, it happens everywhere.

2. 'We have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough' - We have jobs being created, I find it hard to see this as negative?

3. 'Half the countryside is going to be ripped up' - All the rolling hills of green and pleasant land straddling the M62 where Omega is being built? Hardly precious countryside. If you want countryside, drive 10 minutes out of town and you'll find approx. 90% of undeveloped England.

4. 'Knocking twenty minutes of the journey to London' - Once again, find it hard to be negative about something like this?

Stop moaning, we are slap bang in between Liverpool and Manchester, great transport links to London and it's growing thanks to millions being invested in Omega etc. Yes there are nicer places, but It could be far worse, you could live in Barrow or something.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: Dan...you are talking about your experience of the people of Warrington. The negatives tend to be aimed at the idiots in charge ![/p][/quote]Quite right MikeJT, Your spot on, The idiots in charge who insist on screwing the motorist for parking fee,s and fines, The idiots in charge who allow other towns to dump their rubbish on our doorstep, I was born here, Its a nice place to live, The locals are friendly and welcoming, We have loads of history and historic sites, The town council has made a mess of things for over twenty years, Now people go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much and not all of it for the better. We also have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough that a lot of people just cant access due to the lack of transport. Stretton, Appleton thorn and Omega industrial estates. Now it looks like half of the countryside is going to be ripped up so people from other towns can knock twenty minutes of the journey to London. The lunatics are running the asylum.[/p][/quote]What ridiculous things to say: 1. 'People go shopping out of town or online because the town has changed so much' - People go shopping out of town and online because it is cheaper, it happens everywhere. 2. 'We have jobs being created on the outskirts of the borough' - We have jobs being created, I find it hard to see this as negative? 3. 'Half the countryside is going to be ripped up' - All the rolling hills of green and pleasant land straddling the M62 where Omega is being built? Hardly precious countryside. If you want countryside, drive 10 minutes out of town and you'll find approx. 90% of undeveloped England. 4. 'Knocking twenty minutes of the journey to London' - Once again, find it hard to be negative about something like this? Stop moaning, we are slap bang in between Liverpool and Manchester, great transport links to London and it's growing thanks to millions being invested in Omega etc. Yes there are nicer places, but It could be far worse, you could live in Barrow or something. Penketh Pony
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10:05am Fri 31 Jan 14

Rowdie says...

Absolutely spot on 'Penketh Pony'; my family have lived in Warrington since before the turn of the last century...It s a great place to live and always has been..even during the war years that I can still remember.
Yes there are some 'local' problems' as there will be any where but in terms of 'economic activity' we are up in the top ten in the country and are expanding; which in itself will bring it's own problems
We need to dispel the weekly dose of 'doom and gloom' drivel issued every week by Helen Jones and Nick Bent in the Guardian as everyone in Warrington knows it is just spin. They should be cheering our Town on instead of playing 'party politics'; but no doubt we will be seeing more of this from them two as the next election comes nearer as Mr Bent seeks to obtain the seat of Warrington South currently held by David Mowat who is always at the front and trying to drum up more business and jobs for the town.
Absolutely spot on 'Penketh Pony'; my family have lived in Warrington since before the turn of the last century...It s a great place to live and always has been..even during the war years that I can still remember. Yes there are some 'local' problems' as there will be any where but in terms of 'economic activity' we are up in the top ten in the country and are expanding; which in itself will bring it's own problems We need to dispel the weekly dose of 'doom and gloom' drivel issued every week by Helen Jones and Nick Bent in the Guardian as everyone in Warrington knows it is just spin. They should be cheering our Town on instead of playing 'party politics'; but no doubt we will be seeing more of this from them two as the next election comes nearer as Mr Bent seeks to obtain the seat of Warrington South currently held by David Mowat who is always at the front and trying to drum up more business and jobs for the town. Rowdie
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