Hotel bid for Bridgwater town centre

Bridgwater Mercury: The possible hotel site in Eastover The possible hotel site in Eastover

A CONTROVERSIAL bid to build an 80-bed hotel in the middle of Bridgwater would lead to car parking chaos in the town centre, opponents have claimed.

Developer DC Homes says the plan for the vacant unit next to the Aldi supermarket in Eastover would remove an eyesore from the town, create new jobs and boost the centre of Bridgwater.

However, Robert Walker, owner of the White Hart Hotel which neighbours the site, said it would be a 'disaster' for his business if the hotel opened and would lead to severe parking problems.

He said: “It would be direct competition for us but I don't see how the council can allow it to happen.

“There is very little parking around the area and the idea of putting a big hotel like this in the middle of town just doesn't work. It would be a disaster.”

Previous schemes for the site, which has been vacant for more than a decade, have included a care home, a bowling alley and accommodation.

The proposed development would involved the demolition of the existing buildings at 56-66 Eastover to be replaced by a hotel with a bar, restaurant and parking for 13 vehicles.

In its application to Sedgemoor District Council, DC Homes said: “Vehicle access to the hotel is proposed from Eastover and a travel plan has been produced. The area is accessible by alternative modes of transport, with excellent pedestrian access.

“The economic impact of the hotel would be a positive one as guests would use local facilities in Bridgwater.”

A consultation period on the scheme is now under way and a decision will be made by planning bosses at the council later this year.

To view the plans in detail, vist the related link below and enter reference 08/12/00050.

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7:49am Tue 20 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

What is wrong with some residents and businesses of the town.Build a hotel in an area of dereliction would enhance the area,Bring jobs ,Wages,and hotel rooms for visitors to the town.
It is a shame that a town which lives for carnival Does not do anything to improve it`s image to the thousands of visitors who come to the town every November.
Perhaps they would stay longer if there was a hotel central to the town, and on the carnival route.
So lets wait an see who wins this planning application .
Because if it goes the wrong way then Eastover will be an area which will neither recover and the businesses will die.Because it`s on deaths door now.
What is wrong with some residents and businesses of the town.Build a hotel in an area of dereliction would enhance the area,Bring jobs ,Wages,and hotel rooms for visitors to the town. It is a shame that a town which lives for carnival Does not do anything to improve it`s image to the thousands of visitors who come to the town every November. Perhaps they would stay longer if there was a hotel central to the town, and on the carnival route. So lets wait an see who wins this planning application . Because if it goes the wrong way then Eastover will be an area which will neither recover and the businesses will die.Because it`s on deaths door now. bullhorn

10:12am Tue 20 Mar 12

RustyKnight says...

A bit OFF topic... but - is anyone else sick of youclowns posting the same comment on every story?

Back ON topic - why does everything that could be good for the town have so many people against it?
A bit OFF topic... but - is anyone else sick of youclowns posting the same comment on every story? Back ON topic - why does everything that could be good for the town have so many people against it? RustyKnight

11:16am Tue 20 Mar 12

latitude says...

How many people are actually against this? The article only mentions one person...is this simply more sensationalising by the Mercury? Building a new hotel on the Eastover/Broadway junction can only be a good thing for the town, so good luck DC Homes! (By the way Mercury, it’s Aldi not Lidl)
How many people are actually against this? The article only mentions one person...is this simply more sensationalising by the Mercury? Building a new hotel on the Eastover/Broadway junction can only be a good thing for the town, so good luck DC Homes! (By the way Mercury, it’s Aldi not Lidl) latitude

11:35am Tue 20 Mar 12

andelain says...

I would think Bridgwater needs all the help it can get! Anything that helps improve the economy (not to mention the state of Eastover) can only be good for the town. (BTW its next to Aldi supermarket, not Lidl)
I would think Bridgwater needs all the help it can get! Anything that helps improve the economy (not to mention the state of Eastover) can only be good for the town. (BTW its next to Aldi supermarket, not Lidl) andelain

12:01pm Tue 20 Mar 12

alibridgwater says...

latitude wrote:
How many people are actually against this? The article only mentions one person...is this simply more sensationalising by the Mercury? Building a new hotel on the Eastover/Broadway junction can only be a good thing for the town, so good luck DC Homes! (By the way Mercury, it’s Aldi not Lidl)
Totally agree with latitude. The greatest good to the greatest numbers should be the rule here. Quoting the only business in town which would be adversely impacted, as being the overall opinion doesn't really help the situation
[quote][p][bold]latitude[/bold] wrote: How many people are actually against this? The article only mentions one person...is this simply more sensationalising by the Mercury? Building a new hotel on the Eastover/Broadway junction can only be a good thing for the town, so good luck DC Homes! (By the way Mercury, it’s Aldi not Lidl)[/p][/quote]Totally agree with latitude. The greatest good to the greatest numbers should be the rule here. Quoting the only business in town which would be adversely impacted, as being the overall opinion doesn't really help the situation alibridgwater

12:25pm Tue 20 Mar 12

MINIME2 says...

bullhorn, you dont need to see wjich way this will go it's probably all but signed and sealed. I thought I read a while back that an application had been put in to build a residential home for the elderly on this site ?
bullhorn, you dont need to see wjich way this will go it's probably all but signed and sealed. I thought I read a while back that an application had been put in to build a residential home for the elderly on this site ? MINIME2

12:27pm Tue 20 Mar 12

swjoduk says...

I agree this would be a positive move. There is parking close by behind the bus station and off St Johns St and by the Clink.

The aforementioned bus station is behind it to cater for people travelling to Bridgwater by coach and the train station is 10mins walk away.
I agree this would be a positive move. There is parking close by behind the bus station and off St Johns St and by the Clink. The aforementioned bus station is behind it to cater for people travelling to Bridgwater by coach and the train station is 10mins walk away. swjoduk

12:59pm Tue 20 Mar 12

latitude says...

MINIME2 wrote:
bullhorn, you dont need to see wjich way this will go it's probably all but signed and sealed. I thought I read a while back that an application had been put in to build a residential home for the elderly on this site ?
As is stated in the article...
[quote][p][bold]MINIME2[/bold] wrote: bullhorn, you dont need to see wjich way this will go it's probably all but signed and sealed. I thought I read a while back that an application had been put in to build a residential home for the elderly on this site ?[/p][/quote]As is stated in the article... latitude

1:05pm Tue 20 Mar 12

esselle13 says...

Bridgwater is in dire need of regeneration and this is a prime example of what is needed in the town to help attract people to it.A new hotel in that location would do very well as its perfect for Carnival, easy access to the train, bus station and motorway. The more new business that comes to the town the better as its going to be needed when the new power station is built. There are people moving to the town all the time and we have nothing to offer them really. This is a good step forward. Go for it.
Bridgwater is in dire need of regeneration and this is a prime example of what is needed in the town to help attract people to it.A new hotel in that location would do very well as its perfect for Carnival, easy access to the train, bus station and motorway. The more new business that comes to the town the better as its going to be needed when the new power station is built. There are people moving to the town all the time and we have nothing to offer them really. This is a good step forward. Go for it. esselle13

1:48pm Tue 20 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

esselle13 wrote:
Bridgwater is in dire need of regeneration and this is a prime example of what is needed in the town to help attract people to it.A new hotel in that location would do very well as its perfect for Carnival, easy access to the train, bus station and motorway. The more new business that comes to the town the better as its going to be needed when the new power station is built. There are people moving to the town all the time and we have nothing to offer them really. This is a good step forward. Go for it.
Sorry but we are talking about SDG in their dictionary forwards means backward.
[quote][p][bold]esselle13[/bold] wrote: Bridgwater is in dire need of regeneration and this is a prime example of what is needed in the town to help attract people to it.A new hotel in that location would do very well as its perfect for Carnival, easy access to the train, bus station and motorway. The more new business that comes to the town the better as its going to be needed when the new power station is built. There are people moving to the town all the time and we have nothing to offer them really. This is a good step forward. Go for it.[/p][/quote]Sorry but we are talking about SDG in their dictionary forwards means backward. bullhorn

1:55pm Tue 20 Mar 12

BridgwaterSteve says...

Regeneration is very welcome but... With 80 beds this could mean 40 to 80 residents cars (depending on mix of single to double rooms) plus staff cars as they will work unsocial hours and only 13 spaces! Aldi won't be happy with their car park being used so may restrict use of it.
Regeneration is very welcome but... With 80 beds this could mean 40 to 80 residents cars (depending on mix of single to double rooms) plus staff cars as they will work unsocial hours and only 13 spaces! Aldi won't be happy with their car park being used so may restrict use of it. BridgwaterSteve

2:34pm Tue 20 Mar 12

sheldoncooper says...

Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching
Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching sheldoncooper

4:12pm Tue 20 Mar 12

artful280 says...

why would an 80 bed hotel be a disaster for the white hart? Surely anything that would bring in a regular supply of customers from a next door building would be beneficial.
why would an 80 bed hotel be a disaster for the white hart? Surely anything that would bring in a regular supply of customers from a next door building would be beneficial. artful280

4:45pm Tue 20 Mar 12

LindaK55 says...

Hotel a good idea - like mentioned: close to bus and train station. Would also mean more jobs, and tidy up a a corner on a main road which has been an eyesore for years. There is an underused council car park opposite at Barclay Street.

I can only think that the White Hart would be off putting for the resident of the new hotel, not the other way round, after seeing what stumbles of of it regularly!

Why are people always so negative everything something different is proposed? Are there any other hotels in the town centre?
Hotel a good idea - like mentioned: close to bus and train station. Would also mean more jobs, and tidy up a a corner on a main road which has been an eyesore for years. There is an underused council car park opposite at Barclay Street. I can only think that the White Hart would be off putting for the resident of the new hotel, not the other way round, after seeing what stumbles of of it regularly! Why are people always so negative everything something different is proposed? Are there any other hotels in the town centre? LindaK55

5:15pm Tue 20 Mar 12

BridgwaterSteve says...

sheldoncooper wrote:
Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching
It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped.
[quote][p][bold]sheldoncooper[/bold] wrote: Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching[/p][/quote]It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped. BridgwaterSteve

5:22pm Tue 20 Mar 12

sheldoncooper says...

BridgwaterSteve wrote:
sheldoncooper wrote:
Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching
It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped.
Same here but one day they're going to have a field day :)
[quote][p][bold]BridgwaterSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheldoncooper[/bold] wrote: Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching[/p][/quote]It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped.[/p][/quote]Same here but one day they're going to have a field day :) sheldoncooper

5:46pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Samej1 says...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Hinkley Point situation - a lot of people staying at the proposed hotel may well be temporary workers at the site, should it be built, and transport to the plant will be bus only so plenty of reason not to bother bringing a car (even if they did, there will be park&ride where it could be left)?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Hinkley Point situation - a lot of people staying at the proposed hotel may well be temporary workers at the site, should it be built, and transport to the plant will be bus only so plenty of reason not to bother bringing a car (even if they did, there will be park&ride where it could be left)? Samej1

6:37pm Tue 20 Mar 12

RustyKnight says...

sheldoncooper wrote:
BridgwaterSteve wrote:
sheldoncooper wrote:
Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching
It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped.
Same here but one day they're going to have a field day :)
I know of people who got clamped in Aldi car park for being there too long, I'm guessing some of you are just lucky!
[quote][p][bold]sheldoncooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BridgwaterSteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sheldoncooper[/bold] wrote: Aldis car park is already restricted - there are clear signs there for customers only and max waiting times with a fine payable for exceeding / breaching[/p][/quote]It doesn't seem to be enforced at present - I've used it while going to a hospital appointment and to go the shops on Eastover, that may well get stopped.[/p][/quote]Same here but one day they're going to have a field day :)[/p][/quote]I know of people who got clamped in Aldi car park for being there too long, I'm guessing some of you are just lucky! RustyKnight

7:52pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

About time Bridgy needs a town centre hotel a least it will bring some trade into the town
About time Bridgy needs a town centre hotel a least it will bring some trade into the town Bridgy old Boy

7:53pm Tue 20 Mar 12

swjoduk says...

Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned!

Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises.

One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales!
Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned! Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises. One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales! swjoduk

8:17pm Tue 20 Mar 12

MINIME2 says...

What sort of trade will a hotel bring to Bridgwater , Bridgy Boy ?
What sort of trade will a hotel bring to Bridgwater , Bridgy Boy ? MINIME2

8:38pm Tue 20 Mar 12

BaldCarl2 says...

Good idea I say. It beats having an eyesore building in an eyesore part of the town.

As for trade that it brings into the town - pubs, restaurants etc to cater for people staying in the hotel
Good idea I say. It beats having an eyesore building in an eyesore part of the town. As for trade that it brings into the town - pubs, restaurants etc to cater for people staying in the hotel BaldCarl2

8:41pm Tue 20 Mar 12

BaldCarl2 says...

swjoduk wrote:
Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned!

Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises.

One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales!
If you get a parking ticket whilst parked on private property (such as Aldi car park) then ignore it.
Legally, it is unenforceable.
I've had 2 of these and nothing has happened yet.
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned! Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises. One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales![/p][/quote]If you get a parking ticket whilst parked on private property (such as Aldi car park) then ignore it. Legally, it is unenforceable. I've had 2 of these and nothing has happened yet. BaldCarl2

11:13pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Jack Spanner says...

Very good idea lets have one in the old tax office as well!
Very good idea lets have one in the old tax office as well! Jack Spanner

7:38am Wed 21 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

swjoduk wrote:
Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned!

Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises.

One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales!
swjoduk
Open bottles has permanently shut.
Not enough trade to make it viable.
Depending what real ales you drink
the Crown inn is selling four cask ales.From Cottage and Yeovil breweries.
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned! Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises. One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales![/p][/quote]swjoduk Open bottles has permanently shut. Not enough trade to make it viable. Depending what real ales you drink the Crown inn is selling four cask ales.From Cottage and Yeovil breweries. bullhorn

12:33pm Wed 21 Mar 12

BaldyLocks says...

It would take a very brave enterprise to build a hotel in Bridgwater.
Any visitors to the town would probably want to leave asap.
Surely if they HAD to stay in the area they would look for somewhere in Taunton or beyond?
It would take a very brave enterprise to build a hotel in Bridgwater. Any visitors to the town would probably want to leave asap. Surely if they HAD to stay in the area they would look for somewhere in Taunton or beyond? BaldyLocks

12:48pm Wed 21 Mar 12

swjoduk says...

bullhorn wrote:
swjoduk wrote: Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned! Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises. One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales!
swjoduk Open bottles has permanently shut. Not enough trade to make it viable. Depending what real ales you drink the Crown inn is selling four cask ales.From Cottage and Yeovil breweries.
Really, I thought the crown was only serving Cottage. Which Yeovil ales are on? I had tried Ruby but would like to try some others
[quote][p][bold]bullhorn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: Aldi now use Parking Eye, there are cameras which use automatic number plate recognition. Park for more than the allowed time and you will more than likely get a letter through the post demanding payment. Parking Eye operate in some car parks in Taunton (Priory Fields) and in Yeovil and I know people who have been caught by the cameras. You wont get clamped or a ticket on the car, it will arrive through the post. Be warned! Back on topic, hopefully this hotel (if approved) will regenerate Eastover and its empty shops and run down premises. One shop i frequented there, Open Bottles has not been open for days and their old London Taxi has had all the logo's removed so I fear it has closed? Another one bites the dust, shame as it was the only place in town to get certain real ales![/p][/quote]swjoduk Open bottles has permanently shut. Not enough trade to make it viable. Depending what real ales you drink the Crown inn is selling four cask ales.From Cottage and Yeovil breweries.[/p][/quote]Really, I thought the crown was only serving Cottage. Which Yeovil ales are on? I had tried Ruby but would like to try some others swjoduk

1:20pm Wed 21 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

swjoduk
At the moment Stargazer,Next summerset possibly on weekend
swjoduk At the moment Stargazer,Next summerset possibly on weekend bullhorn

2:42pm Wed 21 Mar 12

ohdearithappenedagain says...

andelain wrote:
I would think Bridgwater needs all the help it can get! Anything that helps improve the economy (not to mention the state of Eastover) can only be good for the town. (BTW its next to Aldi supermarket, not Lidl)
I pointed that school-boy error out on Tuesday but the moderators removed my comments.
Seems freedom of speech isn't allowed on this site, even if it is ON topic....
[quote][p][bold]andelain[/bold] wrote: I would think Bridgwater needs all the help it can get! Anything that helps improve the economy (not to mention the state of Eastover) can only be good for the town. (BTW its next to Aldi supermarket, not Lidl)[/p][/quote]I pointed that school-boy error out on Tuesday but the moderators removed my comments. Seems freedom of speech isn't allowed on this site, even if it is ON topic.... ohdearithappenedagain

7:44pm Wed 21 Mar 12

swjoduk says...

Bullhorn, its good to see the Crown showcasing real ale. It seems The Fountain is also now its re-opened with Butcombe Bitter, Exmoor Gold and one other which I think may have also been Stargazer
Bullhorn, its good to see the Crown showcasing real ale. It seems The Fountain is also now its re-opened with Butcombe Bitter, Exmoor Gold and one other which I think may have also been Stargazer swjoduk

9:29pm Wed 21 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

swjoduk we may have diverted away from the subject at hand to the other readers.
But these two pubs have been part of this town for decades.For those readers,Drinking cask ales becomes a passion.With over a Thousand plus try.
Both the Crown and Fountain are selling ales from Somerset,which puts money into the Somerset economy.At the moment the Fountain has Exmoor with RCH Pitchfork next.
swjoduk we may have diverted away from the subject at hand to the other readers. But these two pubs have been part of this town for decades.For those readers,Drinking cask ales becomes a passion.With over a Thousand plus try. Both the Crown and Fountain are selling ales from Somerset,which puts money into the Somerset economy.At the moment the Fountain has Exmoor with RCH Pitchfork next. bullhorn

9:54pm Wed 21 Mar 12

MINIME2 says...

I must have missed something here. Two people talking about alcohol I thought this was to do with building a hotel in Bridgwater ?
I must have missed something here. Two people talking about alcohol I thought this was to do with building a hotel in Bridgwater ? MINIME2

10:31pm Wed 21 Mar 12

bullhorn says...

MINIME2 wrote:
I must have missed something here. Two people talking about alcohol I thought this was to do with building a hotel in Bridgwater ?
Minime2
Sorry but in my comment i did state that we have diverted away from the subject of the hotel.And i do apologies.
But these to business would benefit from a new hotel.
It`s not just Bridgwater folk who read these comments.
If you were coming to Bridgwater for the first time,people would read up on the town.The mercury site would be the one of the sites you would read.
You can gain a lot of information from these comments.To an outsider it can be a useful guide
to see whats what.
[quote][p][bold]MINIME2[/bold] wrote: I must have missed something here. Two people talking about alcohol I thought this was to do with building a hotel in Bridgwater ?[/p][/quote]Minime2 Sorry but in my comment i did state that we have diverted away from the subject of the hotel.And i do apologies. But these to business would benefit from a new hotel. It`s not just Bridgwater folk who read these comments. If you were coming to Bridgwater for the first time,people would read up on the town.The mercury site would be the one of the sites you would read. You can gain a lot of information from these comments.To an outsider it can be a useful guide to see whats what. bullhorn

12:47pm Thu 22 Mar 12

scally666 says...

how about knocking down white hart & turning that in to a car park for the hotel
how about knocking down white hart & turning that in to a car park for the hotel scally666

8:07pm Fri 23 Mar 12

cemh81 says...

If the hotel is going to create jobs and bring money into the town then we should let them build it! Anything that looks prettier than a broken down, ugly and empty building should be allowed to be built! It will liven up our town! Go for it!
If the hotel is going to create jobs and bring money into the town then we should let them build it! Anything that looks prettier than a broken down, ugly and empty building should be allowed to be built! It will liven up our town! Go for it! cemh81

12:10pm Sat 24 Mar 12

DannyDyersChocolateHomunculus says...

To be fair this site always makes Bridgwater look worse. I only come on here for a laugh. It seems that Bridgwater is a dying town, but any company that is looking to chuck money into it gets met with angry towns folk saying a shiney new benificial business will ruin their town full of derelict buildings, discount shops and immigrant car washes on wasteland.
To be fair this site always makes Bridgwater look worse. I only come on here for a laugh. It seems that Bridgwater is a dying town, but any company that is looking to chuck money into it gets met with angry towns folk saying a shiney new benificial business will ruin their town full of derelict buildings, discount shops and immigrant car washes on wasteland. DannyDyersChocolateHomunculus

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