Saturday, 21 February 2009

Place Your Bets Now

'Coral' bookmakers (betwen Clarks and One Stop Party Shop) is opening its doors to the great KT4 public on Tuesday.

On Saturday 28th there will be a special guest appearance by 'Derek Thompson'. There are of course two Derek Thompsons, so pop along next Saturday to meet either...




Charlie from Casualty or......



...Derek Thompson from Channel 4 Racing.

I think the smart money's on the latter.

Meanwhile blog reader 'cbatte2' has posted a comment suggesting that a branch of Greggs (the bakers) is coming to Worcester Park soon. Any more info on that?

13 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Greggs... Apparently they generate over twice as much high street litter than KFC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7825339.stm. Already looking forward to wading out of my house on Caldbeck Ave and down to the station through even more detritus

Bertrand said...

Good to see that worcester Park high street is finally picking up - first the revamped KFC, then the betting shops now Greggs, what next - an "upmarket" lounge bar for chavs with money?

Andrew said...

And so it has opened....and now there is yet another spot in worcester park infested with chavs, and otherwise undesirable people hanging around, or rather loitering, outside yet another bookies. Great to see worcester park actively trying to turn the slump in to a full on freefall. Afterall, how does a bookmaker help the economy, local or otherwise? It just doesnt, i really have no idea why the powers that be allowed it to happen.

There are more betting shops than any other type of shop in the local area now, including 3 ladbrokes all within a one mile radius of each other. What a great impression to give the kids, gamble , gamble, then pop down the road and gamble some more!

Its a joke, just a really bad joke. I for one cannot wait to up sticks and get out of what is fast becoming a rough, unsociable area.

Just trying to park, or even walk, in waitrose carpark is a perfect demonstration of how selfish and mindless the people round here are becoming. There are 8 parent and child spaces, and over a hundred other spaces, so why are the parent and child spots always full of people without kids who are too damn lazy to find a spot that they are actually entitled to?

Anonymous said...

Shut up moaning and move out now then.

Worcester Park said...

I hate to admit it, but in this tough climate anything (almost) is better than yet another empty shop unit. I'd much rather it wasn't a betting shop, but at least it's activity for the High Street and a few local jobs being generated.

BenjyP said...

Shut up Andrew, its people like you that make me wish a McDonalds, Aldi, Poundstretcher and Cash generator would open up and turn WP into a similar centre to that of the bottom half of Sutton. The spaces for people with children were originally going to be put in for people shopping at Iceland, until they realised that all the people who shop at Iceland can't afford a car or if they can, couldn't fit all of their children in one car.

I wish Grant Buckinghams would come back!I think that more restaurants and cafes should open up, there really is such a limited selection.

Ian Morris said...

Whoa! Grant Buckinghams, thats a bit random isn't it? Well, if we're picking random shops that we want to see make a return I want iceland to return to being a Bejams!

Andrew said...

BenjyP, I dont really understand who your insult is aimed at, But it seemed like quite a blanketed, ignorant one. I can afford a car, hence my complaint about the carpark spaces, and i dont shop at iceland. And the first part of your post didnt really make any sense at all in the context of this thread. If you disagree with what i said, why dont you tell us why, instead of spouting a load of crap?

BenjyP said...

Hi Andrew,

Good to see a personalised response most appreciated, it wasn't quite a blanket comment, but there was an element of that. I was referencing your aloof attitude regarding the scum of WP, whilst taking the opportunity to juxtapose your genuine "Daily Mail" views with my own parodying yours.

Oh, I also like talking about Grant Buckinghams whenever possible as it provided the source of so many great childhood memories.

You're probably not even a true WPite, having just moved into the Hamptons in the last couple of years and are scared that the ever changing face of WP high street is currently devaluing what you saw to be a sound financial investment in late 2006.

Andrew said...

Hi BenjyP,...

I havent got 'Daily Mail' views at all...nor was i being aloof, just realistic. Maybe a little exaggerated, but not too much. Have you actually spent any time in the vicinity of the countless betting shops around the area? Would i be aloof in saying that the Huntsman attracted the same sort of people? You cant argue that certain establishments attract certain types of people, and that an abundance of certain types of establish attract an abundance of that certain type of person! Or that that kind of person isnt the one Worcester Park should be trying to attract in order to better itself.

I was born in Worcester Park, and still live here. Ive seen the change in things in this area, and if you've got the blinkers on then thats your prerogative. Im not a doom sayer either, i want WP to improve, im not a compulsive moaner, but it all just smacks of whoever gives the council the most money gets what they want, never mind what is best for the place or the people. Im sure the proposed hamptons extension would have slipped under the radar had it not been for the intense public backlash.

Anyway, enough said about it all!

P.S, i wasnt having a go at you mentioning Grant Buckinghams at all, have to say i cant remember it tho!

Ian Morris said...

I wasn't having a go at Grant Buckinghams either, I was just surprised at how random the comment and the shop was. It wasn't as good as Toys 'r' Us though, but I suppose you could argue that it was the Hamleys of WP.

BenjyP said...

Ian Morris you have gone insane, are you talking about when it was a single shop or when it was the double.

It was a local shop for local people

chris said...

YEP GREGGS I CAN GAURANTEE YOU WILL BE IN WORCESTER PARK BY THE END OF AUGUST

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