Store delight

IT’S great news that Poundstretcher’s new store has now opened at Blackwood Gate Retail Park, bringing new jobs to Islwyn.

With Labour’s 2012 council election pledge to review planning permission at Blackwood Gate delivered, there’s now every prospect of other stores coming to the site.

Cllr Gez Kirby St Andrews Drive Pontllanfraith

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5:19pm Wed 19 Mar 14

tebes says...

I thought Labour were going to bring Morrison's.
I thought Labour were going to bring Morrison's. tebes
  • Score: 8

7:27pm Wed 19 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

No food store will be allowed to open in Blackwood gate.
No food store will be allowed to open in Blackwood gate. pwlldu
  • Score: 0

9:09am Thu 20 Mar 14

-trigg- says...

Are these really new jobs though, since they've effectively just replaced the store that burnt down.

Its hardly a cause for political point scoring when a shop moves from one of a high street to another. Perhaps if the high street didn't have quite so many empty units and charity shops there would be a reason to celebrate
Are these really new jobs though, since they've effectively just replaced the store that burnt down. Its hardly a cause for political point scoring when a shop moves from one of a high street to another. Perhaps if the high street didn't have quite so many empty units and charity shops there would be a reason to celebrate -trigg-
  • Score: 6

10:56am Thu 20 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

If Poundstretcher hadn't burned down they would have still been trading in the centre of Blackwood and not on the outside of town.
If Poundstretcher hadn't burned down they would have still been trading in the centre of Blackwood and not on the outside of town. pwlldu
  • Score: 3

3:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Roysar says...

Come on you negative thinkers, lets be thankful that these jobs have been brought back to Blackwood. It's through the hard work of Cllr Nigel Dix that the restrictions were lifted on retail park to provide job opportunities. And if you want something more to mourn about - other units at Blackwood gate are about to open up to provide even more jobs!!
Come on you negative thinkers, lets be thankful that these jobs have been brought back to Blackwood. It's through the hard work of Cllr Nigel Dix that the restrictions were lifted on retail park to provide job opportunities. And if you want something more to mourn about - other units at Blackwood gate are about to open up to provide even more jobs!! Roysar
  • Score: -4

9:42pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Dix promised nes jobs so far only old jobs provided.
Dix promised nes jobs so far only old jobs provided. pwlldu
  • Score: 3

10:13pm Sat 22 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Labour promised Morrison and the people of Blackwood gets Lidl and Poundstretcher that was in the centre of town. Typical Labour promise anything to get into power but deliver very little for the people.
Labour promised Morrison and the people of Blackwood gets Lidl and Poundstretcher that was in the centre of town. Typical Labour promise anything to get into power but deliver very little for the people. pwlldu
  • Score: -2

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