Aileen Colleran’s Blog

Partick, Politics and Passions

Here comes the rain again..

 

The sales of fake tan lotions must be soaring, in inverse proportion to the sales of summer frocks and skirts – as this dreich summer drags on with hardly a day going by without some precipitation (as my geography teacher used to say) Still, given how hideous the summer fashions are (smocks and psychedelic prints – Margo Leadbetter crossed with Alison Steadman in Abigails Party..) perhaps its just as well the seventies throw-back styles aren’t getting much of an airing. Fingers crossed for fair weather for the Glasgow Show at the end of this month, and the Partick Fayre on Friday 3rd to 5th August. Am also looking forward to the Indian Summer event in Victoria Park this weekend, and here’s hoping it’s not a mini Glastonbury ( in terms of mud and sludge, that is). All the latest info on major festivals and events in Glasgow is on http://www.seeglasgow.com/
Oh, and on Tesco – the latest twist in the tale is their developers have lodged an appeal with the Scottish Executive on the basis of non-determination by the council . In other words, the length of time taken to make a decision is effectively a refusal – except that (quite rightly), the local air quality action plan for Byres Road and Dumbarton Road is being produced and developers have been asked to assess the impact their plans would have on that. So, it’s over to you, Mr Swinney..

 

 

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July 11, 2007 - Posted by | Tesco

3 Comments »

  1. I’m really impressed – well done you!

    Comment by Jane Alexander | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yep, we bought all of those clothes the first time round. I said I would never buy another pair of leggings. No doubt at all that if it hadn’t been for you keeping the issue of Tesco Partick in the public eye they wouldn’t have taken the huff the way they have.

    Comment by Kat | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Tesco never back off. I’ve read of them getting planning permission from councils for a store at a certain square meterage then ignoring this and building a bigger store. When challenged, the store is built (don’t think they pull down that easily) and they then harp on about job creation to shut everyone up.

    The result…Tesco does what it wants where it wants.

    Great blog!

    Comment by Brendan | July 17, 2007 | Reply


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