Marlow betting shop gets the green light

Bucks Free Press: Betting shop gets the green light Betting shop gets the green light

ALL bets are off on a bookmaker moving into an empty Marlow store after councillors agreed to the plans.

William Hill plans to open a store in a section of the former Blockbuster video shop on West Street.

And Wycombe District Council ruled in favour of the proposal this week, despite some residents objecting to the move.

Resident Sarah Whelan, who lives on West Street, said: “Betting offices tend to make money out of peoples misfortunes and usual prey on society’s most vulnerable - does Marlow really want to encourage this behaviour?

“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.”

Marlow Town Council’s Planning Committee also voiced no objection when they looked at plans for the shop’s illuminated signs this week.

William Hill will take over one portion of the closed Blockbuster building, with Domino’s Pizza already gaining permission to open up in the other half.

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3:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

miccles says...

“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.”

Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.
“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.” Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it. miccles

4:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Just what's needed. It's not like there is a Ladbrokes 100 metres away.
Just what's needed. It's not like there is a Ladbrokes 100 metres away. Ivor'sbestfriend

5:54pm Wed 8 Jan 14

mushroom12 says...

I'm not a gambler nor have I ever placed a bet but surely it's better than having an empty shop.

And with the rising rents costs they probably won't stay long.
I'm not a gambler nor have I ever placed a bet but surely it's better than having an empty shop. And with the rising rents costs they probably won't stay long. mushroom12

8:51pm Wed 8 Jan 14

demoness the second says...

miccles wrote:
“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.”

Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.
Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: “Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.” Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.[/p][/quote]Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D demoness the second

11:31am Thu 9 Jan 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

demoness the second wrote:
miccles wrote:
“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.”

Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.
Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D
I'm sure knowing that you've had a rotten start to the year will cheer up the people of Marlow too.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: “Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.” Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.[/p][/quote]Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D[/p][/quote]I'm sure knowing that you've had a rotten start to the year will cheer up the people of Marlow too. Ivor'sbestfriend

11:34am Thu 9 Jan 14

miccles says...

demoness the second wrote:
miccles wrote:
“Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.”

Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.
Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D
Ahhh I hope it gets better for you.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: “Having lived in Marlow for most of my life I feel a sense of pride coming from such a wonderful town, to now have planning for a Domino's pizza and potentially this betting office is very short-sighted as the long terms impact on the success of the town will be significantly impacted.” Well luv, while your pizza is cooking, nip along the road for a bet on the horses, you might enjoy it.[/p][/quote]Marvellous! I have a rotten start to the year and a few angry Marlovians will cheer me up no end :D[/p][/quote]Ahhh I hope it gets better for you. miccles

11:39am Sat 11 Jan 14

marlowbucks says...

I wonder if Domino's CEO has seen this:
http://youtu.be/dBCN
m9VJOUo
I wonder if Domino's CEO has seen this: http://youtu.be/dBCN m9VJOUo marlowbucks

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