Thursday, 11 February 2016

Ali Barbers is not a Fish & Chip Shop

Well, I had seen the “coming soon to 137 High Street Barkingside” on Facebook but I had assumed that “Ali Barbers” was the name of the proposed new Fish & Chip shop posted about earlier. It isn’t – it really is going to be a barbers. They already have a shop in Harlow – this is what it looks like.

Presumably a Barbers does not involve a change of usage type from a Dry Cleaners and therefore no planning application is necessary. And the existing application will be withdrawn at some point?

That was a close shave ….

UPDATE: The planning application has not been withdrawn and will be decided at Regulatory Committee next Monday, item 8 within Agenda item 7. Officer recommmendation is to Grant Permission. Any permission lasts for 3 years.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Quidsaver enhances it's retail experience

You guessed it. It's a coffee shop (cafe), just inside the main entrance and to the right.

Hi-viz spotted working on new Public Toilet in High Street

Spotted today. A hi-viz jacket working on the new public toilet in Barkingside High Street.

As you can see part of the brick structure is up. This what it will look like when complete.

And this is the layout inside ....

When, then prospective councillor, Mark Santos promised us a new public toilet at our hustings in 2014, I didn't realise he meant it literally, ie "a" (singular one-trap) public toilet. Still I suppose it's adequate for the non-events taking place in the new £2million town square.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fat Joe comes to Barkingside High Street

We hear that what was the excellent Chubby Panda Chinese restaurant and then various Indian restaurants is to reopen as Fat Joe’s Sports cafĂ©. As there is no change of use and therefore no planning application we have been unable to confirm this with the council, but there is this …

And now this ... today 5th Feb 2016. Seems pretty conclusive.