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Hoddlesden residents in 'use or lose the shops'

“USE it or lose it” is the message being sent to Hoddlesden residents over community services.

East Rural councillor Julie Slater said she wanted to see more villagers using local facilities such as the Post Office, the chip shop, delicatessan and garage.

The East Rural Network – an action group made up of councillors, business people and residents – is looking into the possibility of erecting signs at the entrances to the village to make people more aware of the shops.

Coun Slater said: “If people don’t use these shops, then Hoddlesden will end up like Belthorn, which has no corner shop.

“I want people to try and use these shops at least once a week or spend 50p more when they do, so we don’t lose what is here.

“Times are hard, and it’s a case of use it or lose it.”

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8:43pm Mon 29 Nov 10

Slimplynth says...

Shame if it's all going down the pan, Hoddlesdon looks like Emmerdale to me.
Shame if it's all going down the pan, Hoddlesdon looks like Emmerdale to me. Slimplynth
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2:19pm Tue 30 Nov 10

"Archaea" says...

The exact same message should be given to the residents of Darwen over their Markets
The exact same message should be given to the residents of Darwen over their Markets "Archaea"
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3:46pm Tue 30 Nov 10

TugaysRightBoot says...

I didn't know that about Belthorn, and I'm shocked that nobody has jumped at the opportunity to open one up.

Same with Oakdale in Blackburn, last time I was there (1-2 years ago) there was a school and a few thousand houses, but no shop in the middle.

These places could be gold mines, if done correctly!
I didn't know that about Belthorn, and I'm shocked that nobody has jumped at the opportunity to open one up. Same with Oakdale in Blackburn, last time I was there (1-2 years ago) there was a school and a few thousand houses, but no shop in the middle. These places could be gold mines, if done correctly! TugaysRightBoot
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