Paddy Power set for Colchester?

Essex County Standard: Paddy Power set for Colchester? Paddy Power set for Colchester?

A DECISION on whether bookie Paddy Power can open its first betting shop in Colchester will be taken next week.

The controversial bookmaker wants to open a shop in the former Pizza Hut, in High Street.

But Bobby Swift Bookmakers, also in High Street, has objected to the plans, saying it is concerned at the concentration of betting shops in the town.

It also said having too many bookies will encourage problem gambling.

If Paddy Power is allowed to open, there would be five betting shops in the 400m High Street.

A licensing hearing will take place next Friday, April 4, at 10am.

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3:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

friday_woods says...

I hope so as I like their adverts. Their one about Oscar Pretorious was brilliant.
I hope so as I like their adverts. Their one about Oscar Pretorious was brilliant. friday_woods
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4:42pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Citizen 139 says...

The death of Colchester town centre. Of course, councillors will be posting soon saying that I'm talking rubbish and that it's never thrived as much as it is right now along with the lowest parking charges anywhere.

The thumbs down button is down there....
The death of Colchester town centre. Of course, councillors will be posting soon saying that I'm talking rubbish and that it's never thrived as much as it is right now along with the lowest parking charges anywhere. The thumbs down button is down there.... Citizen 139
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5:17pm Tue 25 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Another reason is the exchecker gets no tax from their business as it is registered in the emerald isle.
Another reason is the exchecker gets no tax from their business as it is registered in the emerald isle. stevedawson
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