Gazette readers share their thoughts on new Morrisons set for Amble Retail Park

Morrisons have signed a deal to open at the new retail park development in Amble and Gazette readers have been keen to share their thoughts.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 06:00 am
From left to right: James Smith, Senior Manager - Development, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Cllr Jeff Watson and Cllr Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Advance Northumberland.

Four other shops which are yet to be announced will also be added as well as a coffee shop drive-thru.

The development is hoped to create 200 full and part-time jobs, and a further 90 jobs during construction.

Coun Jeff Watson, ward member for Amble West with Warkworth, said: “The progress made by Amble in recent years has been tremendous and this is another great boost for the area - both in terms of the retail offer and job opportunities for local people.”

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Northumberland Gazette readers have shared mixed opinions following this news.

Some concerns have been raised about the impact that the new store will have on the area.

Tony Batcheldor said: “Bang goes the lovely small seaside town.”

Peter Cannon asked: “90 construction jobs! How many locals and are they local contractors?”

Others are concerned about the success of the new store.

Jacqueline Blackbird added: “What about the one they built un-opened at Dalton Park?”

Some readers are pleased with the announcement.

Sue Murray Wa Latto said: “Good to hear.”

Will Richardson added: “Great news.”

George Robertson agreed: “Good stuff this mind.”

Paul Purvis said: “About time Amble had a Morrisons.”

The idea of new job opportunities is a highlight for some.

Lesley Kendall commented: “More jobs to try for.”

Bill Danielle Cruickshank asked: “When will they recruit?”