Last week’s survey results
Punchline’s Friday Survey last week homed in on the changing fortunes of Gloucester as a shopping destination.
We asked you whether recent events like the opening of Marks and Spencer’s new store in Gloucester indicate that the city is overtaking Cheltenham as the prime shopping destination in the county.
Well, 80 per cent of you said ‘no it isn’t. Gloucester is still trailing behind.
We also asked you whether you thought Gloucester still lacks the infrastructure and social and cultural cachet to take pole position on the grid.
The results here were even more negative for Gloucester with 96 per cent agreeing that Gloucester still has a long way to go.
Here are some of your more printable comments:
The city centre is ugly especially by Debenhams.
Relocating M&S is not going to help, it has just left another empty shop unit bang in the centre of the city. However, the empty fountains need to run again.
Oh come on, an empty quays doesn\'t beat Regency Cheltenham.
I live in Cheltenham but find the shopping in Gloucester better. Chelt is good for high-class shops along the Promenade, but otherwise Glos is better.
Both Gloucester and Cheltenham have unique and distinct shopping environments.
The Quays are just not right for Gloucester. It needs proper shops.
Gloucester looks like a shabby dump compared to Cheltenham.
They are both different Why compare just because they are close?
We need to have more upmarket cafe/bars like Cafe Rouge where office people can go after working hours before going home.
Gloucester is taking steps but needs to improve further.
Gloucester still lacks way behind Chelt regarding evening culture, restaurants and bars.
Chweltenham is ahaead, yes, but Glos is catching up as far as I can see.
Marketing Gloucester is a Poisoned Chalice!!!
Just look at the restaurant quality in Gloucester - it says it all. The council don\'t want cars in the city centre and drive people out.
Too many old and delapidated buildings in Gloucester. Has a depressed feeling.
Infrastructure you buy or build - cachet the public awards.