With speculation about what will replace India Jane at fever-pitch – not to mention the gnashing of teeth about the Curry Garden changing to a wine bar (hopefully) – the Radicals give you their take on the changes of use that have taken place during the time we’ve rampaged through the village.
Our system is simple: we RAG – that’s red/amber/green – each of the changes we’ve seen. The rating is our view on whether the change is for the better, worse or makes no difference.
Some of the judgements are not straight-forward: for example, one good place changing to another good place is marked as amber, such as the switch from Sisters and Daughters to Cook – both, in our view, useful things to have in the village (with the former being a rare stockist of Creed aftershave and the latter a useful source of mid-week meals). At the same time, a change of use from one average outlet to another, such as the switch from Bella Italia to Giraffe, also receives an amber.
In contrast the change from whatever was there before (can anyone remember?) to local fishmonger Coquillage is undoubtably a positive move and so consequently recieves a green.
Anyway – let us know what you think. What is your fantasy league of village hereditaments?
Our analysis: Ch Ch Changes (in village)