If your a business in Cottingham and would like to be added to the Cottingham.tel directory let me know, we get lots work coming into our little shop from this directory,why ? because it seems to rank well on google for long tail search and its free.
Every Time i pop to the Cottingham library to do a bit work there’s always a local doctor booking his holidays makes me wonder how they find time to have so many holidays,first sign snow and flu and there off.
A few weeks ago i was ask if i would take part in a photo shoot for the Hull Daily Mail showing my objection to the proposed supermarket plans to come to Cottingham,while i was stood with this tree hugging troop and there objection to the supermarket with slogans like shop local i noticed that i have never seen these guys in my shop or any other.
I live in Hull and as well as shopping in Cottingham i also do my big shop in Asda kingswood so is it really fair for me to object to a supermarket.
Costa Coffee been good for Cottingham it’s made a difference with more family’s coming into the village with plenty of room to take kids with buggys.
I’m an American business owner who has read with interest an article that convinced me that small town living is about the same, no matter what parcel of land it coddles on this vast planet.
My life is stories, short stories. I put into my stories what I imagine to be the truth, close to the truth or hardly any facts at all. I can’t help myself. It’s like my reading glasses have magic filters and they are showing me each side of the characters and what they may be feeling based on my 65 years of day to day knowledge that sticks in my ooze of thinking matter. Since the article named names I will reference them as characters but by no means accepts this as their truest of thoughts.
Once upon a present time in the here and now in Cottingham, England, a country known worldwide for their tea consumption, you have a flavoring of coffee shop owners who have grown to accept the strong competition of coffee consumption. There is a big wolf moving into a selected territory of plentiful competition and the town council that was to protect the coffee grinds already spilling onto the streets turned a decaffeinated ear and allowed a fully brewed caffeinated franchised plan to move forward into what has become known as the Costa scheme or in my story it is the Costa Cottingham Caper.
The characters are The Big Costa Coffee, multinational business, the little coffee shop known as Blondes Coffee Shop and 4 others and Council. My story imagines these characters as having a big urn and small urn and no urn at all. The big urn says to no urns that they would like to fuel their business into a store front and the no urns say that would take a zoning change.
The big urn says they will do what is necessary to meet requirements. Even the local parish can’t open the heavens to this possibility of traffic problems, the lack of a fire escape in the rear of an old frozen food store and very emotional thoughts of losing another retail space of small town business allure which already has five small urns within a few hundred sniffs of King Street.
Somewhere along the trail, the Queen of King street convinced the no urns to approve zoning changes to allow the big urn to spill into the streets and cause possible flooding of the small but community affectionate urns. Tom, the owner of one of the small urns known as Blondes Coffee Shop on King Street spoke on behalf of the other small urn owners as well as the people in the community and the community traders association at a recent Costa Cottingham Caper committee meeting. His comments were not filtered. Traffic concerns, loss of a retail front, loss of variety potential that attracts village shopping and an overall disappointment for the no urn actions.
In small town America, we have inherited the King Street challenges with a queen of say. The percolated outcome with the full bodied enrichment or anticipated bitterness has yet to be realized. Will the outcome be good till the last drop?