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Has Sheffield lost its Touch for Christmas?

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From what I heard, Cole Brothers VETO'd the application, as one was submitted.

 

In that case why did you see fit to lay the blame at the Council's door? :huh:

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Because they rolled over and didn't bother to find an alternative venue? Generally I'm quite supportive of the current council (Scriven is a genii), but they do still frustrate me at times.

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I suppose the religious among us would point the finger at commercialism for the destruction of Christmas. It's hard to feel festive when December is much like any other month as far as gadgets and must haves go. It's all too money related. In parts of Europe all the kiddie rides are free the entire day leading up to Christmas, they're not huge fairs but the children enjoy it and takes a huge strain off the parents who aren't diving into their pockets every 5 minutes. Christmas here resembles commercial prostitution, every bugger is touting for business and nearly all of them lack enthusiasm for what they're doing. Generally Christmas is a tacky affair and now it seems in order to be politically correct we can no longer call it Christmas, it's the festive season neatly packaged and wrapped, requires no batteries, just add money to work

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I popped down to Sheff over Christmas and i agree with what most of you are saying.

In contrast to Sheff,i was in Edinburgh and Glasgow over this period and the festive lights and activities were fantastic.

It's simple really! Invest a bit of money and thought in the City and families will turn out in their thousands to enjoy xmas.

Edinburgh had a fun-fair,music,entertainers for all ages and fab laser-lights beaming in the sky.

Glasgow had the same,but also a great outside skating rink.

Come on Sheff 11months till Crimbo,get you thinking hats on.

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Not sure why the German Market didn't return. Manchester's German Market has grown year on year, and now turns over around £50million in the 4 week period its on.

 

If only Sheffield Council had an amount of ambition..

 

The German market in manchester probably turns over £50 million because they charged £5 for a bratwurst and £4 for a pint of budvar in a plastic cup. Sheffielders are not as stupid as mancs when it comes to overpriced rubbish.

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Not sure why the German Market didn't return. Manchester's German Market has grown year on year, and now turns over around £50million in the 4 week period its on.

 

Yeah, sure it does...

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We cant be too christmasy

 

We might offend ethnic minorities culture!

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The German market in manchester probably turns over £50 million because they charged £5 for a bratwurst and £4 for a pint of budvar in a plastic cup. Sheffielders are not as stupid as mancs when it comes to overpriced rubbish.

 

Did you actually go? The bratwurst were £3 or £3.50 depending on the stall. Budvar isn't much cheaper in pubs either. There were also stalls offering other kinds of food, for similar prices to UK burger vans.

 

The reason it made so much money because it attracted tourists from all over the North of England - something Manchester does quite well but Sheffield seems to not care about.

 

What's Sheffield's top attraction - the proximity to the Peak District. So as soon as tourists come, they're sent away from the city!

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