Beales - the once popular department store in Mansfield look set to be turned into a civic centre.
Ben Burrows-Crawford said: "I don’t understand the civic move. It was only a few years ago the Civic Centre got a make over costing god knows how much. It’s also great out of town with parking right next to it. I’m all for improving the town centre but this seems mad." 
Olga Mair added "I have heard there are plans to knock the civic centre down, bearing in mind years ago the people of Mansfield didn't want this place built as we had and still do have a Town Hall, but at great expense it was built." Thomas William Stone suggests "Turn Beales into an extension of four seasons and put decent shops in it to cater for everyone's want and need."
Beales - the once popular department store in Mansfield look set to be turned into a civic centre. Ben Burrows-Crawford said: "I don’t understand the civic move. It was only a few years ago the Civic Centre got a make over costing god knows how much. It’s also great out of town with parking right next to it. I’m all for improving the town centre but this seems mad." Olga Mair added "I have heard there are plans to knock the civic centre down, bearing in mind years ago the people of Mansfield didn't want this place built as we had and still do have a Town Hall, but at great expense it was built." Thomas William Stone suggests "Turn Beales into an extension of four seasons and put decent shops in it to cater for everyone's want and need."

As politicians and planners change the face of Mansfield here's what you think should be done

So what do you think should be done in your Mansfield?

Monday, 10th January 2022, 6:23 pm

With politicians and town planners changing the face of the historic town, we posted the question on the Chad’s Facebook page.

It came after recent news mooted that former Mansfield department store Beales could be set to become a civic hub, and a car park on Queen Street, may be turned into a Covid memorial park.

Scores of Chad readers came back with a whole host ideas for what they wanted or did not want to see happen in their town.

Here are just a few of the passionate pleas for everything for more shops, cafes and restaurants, to an ice rink and more children’s entertainment, and rejuvenating the market.

What do you think…?

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