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Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Applegreen, Petrogas, High St, Uckfield, East Sussex

LOCATION:

At the southern end of Uckfield is a Petrogas Applegreen site. This was the first Applegreen to introduce a Subway store and a new store design. I was interested to see it now, after about a year of trading.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Fraser Budgens, Marlborough, Wilts

LOCATION:

My target is the prize-winning Fraser Budgens site at Marlborough. It's located on the Marlborough Business Park, just a mile from the town centre, opposite a large Tesco (no fuel).

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Essentials Meon Hut, West Meon, Petersfield, Hants

LOCATION: Last year, following a few weeks closure for a new-build, this site re-opened as Essentials of West Meon a Nisa/BP Service Station

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month MRH Oxshott, High Street, Oxshott, Surrey

LOCATION:

The village of Oxshott is located between Esher and Leatherhead. Close to the main Chelsea FC training ground, it has been described as the "most expensive village with the most footballers in England". My reason for this visit is MRH Retail's new convenience store, Hursts.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Brobot Corby Southern Gateway, Corby, Northants

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

On the north west outskirts of Corby, at a roundabout, is the new Southern Gateway Business Park. Currently it only has three completed developments - a Premier Inn, a Beefeater restaurant and my target, the award-winning Brobot site.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - B&M Harland, Malton Rd, Pickering, North Yorkshire

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Pickering, just south of the North Yorkshire moors, is probably equidistant between Whitby, York, Thirsk and Scarborough. My target is the B&M Harland service station, because it is the first to sell Spar-branded fuels.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - GH Lunn & Sons, Simply Fresh Weare, Axbridge, Somerset

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

I have read a lot of positive reports about Simply Fresh the fast-growing symbol group that places great emphasis on community-based, family-owned businesses that are encouraged to support local suppliers. The rustic style of branding promotes the concept of fresh foods and has an intriguing tag line 'convenience just got better...'. All this encouraged me to visit the first forecourt to sign-up to the group the Lunn site on the A38, a busy main road between Bristol Airport and the M5.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Wellington Service Station, Archway Rd, London N6

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

The Esso Snack & Shop Wellington Service Station is virtually located on an 'island'! An island made up of the Archway Road (A1) and North Hill that joins Aylmer Road and leads onto the North Circular with its access to the M1. Traffic is constant, at times horrific, and there is very little access for pedestrians. I was interested to see how the 24/7 Wellington Service Station managed its shop offering to what must mainly be vehicle-based customers.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Milton Road Service Station, Southsea

GENERAL APPEARANCE: I felt it high time I visited a Shop'N Drive site so 'stuck a pin' in the Rontec website Petrol Station Finder and came up with Milton Road, Southsea.

Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month: Applegreen Fairies Cross, Oakpark Road, Tralee, Co Kerry

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Applegreen Fairies Cross is located in the Republic of Ireland on the outskirts of Tralee, the county town of County Kerry. It is a corner site with a lot of passing traffic and is near the Kerry Technology Park and the Tralee Pitch & Putt Club.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East112.6064.60121.00107.57
East Midlands112.14121.84107.50
London113.60124.14108.74
North East110.9563.90125.31105.73
North West111.56121.79106.78
Northern Ireland108.93114.90103.65
Scotland111.31122.05105.92
South East113.3559.90123.22108.19
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Wales110.68120.57105.17
West Midlands112.32122.47107.23
Yorkshire & Humber111.71121.15106.44

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