Archive for September 2009

Tesco appeal failure to obtain alcohol license in Cumulative Impact Zone (update)

We have just received formal notification from the City Council that:

“Following the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee on the 17th August 2009, we have been advised that Tesco Stores Ltd. have appealed the Sub-Committee’s decision and consequently the matter will be subject to a further hearing in the Magistrates Court. It is likely that persons who attended to speak on the 17th August may be asked to attend the Magistrates Court on a date to be set by them. We will keep you advised of developments.”

More news as we get it.

Tesco appeal failure to obtain alcohol license in Cumulative Impact Zone

Last month, Tesco failed in their bid to obtain an alcohol license for their Mill Road store, which is in a Cumulative Impact Zone, which creates a rebuttable presumption against new alcohol licenses. This is despite the statement on their website that

“We do not apply for licences in areas with known disorder issues”

We have now heard that, as expected, Tesco plans to appeal.

We are finding out exactly what process will be followed, and will report any updates here. We will maintain the opposition we successfully put forward at the Licensing Committee last month.

An update on this and other matters will be published shortly.

Photos from Mill Road independent trading event

On Saturday 12th September, a celebration of local shops and independent traders took place outside Hilary’s greengrocers on Mill Road. A very enjoyable and cordial day was had.

Two new flyers, ‘The fight goes on’ and ‘Why celebrate Mill Road?’ were handed out.

Mill Road Tesco issue featured in Private Eye!

Fame at last … We’ve made it into Private Eye – see Page 30 of the latest edition!

(Please let us know if you have a copy that we can scan and put here.)

Mill Road celebrates its independent shops and traders

On Saturday 12th September 12 noon to 2 pm, a celebration of local shops and independent traders will take place outside Hilary’s greengrocers on Mill Road. There will be a variety of activities, games, music, food samples provided by local shops and restaurants, and a BBQ as well as special offers. This event is open to all.

This event is organised by the No Mill Road Tesco Campaign as part of our support of local traders.

If you would like to help please turn up at 10.30.  All help will be greatly appreciated.

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