Archive for 4th March 2008

Dear Councillors …

We have now written to all Councillors on the East Area Committee with a letter giving our views on the officers’ report. This is a key document and equips Councillors with well-researched arguments why the store should be rejected, on a whole range of grounds.

Read our letter …

New shopping basket comparison

We’ve done a new shopping basket comparison! The results speak for themselves.

Summary of results:

  • Cherry Hinton Tesco Express : £42.65
  • Newmarket Road Tesco: £33.84
  • Shopping from a collection of local shops (Hilarys, Bangla Bazar, Yasrab, Londis, Balvs, Co-op) : £38.32

For this shopping basket, the Cherry Hinton Tesco Express prices worked out a huge 26% more expensive than its sister store in Newmarket Road. And the Tesco Express is still a whopping 11% more expensive than shopping for the same goods at a handful of local shops on Mill Road.