Archive for 23rd June 2009

600 days

Dear supporters,

Today marks 600 days of local people managing to keep Tesco off Mill Road. That’s 600 days of local people stopping the world’s third biggest retailer, despite their best attempts to get the store open.

Congratulations to everyone – everyone who wrote to the planning department or to their councillor, or went on the march, or delivered a leaflet, or put a poster in their window, or pretended to be a reversing Tesco lorry, but especially to those local traders who are still in business as a result.

Lots of us can probably remember being told at the start of the campaign that we shouldn’t bother because there was nothing that could be done to stop Tesco opening. This shows what can be done if thousands of local people are determined to fight for their community!