Archive for 10th August 2009

Street art group ‘Get Knitted’ comment on Tesco’s application

We have been sent this picture, which depicts some street art by ‘Get Knitted’ – the word ‘ARROGANT’ knitted onto the fence.

The group is unconnected with the No Mill Road Tesco Campaign, but we thought our supporters might be interested to see this interesting response.

CEN article: Protesters threaten legal action over store deliveries

PROTESTERS gathered to express their opposition to Tesco’s new store in Cambridge’s Mill Road.

The No Mill Road Tesco campaigners organised the two-hour event outside the site for the new Tesco Express, which is scheduled to open on Wednesday, August 26, following a lengthy wrangle between the supermarket chain and local residents and traders.

Opponents of the plans decorated the former Wilco store with placards, banners and artworks outlining their objections to the scheme.

The campaigners are threatening to take legal action against Cambridge City Council if it fails to apply for an injunction to prevent the firm making on-street deliveries to the new store, which they claim would be in breach of its planning conditions. Tesco has said it intends to carry out deliveries at the front of the shop.

Rob Birch, who organised the protest, said: “The protest was a response to Tesco’s plan to open despite being refused planning permission and a response to their dangerous plan to stop 35 delivery lorries a week on the street.

“We’ll keep coming back to protest until Tesco starts listening.”

Cambridge Evening News, 10th August 2009.