Thank you for taking an interest in our struggle to keep Tesco out of Stokes Croft.
First meeting 300 strong
Massive thanks to the some 300 people who turned up to our last minute meeting last night (Monday 8 February). The turn out and positive energy was overwhelming and spoke volumes about the appetite of Stokes Croft to shape its own community and not be disempowered by corporate power.
Stokes Croft is special.
As a community we have worked hard to create a local culture we are proud of. A Tesco in Stokes Croft would seriously undermine Bristol’s cultural capital and threatens to wipe out local shops and traders. Supermarkets notoriously drain local economies, siphoning profits to remote shareholders instead of supporting the local community. Deliveries will add to congestion in the area and local heritage will be seriously jeopardised.
Bristol City Council fail to consult local community
Consultation to date has been entirely inadequate, with the local community completely unaware and therefore unable to feed into the process. Bristol City Council’s decision to grant Change of Use planning permission with little if any feedback from the local community suggests it does not care about our needs.
Numerous alternatives exist that would better serve the local community and strengthen its economy in these tough financial times. With five Tesco already within a mile we do not need another. For example, a community owned greengrocers with affordable local, organic produce that supports local farmers and is good for our health and the planet or a fishmongers.
* Send a campaign postcard to Bristol City Council demanding they meaningfully consult the local community.
* Display a ‘No tesco in Stokes Croft’ poster in your home or shop window
Free postcards and posters are available from PRSC HQ at 35 Jamaica St. Please distribute far and wide.
Watch this space for more information and updates and to find out how to get involved.
Behind closed doors
We the local community only got wind of this a week ago and so we are working tirelessly to ensure this injustice does not go ahead. An amazing bunch of volunteers are beautifully sharing their abundance of skills, ideas, time and energy. So please be patient whilst we get this site up and running and keep watching this space for daily updates.
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.”