A little Dorset town v. Tesco PLC
Success for Britain’s landmark campaign
Tesco withdraws plans for Sherborne - 5th September 2013
We’re loving every mouthful of Tesco MD Chris Bush’s announcement in which he outlines Tesco’s reasons for NOT submitting a formal planning application in Sherborne. We always knew we had a really strong planning argument against Tesco’s proposals – but what only became clear after the campaign was launched was that we ALSO had a united town with incredibly dedicated individuals and businesses prepared to put their time and energy behind a campaign to maintain the VIABILITY of our very special, historic market town – coupled with 11,324 people prepared to put their names behind us.
Our message to other towns? Don’t be afraid to leap.
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us from the start.
Read our PRESS RELEASE in response to the announcement
Read cabinet minister, Oliver Letwin MP’s response to the result
See ITV’s coverage HERE
Read about it in The Guardian
And The Times (subscription required)
Follow all the latest on www.twitter.com/nothankstesco
We’ve done it for Sherborne, now we’re doing it for Britain!
See all ITV Westcountry coverage including some of our great local independent retailers HERE
See ITV News report with Duncan Sleightholme HERE
Download our PRESS Release about 26th February
Read The Mail’s coverage 1st March 2013 HERE
Oliver Letwin describes the ‘quite extraordinary campaign’
Turn up the volume and click on the sad faces for our homemade campaign video!