Sherborne is great without you


A little Dorset town v. Tesco PLC

Patron: Joanna Blythman

*Latest news* May 2015

The Sherborne Hotel is now closed following purchase by new owners, The Quantum Group.  As the town awaits plans to be released for the new development, local groups and residents are hopeful the design will include much-needed local tourist accommodation as well as the mix of business and residential build for which The Quantum Group is highly regarded.  While it is regretful to see the Sherborne Hotel close in the short-term, we acknowledge that a complete redevelopment of the site is the only viable option, following years of no investment in its infrastructure.

We look forward to further news from The Quantum Group in due course.


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Local charities benefit from successful Sherborne campaign

Other news:

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.

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)

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We’ve done it for Sherborne, now we’re doing it for Britain!

Other News

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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!

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