Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Crickhowell, Powys

Around 150 people have turned out in Crickhowell High Street in Powys to oppose plans to convert a pub in the High Street into a convenience store.

Campaigners say that Crickhowell boasts one of the few independent High Streets in Wales, it's one of the towns unique selling points. Crickhowell is already well served by 3 independent convenience stores, two butchers, a bakers, an off licence and a florist, to name a few would suffer loss of business as a result of this application being granted. The whole dynamic of our town would change dramatically.

As part of the campaign shopkeepers in Crickhowell boarded-up their windows on a Saturday afternoon, as they continue their protest against plans for a High Street supermarket.

United Kingdom
51° 51' 23.3244" N, 3° 8' 7.836" W
Powys GB

Campaign Updates
Crickhowell, Powys

5 October 2016
Planning permission granted for conversion into flats and three shops

A PLAN to prevent a former pub becoming a supermarket has moved a step close after planning permission was granted to convert it into three shops and flats.

1 February 2016
Contracts exchanged

Former punters at The Corn Exchange in Crickhowell, Powys raised more than half a million pounds to buy the high street building from operator Punch Taverns.Now contracts of ownership have officially been exchanged between both parties.

7 August 2015
Commnity group raise funds to buy pub

A community group formed to prevent a pub in a famously independent town being turned into a supermarket chain says it can make an offer for the premises. People in Crickhowell have clubbed together in a bid to “save their street” from a national brand moving into the former Corn Exchange pub.

9 July 2015
Punch Taverns withdraw plans
7 May 2015
Supermarket plans put on hold