Pakefield is a small village on the outskirts of Lowestoft. It has a Coop, a bakers, chemist, florist, fish&chip shop ,hair salon all within a hundred yards of each other. In November 2012 Tesco submitted plans to convert the local pub, The Tramway Hotel in London Road, which is in between the Spar and the Coop, into an express store. The whole village is in uproar about this as it is not needed and could put some of the local businesses in jeopardy of closing. We have a local petition going with already 1,600 names and signatures and are urging people to write or e.mail the local planning office with their concerns.
In February 2013 members of the Pakefield Opposed to Tesco campaign (POT) canvassed the views of people living within 500m of the proposed store and asked them to put up “No Tesco at Tramway” posters in their windows.