Residents believe that Tesco plans to increase its presence on our small local village high street in Weston, Bath. Tesco took over the small Somerfield store a couple of years ago and opened an Express store. It has now secured the lease on a neighbouring carpet shop and a small Chinese takeaway which have been family run businesses for many years. The plan now is to open a bigger store.
Weston High street is pretty small scale and is in real danger of being wholly dominated by the blue stripes of Tesco. A key to any local high street is the variety of retail outlets and this is being compromised.