Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Buxton, Derbyshire

A campaign group,"Buxton Against Tesco" opposed Tesco building a big new store gathering a petition of over 5,000 signatures. Many of the town’s independent retailers displayed posters and placards protesting against the proposal.

In May 2011 Morrisons were given permission to extend their Buxton store – despite objections from Tesco - but subject to 21 conditions and... Read More

Calow, Derbyshire

The Somerset House has been a pub in our village (Calow, Chesterfield) since approximately 1953.  Unfortunately Tesco have set their sights on it and are actively pursuing the necessary planning permissions to turn it into a Tesco Express.  We believe that the Brewery (Enterprise Inns) have entered into a contract with them.

Their first round of planning applications resulted in four... Read More

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

In Chesterfield there is a campaign "SAVE THE CRISPIN" which is looking to challenge a change of use of a community pub to a Tesco Express.  Residents have gathered a petition, against the proposals, signed by over 1,000 people.

Concerned councillors discussed the issue at their last meeting and are waiting for the results of a meeting between Save the Pub group chair... Read More