Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Gateshead (Tyne & Wear district)

Bensham, Gateshead

In Bensham,1,204 people signed a petition against plans for a new Tesco Express on the site of the former Honeysuckle Arms pub after shopkeepers feared they would be forced to close down. Business owners along Coatsworth Road  raised concerns about its potential impact on their trade. Many fear they won’t be able to keep with up with the competition from the store. They also questioned the... Read More