Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Where can I find examples of campaigning materials?

If you are producing written and visual materials for your campaign, or objecting to a planning application in writing, you may find it useful to refer to campaign materials from other campaigns in the local campaigns section. Below is a selection.

Posters and flyers

Some campaigns have found it useful to produce posters and flyers to get across their message to the community. Posters can be displayed for example in shop windows. See materials produced by campaigners in the following campaigns:

The "Stour Community First" campaign group in Manningtree, Essex produced this Counter Argument Leaflet (October 2008) in response to a flyer Tesco distributed to households. They also produced a Myth Buster flyer and Manningtree A5 Poster.

Chorlton, Manchester produced a  'space invaders' poster and a 'one choice' poster.

Havant, Hampshire-  the poster attracted local media attention.

Campaigners in Inverness produced a poster, a second poster, and a flyer.

Campaigners in Partick, Glasgow have produced a poster and a leaflet.

Some groups have set up campaign websites:

Ashtead - Save Ashtead's Village Environment (SAVE)
Manningtee - Stour Community First

Letters of objection

Many campaigns have submitted objection letters to the local authority, or other bodies involved in the decision process. It may be useful for you to see some of the letters written by other campaigners. However, please bear in mind that objection letters should concentrate as far as possible on local circumstances and planning guidance.

Objection letter produced by campaigners in Glencoe Road, Yeading, West London.
Campaigners in Penistone, South Yorkshire, wrote a letter of objection to the planning application.
Trader Steve Parfett has written letters of objection to planning applications in Queensbury and Sowerby Bridge, both in West Yorkshire.
Campaigners in Crediton, Devon, wrote a letter of objection and a supplementary objection to the planning application.
Campaigners in Partick, Glasgow, wrote a letter of objection to the planning application.
Campaigners in Stretford, Manchester, wrote a written submission to the Public Inquiry into the application. They also wrote to neighbouring Councils, Manchester and Salford, asking them to attend and present their objections in person.
Campaigners in Worcester wrote a submission to the Public Inquiry.
Campaigners in Helston, Cornwall, wrote a letter to the District Council planning committee.
Residents in Birchgrove, Cardiff, wrote a letter to local Councillors.
Campaigners in Havant, Hampshire wrote a letter to the Secretary of State asking for the application to be called-in.
The "Stour Community First" campaign group produced this Post Card to Councillors.
Read the Stour Community First campaign Top tips May 2010.doc.

Alternative Visions

Campaign groups in Queen's Market, East London, and Archway, North London, have worked on alternative visions for their community.