Indeed a cauldron of anger

I ATTENDED the meeting, held in St Pauls Church hall, against the Tesco Express plans for Whitecross village and it was indeed a cauldron of anger.  The hall was packed and many suggestions were made, most of them forms of practical protest and I am ver

I ATTENDED the meeting, held in St Pauls' Church hall, against the Tesco Express plans for Whitecross village and it was indeed a cauldron of anger.

The hall was packed and many suggestions were made, most of them forms of practical protest and I am very surprised that Tesco are prepared to antagonise so many local residents just to add yet another store to the five already in the town.

It is reported that a spokesperson from Tesco said she was unaware of the meeting even though it was advertised in the Mercury so where are their ears and eyes.

Nobody seeks trouble so why not write to the managing director, Tesco Stores,


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Cheshunt, Hertfordshire and vent your anger there or to the national press to ensure that Tesco know for certain of the feelings in the community.

It was refreshing to hear from councillors Peter Bryant and Keith Morris and to know that they are against the Tesco plans.

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What I cannot understand is why a 800 name petition did not sway the councillors at the original planning meeting and why

Weston members on that committee could not successfully defend the wishes of the residents.

The casting vote was given by a member for Failand and I do not know of many Failand residents who shop in, let alone know Whitecross Village.

Who do councillors represent, the voters who gave them power - and can take it away at the next election - or companies like Tesco who feel they can bulldoze their way into any locality?

GEOFF MALHAM

Clarence Grove Road, Weston

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