Jane urges shoppers to boycott Tesco

PUBLISHED: 15:22 31 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:23 24 May 2010

A COMMUNITY-SPIRITED woman who helped spearhead a massive campaign in a bid to thwart Tesco's plan to open an outlet in Wraxall is urging shoppers to boycott the supermarket. Jane Hadler, secretary of The Elms Residents' Group, was among the 150 campaigne

A COMMUNITY-SPIRITED woman who helped spearhead a massive campaign in a bid to thwart Tesco's plan to open an outlet in Wraxall is urging shoppers to boycott the supermarket.Jane Hadler, secretary of The Elms Residents' Group, was among the 150 campaigners to attend a two-day public inquiry at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in February.They were hoping to scupper Tesco's plans to open a convenience store on the site of a proposed £5million care centre in Lodge Lane, Wraxall, less than half a mile away from its supermarket in Nailsea.Earlier this month, the planning inspector who heard the case found in favour of the international food retailer. Mrs Hadler is so incensed that Tesco is determined to press ahead with its plans despite residents' concerns, she is calling on shoppers to boycott Tesco stores. She said: "Hundreds of people are up in arms about Tesco's plans to open another store in Wraxall."The company has created such bad feeling as a result of its determination to proceed with its plans regardless of residents' concerns, I've already stopped shopping at its Nailsea store, and I'm urging other people to do the same."If enough people boycott the current store, and the new one when it opens, we'll have the final say."A Tesco spokesman said: "It is unfortunate that even one customer has chosen to stop shopping with us as we believe that the proposed One Stop store will bring benefits to Wraxall."It will serve an entirely different purpose from the Tesco superstore in Nailsea as it will be a small convenience store tailoring its range to top-up and basket shopping.

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