Television exposure for campaign against Ashtead supermarket

Surrey Comet

2:30pm Saturday 23rd January 2010
By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton


Opponents of a new Tesco store in Ashtead appeared on BBC London news after being interviewed by television crews on Wednesday.

Residents said they collected 5,000 signatures on a petition last weekend for their campaign, Save Ashtead’s Village Environment (Save).

They claimed a new Tesco store would be out of keeping with the area, and create extra traffic. What would be acceptable, they said, is a smaller store with only one entrance.

Recently they accused Tesco of misleading residents about the size of the store but the company said it was a genuine error…

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