Comments Comments…

We’ve not taken the time to study in detail many of the comments submitted to this site until today.

And there are A LOT!

So, if you’ve a few moments, please take a little while to review the following, we’ll be emailing our friends at the council, and Tesco, and of course our MP and Minister for Communities and Local Government so they can be sure what the local community think of the shopping monster arriving on Warley Hill:

“If this goes ahead it will also signal the end of the Post Office and general store futher up the Hill.”

“Traffic on Warley Hill is bad enough as it is but this proposal would just increase the problems.  Bad for everyone in the local area.”

“Well done for trying to stop this bully destroying our local trade.”

“This will move the foot fall of shoppers (and their cars) up to the top end of the hill, taking trade away from the main shops next to the station, as people will not be bothered to walk the short distance down. That will kill trade on the hill and the net result will be a loss of total job numbers not a gain as claimed by Tescos.”

“A Tesco on Warley Hill is not needed or wanted.”

“Please add my name to the petition to oppose the opening of a new Tesco Express on Warley Hill.
Not only do supermarket chains put smaller, local shops out of business but they regularly put the food producers themselves out of business.  Their business model is commercial vandalism and best, bordering on terrorism at its worst.”

“Many small shopholders stand to be pushed out of business by this one big company.”

“The service to the local community provided by these small shops has been personal and impressive. They work all hours, and provide excellent value goods – certain items priced much more competitively than the major supermarkets.”

“The local area is already extremely well served by the small shops around Brentwood station, on Warley Hill and at Keys Hall.”

“Tesco has more than enough stores without wrecking these small businesses. I am totally opposed to this development.”

“We keenly support local businesses preferring the competition and variety which comes with them. In our time at Warley 3 corner shops have closed in Woodman Road and a pub is under threat, 1 local shop closed in Queen Street and 1 at the south end of Warley Hill. Tesco will unfairly threaten local traders here and lead to more shop losses leaving only more of the same old, same old Tesco offer. Shame on Tesco for putting their business interest before local sensitivities. ”

“This store will destroy local businesses”

” I feel strongly against Tesco opening in Warley Hill.
Tesco are a massive threat to rthe small shops in the are. They are unfair competition as they can afford to make a loss to start with so the local shops go bankrupt then they can put theit prices up. The only winners are Tesco. Shops like Londis are the losers.”

“But it is the destruction that will follow of the smaller little convenience shops that have managed to co-exist for so long.Local communities are important for both the local peopleand for the existing shops and this should be taken into account.the proposed tesco is too close to the petrol stn and warley hill parade shops and will squeeze out family shops”

“The traffic problems will be a nightmare
We already have enough little local supermarkets, we dont need another Tesco to take away their business”
I think this will have a negative impact on the local area and the whole of Brentwood.  TOWIE has done enough damage to this town.  Please leave it alone, we are losing all the character and culture of Brentwood.”

“The demise of the high street is already a huge concern. Warley Hill has many small businesses that rely heavily on local purchases. With the construction of yet another Tesco Express so close to these business premises will only aggrevate the demise further. Please stop Warley Tesco”

Each of the above is from a different person (we have the records to prove it, but for obvious reasons, won’t be publishing names) – indicating the strength of feeling locally against the arrival of the shopping Behemoth.

Please, if you’ve not already done so, write to your local councillor – whether it’s Will Russell, William Lloyd, Janet Pound, David Tee, Karen Chilvers, Nigel Clarke or one of the others locally. Email Eric Pickles on picklese@parliament.uk, or write directly to Tesco – Carole Leslie is our contact there: carole.leslie@uk.tesco.com.

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