Waitrose or Sainsburys?
By pobox112 | Thursday, January 06, 2011, 17:00
Both of these Supermarkets are interested in coming to Tavistock. I will support either if the Urban Sprawl goes ahead. I will also think of supporting them if Conservative Parking Meter Tax Machines are installed.
I take the view if we are changing into just another Town. Lets go the whole hog. Morrison's is over shopped now and Lidl is Lidl. More people will avoid shopping in the Town when the new Traffic Order is implemented and the other Traffic Order is amended (bringing Parking Meter Tax). All by Dave's Puppet Show (Devon County Council if you are just visiting). It sits alongside the other public descriptions of a 'Dictatorship' and 'Communist'.
We also have a BID (Business Improvement District) in progress, just like Cities and large Towns. I sympathise with sole traders who will need to increase costs initially to cover increased Business Rates. The Customers end up paying come what may.
Footnote: For those not aware - Waitrose have declared that they are keen to open a Supermarket in Tavistock. They are looking for a site and it was rumoured that the Cattle Market would be bought for this purpose. Tavistock Town Control have quashed this rumour by stating that the Cattle Market was not being sold. Sainsburys have put in at least two planning applications that have been turned down.