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Community Action for Seaton's Regeneration Area, 80% owned by Tesco - a floodplain on a World Heritage site bordered by nature reserves, tidal river, the sea and the unspoilt town. SU4S is a state of mind - no members, no structure, no politics. SU4S has objected to 2 planning applications by Tesco, including one for a massive superstore/dot com distribution centre which led to the recent closure on the site of 400 tourist beds with the loss of 150 jobs,a gym and pool - all used by locals.
Banksy's secret costs Labour dear
The latest edition of "Fieldwork" - the magazine for the Campaign to Protect Rural England has some interesting things to say about supermarkets. Bear in mind Seaton is considered rural. This is just a selection of things they say, for the full article, see end of this post.
Proposals for an 8,000-home eco-town at a greenfield site in Cambridgeshire have been abandoned after supermarket giant Tesco pulled out.
For those of you who do not get the Midweek Herald delivered to your door, Seaton Carnival President, Barbara Dearden-Potter, says this week that she has resigned her post as she disagrees with the Carnival Committee accepting £1,000 in sponsorship from Tesco "at this sensitive time for the town". See article here.
Just so that people understand that it isn't just Tesco which is featured on this site it should be pointed out that the Tescopoly site (here) details two places in South West England where Sainsbury have upset the local populace. Of the 22 places in the south-west reporting difficulties with supermarkets, 20 of them are Tesco but 2 of them are Sainsbury: Saltash, where it is said that they want to build on a sports field and Bishopston near Bristol where it is said they want to add to the 9 supermarkets already in the locality.
A few anagrams for you:
...well, as a commenter said, put in a word you like. By a strange coincidence here's one from Wednesday's Times (yes I'm only just catching up with the news).
Labels: PR for the masses
This is what council officials in Ireland had to say about the floods they had a few days ago, when an underpass in the city ended up under 20 ft of water.
"This means we have to introduce measures to adapt to this situation. New strategies are needed to ensure that flash flooding is minimised and that a co-ordinated emergency strategy is in place to cope with the consequences of flooding," he said.
"I urge the Executive to get to grips with the twin issues of improving our response to flooding and adapting our environmental and planning strategies to deal with increased rain in the future."
This applies to floodplains and monsoon drains too of course.
Another item on how supermarkets are attempting to turn themselves green here.
Excellent letter from the "Man from Musbury" in this week's View from Seaton. Keep them coming Mr Lee - we need more people like you questioning exactly what is going on and examining statements that people make and words that don't turn into actions. Keep them coming!
According to the BBC (this article was about camping but could have been about any cheaper holiday in the UK): "The price of the euro and increased security checks at airports has probably put more people off travelling abroad, Mr Harper-Smith said. "Petrol has gone through the roof and people want to go closer to home and get something more affordable," he said."People are used to going away more than once a year and now, of course, it's that much more expensive and everyone is watching the pennies.