Campaigning to curb supermarket power

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Ashton Gate, Bristol

In May 2009 Tesco confirmed that it was interested in building a new store on the site of Bristol football club's existing ground. BERATE (Bedminster Residents Against Tesco's Expansion into Ashton Gate) was set up by local residents to oppose the plans. Following a strong campaign against the Tesco proposal, Bristol City FC signed a deal to sell off its ground at Ashton Gate... Read More

Clifton, Bristol

A campaign group was formed in a bid to prevent supermarkets dominating Whiteladies Road in Clifton. The founding members of the Keep Whiteladies Local group say they want to ensure independent traders are not put out of business by the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury's.

The group's slogan is 'Support you local traders before they... Read More

Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol


In 2006-07 residents and traders ran a campaign against a proposal to build a 3,267 sq m Sainsbury's supermarket in Bishopston, Bristol. The application was submitted in January 2007. The campaign group, BOGOFS, Bishopston Opposing Glut Of Supermarkets,  met with Bristol City Council's Planning Department,  distributed over 6,000 window posters and... Read More