Campaigning to curb supermarket power



Allenton, Derby

Allenton in Derby still has a vibrant local shop based High Street. In 2005 local residents and traders mounted a campaign to stop Tesco taking over the site of the outdoor market and a nearby closed pub, the Mitre, to build a new supermarket. Over 1,000 people signed a petition against proposals to demolish the pub and the adjoining market and houses in Whitehurst Street to make way for the... Read More

Belper, Derbyshire

Belper Against a Tesco Superstore (BATS) campaign group was launched at a packed public meeting in May 2007. Tesco bought land in the Derwent Street area of Belper.

In September 2008 BATS published the results of a survey it undertook to determine what residents would like to see the site used for. About 60% of residents wanted the site used for leisure facilities. ... Read More

Bolsover, Derbyshire

Local residents and traders are concerned by Morrisons plans to build a store on the site of Bolsover District Council's offices as it would mean the loss of a beautiful local park with many mature trees, a splendid late Victorian mansion and the complete demolition of Council office buildings that are less than 20 years old.

They came together to form Sherwood Green SOS... Read More