I’ve been googling like crazy on Tesco Express stores. Opinion is neatly divided into those appreciating the basic commodities available at low prices, to those who see it as heralding a loss of commercial diversity in small village shopping areas. If you’re interested in reading opposing views, here’s a wide selection:
- Dave Hill HERE, plus the Guardian: Put your money where your mouth is
- Shepshed residents welcome a Tesco Express
- Petition against Tesco Express in Worthing makes no difference
- Community in Bristol concerned about effect on local shops
- Selling alcohol to underage children in Middlesbrough
- Mary Portas gives Tesco Express a poor report
- Armed hold-up at Tesco Express
- Sometimes objectors win the argument
- Confused.com show that Tesco Express prices are not cheap
- Traders welcome Tesco Express store in South Shields
I’ve more conclusions about the imminent arrival of Tesco Express in Lightwater, from my earlier posts HERE and HERE. Firstly, a couple of years ago we eradicated the anti-social behaviour the village centre, resulting from the late-night opening of Alldays convenience store. The danger is that this will return with a Tesco Express open from 7.0am to 11.0pm Monday to Sunday throughout the year, including Bank Holidays.
Secondly, the parking provision in many Tesco Express stores is a great deal bigger than the eight planned for Lightwater. Lastly, the shop should be protected from being ram-raided, as has happened in Lightwater on all too many occasions.