Tesco confirm intention to open a store in Lightwater

Our postmaster – Surinder Gandhum – is a tenacious fellow. He’s been pressing Tesco for some time on their intentions for a Tesco Express store in Lightwater. On Monday he received an email reply from Tesco, this is the material part of the note to Surinder, who kindly forwarded it to me

I can confirm that Tesco is committed to opening a store in Lightwater and are looking forward to serving customers in the area.  We are in the process of finalising our build timetable and although I can’t confirm an opening date at this stage we will keep the community updated going forward.  In the meantime we will endeavour to keep the site in a good condition and if you have any questions about this or any other issues please do not hesitate to contact me.

6 thoughts on “Tesco confirm intention to open a store in Lightwater

  1. The answer to my question is YES, they do have the padlock keys, as someone has been there recently and replaced the boarding to the left of the site. Now abandoned again with no sign of starting building, wonder what their latest plan is as the March start has long gone.

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  2. Colin, Think it may be worth a letter to the Chief Executive, which hopefully will bring a meaningful reply.

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  3. Tesco’s response is the typical corporate line … looking forward to serving customers really means making as much profit for its shareholders. The rest is just a bunch of words to give us a warm, cozy feeling. Believe me, they will do what they want, when they want regardless of local residents views!!

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