Sydenham pub avoids becoming a Sainsbury's - for now

Sydenham pub avoids becoming a Sainsbury's - for now

Sydenham pub avoids becoming a Sainsbury's - for now

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A Sydenham pub which was in danger of being turned into a Sainsbury's has had a stay of execution.

Locals had rallied round The Windmill, successfully getting it listed as an Asset of Community Value, and seeking legal advice on how to keep it as a pub.

They are also trying to get the support of local MP Jim Dowd for their campaign.

And a Lewisham Council licensing committee has now postponed a decision on the boozer's future.

Ward councillor Coun Liam Curran, who helped organise the campaign, questioned why the supermarket chain needed a new shop when it could already build one at The Greyhound.

That pub is due to be rebuilt along with flats and a supermarket - but progress on the project has stalled.

And he said: "We're delighted we've won this stage of the battle. It's an important asset to the local community."

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5:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

zampa says...

It's bad enough having Tesco in Kirkdale, we do not need a Sainsburys as well. There has got to be a cut off point as too how many supermarkets should be in one area. It just puts the small local shops out of business. NO MORE!
It's bad enough having Tesco in Kirkdale, we do not need a Sainsburys as well. There has got to be a cut off point as too how many supermarkets should be in one area. It just puts the small local shops out of business. NO MORE! zampa
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11:14am Sat 22 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

"We're delighted we've won this stage of the battle. It's an important asset to the local community"

But not so important that the community used it.
"We're delighted we've won this stage of the battle. It's an important asset to the local community" But not so important that the community used it. Eagles_Man
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11:15am Sat 22 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

zampa wrote:
It's bad enough having Tesco in Kirkdale, we do not need a Sainsburys as well. There has got to be a cut off point as too how many supermarkets should be in one area. It just puts the small local shops out of business. NO MORE!
What's wrong with choice?

Anyway, it's not the supermarkets that put local shops out of business, it's the customers of the supermarkets - i.e. the local people voting with their wallets. It's not for the council to decide.
[quote][p][bold]zampa[/bold] wrote: It's bad enough having Tesco in Kirkdale, we do not need a Sainsburys as well. There has got to be a cut off point as too how many supermarkets should be in one area. It just puts the small local shops out of business. NO MORE![/p][/quote]What's wrong with choice? Anyway, it's not the supermarkets that put local shops out of business, it's the customers of the supermarkets - i.e. the local people voting with their wallets. It's not for the council to decide. Eagles_Man
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12:42pm Sat 22 Mar 14

zampa says...

"What's wrong with choice?"

"Anyway, it's not the supermarkets that put local shops out of business, it's the customers of the supermarkets - i.e. the local people voting with their wallets. It's not for the council to decide."

Nothing wrong with choice at all. Only agree 50% with you that it is the customer as well that puts local businesses out of business and it is also the supermarkets that put them out of business by going lower on prices when local shops cannot compete.
Anyway we do not need 2 Supermarkets around 100 feet away from one another just because they want the market too themselves and they will normally get their way as soon as they mention to councils that they will build flat.
"What's wrong with choice?" "Anyway, it's not the supermarkets that put local shops out of business, it's the customers of the supermarkets - i.e. the local people voting with their wallets. It's not for the council to decide." Nothing wrong with choice at all. Only agree 50% with you that it is the customer as well that puts local businesses out of business and it is also the supermarkets that put them out of business by going lower on prices when local shops cannot compete. Anyway we do not need 2 Supermarkets around 100 feet away from one another just because they want the market too themselves and they will normally get their way as soon as they mention to councils that they will build flat. zampa
  • Score: 2

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