Campaigners won a victory in Cambridge last week when councillors refused planning permission for an extension to Tesco’s proposed site. Some 350 people turned up to the meeting to urge councillors to vote against the proposals.
We argued that the store would cause congestion and compromise the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Tesco may now appeal.
There are currently 120 anti-Tesco campaigns across Britain. Cambridge is the most recent in a number of grassroots victories against the supermarket giant.
We combined mass action with arguments about local planning and sustainability, safety and the environment to beat Britain’s biggest retailer.
Tom stood as a Respect candidate in past council elections in Cambridge. He is standing again this May