Keep Williton Special steps up campaign

Keep Williton Special steps up campaign

Keep Williton Special steps up campaign

First published in News

RESIDENTS fighting plans for a new supermarket in Williton have started an intensive leaflet drop as the next stage of their campaign.

Keep Williton Special will be sending leaflets to every house in the village setting out their case against David Gliddon’s plans.

Wendy Spencer, spokesperson for the group said: “Our reading of the public mood is that not only do people not want the supermarket, they are becoming increasingly irritated by Mr Gliddon repeatedly trying to get planning permission when the local authority has already made its views clear.”

They add that the development would be a disaster for the rest of the village, removing on-street parking in the centre and adding to the traffic problems.

“Mr Gliddon goes around claiming the scheme would be for the benefit of Williton. “He would be the only person to benefit; the rest of us could see our existing shops close,” Ms Spencer added.

Mr Gliddon said that the supermarket would bring job opportunities for people in Williton and also more shops.

He said: “I’ve already spoken to a greengrocer who said he would open a shop here if we had a supermarket and a few other retailers have said the same thing.”

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8:31pm Mon 26 May 14

Freetalk says...

We recived the leaflet and what a lot of rubbish it was.
It read as a tissue of lies, how do they think people will believe them!

Great shame to lose the 4 spaces outside the COOP what they need is a car park nearby?
We recived the leaflet and what a lot of rubbish it was. It read as a tissue of lies, how do they think people will believe them! Great shame to lose the 4 spaces outside the COOP what they need is a car park nearby? Freetalk
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11:07am Fri 30 May 14

Ladyjglencairn says...

The anti supermarket campaign are very vocal against Mr Gliddon,but the main objectors are people who have retired to the area or who have moved from the london suburbs where they made a killing on there property and can move down here and try and inflict their views on the locals. I understood you could not call yourself local until you have lived inthe area for 60 years ,so perhaps they could stop pressuring the real locals ,the ones I know are in favour of it,I am a pensioner and my family have been here for four hundred years ,while it would bring change I think it would make more opportunities,you also might be able to get a bottle of vinegar ,the co- op was out of stock this week,I can't imagine this happening in a well run shop.
The anti supermarket campaign are very vocal against Mr Gliddon,but the main objectors are people who have retired to the area or who have moved from the london suburbs where they made a killing on there property and can move down here and try and inflict their views on the locals. I understood you could not call yourself local until you have lived inthe area for 60 years ,so perhaps they could stop pressuring the real locals ,the ones I know are in favour of it,I am a pensioner and my family have been here for four hundred years ,while it would bring change I think it would make more opportunities,you also might be able to get a bottle of vinegar ,the co- op was out of stock this week,I can't imagine this happening in a well run shop. Ladyjglencairn
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