The Stop Sainsbury's campaign was launched by a group of local residents opposed to the prospect of a Sainsbury's superstore at Ashton Gate in south Bristol. At 9,290 square metres, the largest superstore in the south west, we believe it will have a negative impact on our community and pose a threat to local independent retail.
The website (http://www.stopsainsburys.co.uk/) provides details of the application, grounds for objection and how to contact the Council.
If you are affected by this proposal and wish to support the campaign we suggest 7 ways in which you can do so:
1 Send your objection to the Council (see http://www.stopsainsburys.co.uk/take-action-now/ for advice on how to do so). If you could copy your objection to the website it would be useful.
2 Write to the local councillors and MP (see http://www.stopsainsburys.co.uk/what-else-can-i-do/ for contact details).
3 Advertise the campaign on your blog, your Facebook profile or Twitter.
4 Email all your friends with a link to the website and encourage them to support the campaign.
5 Ask sympathetic websites to post a link to the Stop Sainsbury's website.
6 Print one of the posters on the website and display it in your window, or use your leaflet (delivered with this month's Pigeon or available from many North Street shops).
7 When you've finished with your leaflet pass it on to someone who may not have seen it.
If you can only do one thing, do No 1!
We have successfully opposed two earlier applications from Tesco and Sainsbury's and are determined to do the same with this one.
The time has come for local people to halt the relentless march of supermarkets across our land and support a more sustainable way of shopping.