Thursday, 24 August 2017

Residents protest at site of proposed Tesco store

CAMPAIGNERS stepped up their fight against plans for a new Tesco store in Goring with a protest at the proposed site.

More than 60 people gathered outside the former Queen’s Arms pub in Reading Road, which the company wants to convert into an Express store, on Saturday afternoon.

The pub shut in November and was bought by Tesco shortly afterwards.

Campaign group Stop Tesco In Goring claims the site is not safe because it is on a blind junction and there are not enough pavements and those that exist are too narrow.

Protestor Sarah Fraser, of Clevemede, Goring, said: “I don’t think it’s appropriate to have a shop here. It’s going to take the life out of the village and it’s not needed.”

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