'I'm all for Tesco AND Aldi plans'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 23 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 15 June 2010

Horror of horrors, Tesco wants to have a bigger store in Honiton and all the NIMBYs are up in arms:. It will take trade away from the town, etc, etc. Well just look around: two closed pub/wine bars, two more on short hours, 11 charity shops, estate agent

Horror of horrors, Tesco wants to have a bigger store in Honiton and all the NIMBYs are up in arms.... It will take trade away from the town, etc, etc. Well just look around: two closed pub/wine bars, two more on short hours, 11 charity shops, estate agents closing. Plus, a street market that has been criticised for being like a glorified car boot sale. And the new Tesco's has not even arrived! Now I read that Aldi are re-applying for a store in the town. Maybe they are not aware that Tesco is planning a superstore. I bet they are; they are clearly not afraid of a bit of competition.Wake up Honiton! Rather than complaining about the competition, learn from it. How about the first two hours of parking free and how about a set of trolleys at the car park so that when you shop in Honiton you do not have to carry all your goods?There are some lovely shops in Honiton that in no way compete with superstores, but you do need to get the shoppers into the town. People will come to Honiton when there is a bigger Tesco store and an Aldi will make sure that they discover the other delights of the town centre.Mike HollandGlen Farm CrescentHoniton

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