Questionnaire results: Seaton

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:55 15 June 2010

Stand Up 4 Seaton monitored both Tesco's and Sainsbury's exhibitions held in the town outlining each of their proposals for Seaton. We devised a questionnaire covering some of the most pressing concerns of residents. These were gathered both from their l

Stand Up 4 Seaton monitored both Tesco's and Sainsbury's exhibitions held in the town outlining each of their proposals for Seaton.We devised a questionnaire covering some of the most pressing concerns of residents. These were gathered both from their letters to the press and their speaking to us. In the interests of fairness we hadto ask both companies the same questions, though there were obvious differences to the land each were planning to use. We were available on both occasions for the public to discuss their views and to explain more fully our questionnaires.The results were as follows:Tesco had 1,100 visitors. We handed out 450 forms, of which 55 were returned. This represents a response of 12 per cent. Of these, one was in favour, four were undecided and 50 were opposed.Sainsbury's had 1,800 visitors. We handed out 1,100 forms of which 177 were returned. This represents a response of 16 per cent.Of these 152 were in favour, 18 were neither for nor against and seven were opposed.Sainsbury's received 950 responses to their own questionnaire and 95 per cent of these were in favour.As yet we have been unable to acquire and verify the response claimed by Tesco.We hope to be able to publish further details from our questionnaire shortly.Lizzie BewsherBy email


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