Save Our Shops

We feel this supermarket which is not needed, nor wanted by many people will have a direct and negative impact on the precious shops we enjoy in Wedmore.

Following a spirited campaign in the village about 400 objections were made from Wedmore which is almost certainly a record. To my mind these are not objections but endorsements of our amazing local shops, quiet(ish) roads and way of life!

Well done to everyone who made their views known, well done to Su Rippon for writing the letters and posters, Sheila, Anthony and Susanne for distributing at that great Paper Shop Saturday morning event and for our top Wedmore shopkeepers pushing the letters hard.

The fight is far from won and we’ll let the Cheddar group advise us on the next steps. I have heard that Sainsbury are now waiting for Tesco to put in their application, which may be any day now, before progressing their own. We’ll see and will keep you posted.

Oct 2015 Update: Sainsbury’s will not now be building the supermarket on the Cheddar site! Success.