Court orders eviction of Tescos squatters

by imcvol
on Thursday 04 Mar 2010

type: Feature
topic: Corporations
region: Bristol
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Update - Court Case Ruling On the 2nd march the court case at Bristol County Court was due and unfortunately a repossession order was granted to Tescos plc to reclaim the property from the community. The judge has ordered the eviction to be carried out by court bailiffs, however there should be a 48 hour notice period, and this time will be used to defend the site. full story here



Previously... The People of Stokes Croft, Montpelier and beyond took to the streets on Saturday afternoon, thus demonstrating the depth of feeling at the the possibility of Tesco spreading its unwelcome influence into this area of the City. The Community are shocked by the lack of Community Consultation, and are conducting their own survey, the results of which are soon to be released.

There is widespread anger that Bristol City Council gave permission for change of use from entertainment to food retail at 142 Cheltenham Road, despite receiving no replies whatsoever to their 55 letters of consultation.

The march from Turbo Island to the now-squatted former Comedy Club, took place peacefully and without Police presence, causing minimal disruption to the normal traffic of Stokes Croft. Representatives of all parts of the Community were present.

Every Little Helps Benefit Night | Tesco Take-Over | e-petition to demand proper consultation re Tesco's on Stokes Croft (epetitions.bristol.gov.uk) |Group forms to oppose Tesco | Tescos Buy up Lease of Former Jesters on Cheltenham Rd | Tescos Move Fast... Hoardings Going Up |

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Link: http://stokescroft.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/no-tesco-in-stokes-croft-protest-the-community-finds-its-voice/