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Shop local to protect businesses
7:00am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
SHOPPERS are being encouraged to make purchases at independent traders in Warley in light of a Tesco store coming.
Campaigners from Stop Warley Tesco have set up Shop Warley Day which will take place on Saturday as a way of promoting businesses around Warley Hill, Kings Road and Crescent Road.
It follows news that supermarket giant Tesco is to open an Express store in the old Alexandria Pub building, on Warley Hill, in the near future.
The event is being led by Brentwood councillors Karen Chilvers, Lib Dem for Brentwood West, and William Lloyd, Independent for Warley.
Ms Chilvers said: “I know many residents do support local shops, but this is a special day to show support for Warley retailers in our community.
“I’d be willing to bet you can discover something new in your local area, possibly where bigger shops have failed you.”
The event is also being supported by Essex County Council member for Brentwood South David Kendall, who said he will join Ms Chilvers and Mr Lloyd for a shopping trip round the area.
Mr Kendall, who is also leader of the Lib Dem group at Brentwood Council, said: “Shop Warley Day aims to get people using their local shops and exploring what they can find when they shop at community retailers rather than big supermarket chains.
“It really is a case of ‘use them or lose them’ and we’re hoping the community will come together on Saturday and support each other.”
The Express store in Warley would be the fourth Tesco to open in Brentwood and will create 20 jobs.