Pro-Tesco sign appears on Maldon pub The Cups

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pro-Tesco sign appears on Maldon pub The Cups Pro-Tesco sign appears on Maldon pub The Cups

A sign antagonising anti-Tesco campaigners has appeared on a Maldon pub.

After months of campaigning, residents lost their fight to stop a store opening at The Cups pub in Wantz Road, after a planning inspectorate overturned Maldon District Council’s decision in January.

Permission for a new 260 convenience store was allowed, despite the council saying that it would have a detrimental effect on traffic congestion, highway safety and on street parking.

This week, a sign emblazoned with the words “Well done Tesco” was attached to the side of the pub.

The pub, which closed at the weekend, also has the words wiped into the blackened out windows.

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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12:37pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

I must admit I agree with the sign.
I must admit I agree with the sign. Jack222
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3:10pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Opsiomath says...

In the immortal words of Mr. Derek Trotter 'Quelle Surprise'
In the immortal words of Mr. Derek Trotter 'Quelle Surprise' Opsiomath
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12:24am Tue 25 Feb 14

There Abouts says...

Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco?
Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco? There Abouts
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9:40am Tue 25 Feb 14

The Stinker Returns says...

There Abouts wrote:
Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco?
Quite. The article is very misleading if it thinks this is a pro-Tesco message
[quote][p][bold]There Abouts[/bold] wrote: Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco?[/p][/quote]Quite. The article is very misleading if it thinks this is a pro-Tesco message The Stinker Returns
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3:04pm Wed 26 Feb 14

mistergookey says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
There Abouts wrote:
Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco?
Quite. The article is very misleading if it thinks this is a pro-Tesco message
It is pro-Tesco.

The owner of The Cups has been trying to sell his pub to Tesco for a long time and he's been getting annoyed by all the campaigning against it. During the original campaigning against Tesco, he painted the fence at the front of the pub with Tesco colours and hung Tesco bags on it with a sign saying to the effect of "You can steal my bags but you won't stop Tesco coming.".

If that's not pro-Tesco I don't know what is.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]There Abouts[/bold] wrote: Isn't the sign meant to be derisive i.e. expressing contempt for Tesco?[/p][/quote]Quite. The article is very misleading if it thinks this is a pro-Tesco message[/p][/quote]It is pro-Tesco. The owner of The Cups has been trying to sell his pub to Tesco for a long time and he's been getting annoyed by all the campaigning against it. During the original campaigning against Tesco, he painted the fence at the front of the pub with Tesco colours and hung Tesco bags on it with a sign saying to the effect of "You can steal my bags but you won't stop Tesco coming.". If that's not pro-Tesco I don't know what is. mistergookey
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