Many residents of Manningtree, Lawford, Mistley and surrounding villages are against having a new superstore here because it would destroy the remaining small shops. We have formed SCF to fight Tesco’s application. We have an informal committee and an extended membership.
Stour Community First has about 300 members. It is not just about opposing the Tesco proposals - although they have galvanised us into action. It is about uniting local people, groups and businesses to improve our community for the benefit of us ALL. Putting Stour Community First. For example, we organised a Spring clean of the seawall near the Coop this spring. We strongly urge everyone to shop locally.
Last year we had a morning picking litter on the sea-wall near the Co-op. It has stayed relatively free of litter since then. On the 31st. January this year we will be having another go around the town. Let us know if there are any areas you feel need special attention. The road down from the stations is clearly one candidate.
Spring Clean in the CO-OP car park in 2007