It is reported this week that Tesco is looking at opening a store in Llanrwst.
It appears that many people in the town are against it, especially the small businesses. They should be too. Since Tesco opened a store in Porthmadog many small businesses have struggled, even in towns such as Tremadog and Harlech.
Glyn Davies (of Welshpool), has a blog entitled “A view from rural Wales”, and yesterday wrote a post in favour of Tesco opening a store in Welshpool. To date all the comments on his blog have been against Tesco, but in his replies Mr Morgan Davies is still backing them.
In a reply to a comment made by me Mr Davies says, “Like many I share people’s preference for the small businesses of the town, but I take the view that ‘shopper’s voting with their wallets’ make it inevitable that a new supermarket will come to both Welshpool and Newtown. The planning system is not strong enough to prevent them. Politician’s that suspend reality in order to espouse a populist message are pointless.”
It is to be hoped that the planners involved with any proposed store in Llanrwst are not of the same point of view or all is lost.
“A view from rural Wales”; full post here: http://glyndaviesam.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-tesco-it-is.html