Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Monday 30 May 2011

NO! to a Superstore

I live near a lovely, smallmarket town called Ledbury. it has a population of about 10,000 people and lots of small, independant ( ie not chain store) shops. It has two smallish supermarkets, one is a Tesco, one is a Co-Op. Both of these supermarkets are within the town centre shopping area and are easily got to on foot if you live in (or park in) the town.
 Tesco now wants to build a hypermarket on land by the bypass around Ledbury to replace its current supermarket in Ledbury. It plans to sell everything the existing store does, plus clothes and everything else, and will certainly almost certainly jepodise a currently (just!) coping Ledbury high street.

Tesco exhibited its proposals to the public on the 24th and 25th May. A group called Ledbury Opposes Tesco Superstore is holding a public meeting at The Burgage hall on Fri 3rd June at 6 pm.
I will be going to this meeting as I don't like the idea of a bigger, out of town supermarket in Ledbury. I am going to object to it.

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