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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Saturday 4 June 2011

Ledbury Opposes Tesco Superstore meeting

No to Tesco meeting  ran from 6 -8 pm, was absolutely packed out and was very interesting and vibrant.

Lots of food for thought from meeting, loads of positive ideas and goodwill AND donations!

We are peculiarly lucky in Ledbury, we have a Tesco and a Co Op supermarket already ( one each end of the long High Street) BUT we still have a thriving High St with 4 Butchers, Bakers, a Hardware, 2 Stationary, 2 Book and Record, a Sweet, several Alternative, several Gift, a couple of Deli, a couple of Greengrocers ( including one organic) several phamacies and all sort of other shops and lots of lovely little cafes and resturants.

IF we get an OOT Tesco (or other) Supermarket out on the Bypass, a lot of the small shops will wither and die, and the things which make Ledbury a wonderful place to live and a lovely place to visit as a tourist, will goCrying or Very sad

Not going to let that happen to my town without a fight. Evil or Very Mad

IF you like the sound of Ledbury as it is, please visit the Fb page Ledbury Opposes Tesco Superstore and give us some support!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you manage to keep your High Street.
    Tesco (ASDA, etc) have devastated so many High Streets.
    They promise employment, but the truth is they pay minmum wages / part-time hours. And for every job they create, another or more is lost on the High street. And Tescos profits disappear to Tesco directors / shareholders, at least local store owners tend to spend their money in their own locality.


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