December 28, 2011 Thorne and District Gazette
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to stop plans for a new supermarket in Mexborough are calling on the public to support them.
Market traders claim Kier Property’s plan for a multi-million pound store near the train station will have a disastrous knock-on effect on trade in the High Street.
Small business owners believe the supermarket will drain trade away from the markets area and leave Mexborough a ghost town.
They are now calling on shoppers to attend a public meeting in January and show their support for the ‘Save the High Street’ campaign.
Market trader Hattie Norman vowed to turn up the heat on Kier bosses next year in a bid to stop their supermarket proposals.
She said: “The campaign is rolling and we will be putting the pressure on in the New Year to try and stop these store plans.
“We need to take action now before its too late and the High Street is lost ”
The meeting will be held at the Majestic Suite on Friday, January 6, at 7.30pm.
Market traders have supported their campaign by putting posters up around the town with the slogan ‘Shop in town, or close it down. Your community needs you.’
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