Mass protest planned in village
Campaigners will be given the opportunity to meet the
bosses behind a proposal to open a national supermarket chain in
their beloved village.
A public meetng is being held in Lenham on Saturday, November
24, with representatives from the Southern Co-Operative Group.
The company wants to build a food store at the former
ironmongers in Faversham Road.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the open
discussion in the community centre, in Groom Way, at 10am.
Many of those likely to attend the event, organised by the
parish council, will also be at a public demonstration in the
village square, at around 7pm on Monday November 19.
The protest is being arranged by the key leaders of a fight
against the plans.
The campaign group is made up of traders, clubs, pub
landlords and residents, who have secured the support of TV
personalities Carol McGiffin and Ian Hislop, and Hugh Robertson,
the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent.
Mr Robertson’s consistency office was above the ironmongers before
it was completely destroyed in an arson attack in 2010.
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