Hundreds expected at protest
Hundreds of campaigners are expected to take part in a
protest tonight against plans to open a supermarket in a rural
People from Lenham are staging the demonstration in the
village square, off the High Street, at 7pm.
Traders, clubs and homeowners formed a campaign group to
help fight plans to transform the former ironmongers, in Faversham
Road, into a branch of the Southern Co-Operative.
They have secured the support of TV personalities Carol
McGiffin and Ian Hislop, and Hugh Robertson, MP for Faversham and
Mr Robertson’s constituency office was above the ironmongers
before it was destroyed in an arson attack in 2010.
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