Petition: Say NO to another supermarket in Taunton

 In Taunton

Some people may question why I have launched this petition. Let me briefly explain….

Firstly, politics doesn’t play centre stage on this issue, far from it. I don’t take issue with the Firepool development as a whole, just with the supermarket element. Our County Town (my hometown) needs to rediscover it’s identity following the move of the cattle market 10 years ago up the road to Junction 24, which is now thriving may I add.

What we need is VISION for this site that could really be a cultural hub for our County Town.

Taunton doesn’t need another supermarket, it already has 2x Sainsbury’s Superstores, 1x Asda Superstore, 2x Lidl’s, 1x Morrison’s Superstore, 1x Tesco Superstore plus countless Express stores, multiple Co-op stores and an Aldi.

All I’m asking is for the planners/developers to re-explore the possibility of an all purpose venue that could host concerts, theatre shows, exhibitions, comedy shows, community projects and so on. This is what the town is crying out for and how local residents feel, hence nearly 1200 signatures already! We desperately need somewhere to entice visitors to our town other than for cricket or the Flower Show.

Taunton needs a venue that can continually attract visitors, an identity, and this could be the perfect place to begin!

Sign and share the petition here

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