How did Totnes stop Costa Coffee?

26 Oct

Well, one reason is that local MP Sarah Wollaston and Totnes Mayor Pruw Boswell met the Costa Chairman and after that discussion Costa pulled out, even though they had signed a lease on the shop.  Yet another example of a Conservative MP putting the constituency first.  Totnes said in its petition that they wanted to “strengthen the local economy, reduce the cost of living and prepare for a future with less oil and a changing climate.

The town’s Action Manager added “The idea of communities standing up and saying ‘you’re not right for us has got a lot more traction than it had before”

How refreshing!  And how true.

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