Pirate FM News

Camelford Store Wars

news-logo.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:46am 11th September 2012

Traders in Camelford claim a new supermarket will put them out of business.

It is as a study shows trade on the high street could halve.

Researchers think surrounding towns like Tintagel and Delabole would also be hit.

But planners have still given permission for the site at Victoria Road.

Newsagent owner Jim Milner is worried:

"I do a lot of deliveries for the papers for the old people and whatever. I won't be here, so they won't get that. You see the cafe down the road delivering the bank with their sandwiches and things like that. We won't be here to do it. Supermarkets won't do nothing.

"I reckon I shall lose a lot of business. We won't get any passing trade and the locals, well they'll go and pick up their papers and whatever from the supermarket. They can park right outside ... and they don't pay anything"

Local councillors backed the plans.

Glenton Brown was one of them and thinks it will be a boost to the town:

"The conditions list several businesses, like haberdashery and the chemist, and the supermarket won't be able to sell those items. So, people can go down the town and get those things as well, which if they went to Launceston or Bodmin they wouldn't get out of Camelford.

"Down the road in Wadebridge, Tesco and Lidl haven't really harmed the town's trade and Wadebridge has done very well. For Camelford, it can be a lifeline too"

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Homebase closures: Is your local store to go?

National News: Homebase has revealed the locations of the 42 stores it is planning to close, placing 1,500 jobs at risk.

Trending in Cornwall

BREAKING: A38 shut after serious crash

An elderly woman has been rushed to hospital

WATCH: It is A-level results day for Cornwall

Check what to do if you did not get the grades

Teenager injured after jumping from rocks in Cornwall

It is understood he was coasteering at Rame

VIDEO: 10 facts you may not know about Madonna

We made the list as the Queen of Pop turns 60!

Big plan to cut cancelled operations in Cornwall

St Michael's Hospital in Hayle is in line for investment

Used needles reported in children's play park

Advice from police after they were left in Liskeard

Car and trailer stolen in Liskeard... in broad daylight

It was snatched seconds after a driver parked up

Armed police called to pub in quiet seaside village

There were reports a man had a gun in Porthtowan

Heartbreaking tributes after Cornish woods tragedy

Ryan O'Carroll was hit by a falling tree at Tehidy

A woman's desperate bid to save a young man in Cornish woods

The camper was killed by a falling tree at Tehidy

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall