Said Chair Sally Jones: “This is a yet another public space which will be gone forever, and yet another town-centre taken over or ruined by Tesco.
Sedgemoor Council has failed to carry out real public consultation over the sale of Northgate to Tesco – even thoughthis is required by The Council’s Constitution. Said Sally Jones: “ This is because they know they would not get the answer they want. The Bridgwater Challenge consultation showed clearlythat Bridgwater people want the Northgate site retained as a leisure facility. It also showed that Bridgwater people don’t want any more supermarkets. Why, therefore, is Sedgemoor Council doing exactly the opposite?”
Bridgwater Forward says Sedgemoor District Council is led by councillors who lack vision and judgement and are slowly destroying the town – most of them don’t live, work or shop in Bridgwater.
It is well known that Sedgemoor Splash encouraged more people to come to Bridgwater than any of its existing supermarkets ever have. So let’s put a new swimming pool back on the Northgate site, along with other leisure facilities, to integrate and develop our community.
Let’s see the Town Council unite with Sedgemoor District Council to improve, restore and retain existing outletsand develop civic and leisure amenities to make us proud of our town again.
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