Save The People's Supermarket
  • Petitioned Camden Council, London

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Camden Council, London

Save The People's Supermarket

    1. Petition by

      Tara Mulqueen

Due to financial difficulties, The People's Supermarket has struggled to keep up with the payment of business rates to Camden Council. The People's Supermarket is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society and operates for the benefit of its members and the community, not in pursuit of profit. For that reason, we ask that Camden Council continue to support us by allowing for the renegotiation of rate payments. In the absence of such support, The People's Supermarket will become insolvent by March 1st.

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    News

    1. The People Save The People's Supermarket!

      Tara Mulqueen
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! Fantastic news - with over 6,000 pounds in donations from our supporters and the generous assistance of Fredericks Foundation (http://www.fredericksfoundation.org/), we have gathered the necessary funds to pay the entirety of our debt to Camden Council.

      Thank you all for your support! We couldn't have done it without you!

      Be sure to stop in and see us sometime.

      With a sigh of relief,
      TPS Team

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • David Adamson PONTYCLUN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      As an example of 'bottom up' regeneration this initiative has excelled in community engagement and points the way to high street regeneration independent of large scale developers. It would be a significant loss for the UK if this experiment was allowed to fail. It will also be a huge loss for the people of Camden.

      Professor Dave Adamson, OBE

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    • Joanna Kay WATFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      The Peoples' Supermarket is a wonderful shop and it'd be a darn shame to lose something so ethical and beneficial and wanted by it's local community and those outside it.

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    • Hannah Smith LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      There need to be more supermarkets like this one not fewer. Camden Council should be proud to have this trailblazer in the borough.

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    • Stuart McKenzie LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      To lose this supermarket would be hugely detrimental; the principal that underpins this shop has been a massive step forward and is a (re)discovery of a fundamentally sound model of retailing recently missing from the high street.

      Its closure would leave another empty unit on the high street and leave its volunteers out of work. Who benefits from this?

      Surely as a civilised and educated society, this is exactly the type of enterprise that we should be encouraging!!

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    • Petrushka Owen HAWTHORN, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe very strongly in the prnciples and concept of this organisation. Indeed, the last time I was in London I purchased by dinner from the People's Kitchen. It was delicious! We desperately need a buffer against the big chains who care nothing for their customers

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