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To Costa: Support the local West Norwood economy and pay the London Living Wage

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Costa Coffee is planning to open a new café in West Norwood, opening this month.

We ask Christopher Rogers, Managing Director of Costa, to commit to - 

  1. Employ local residents
  2. Pay them the London Living Wage
  3. Ensure a local supply chain wherever possible to support local independent businesses

Whether you want to support our local independent cafes or you are looking forward to a new Costa coffee shop coming to town, we can all agree that West Norwood is a place to be proud of. Our town centre is vibrant and inclusive thanks to its active local community and supportive businesses, and we want to keep it that way.

We worry that pressure on wages and the high cost of living mean that some in our community will not be paid enough to continue living, working and supporting their families here. We value the variety that small local businesses bring, and we are concerned about the pressure that national chains like Costa might put them under. We also worry that centralised supply chains for national brands will take local pounds spent out of the local economy. 

These three requests will create local jobs which pay at least £9.40 an hour, ensure that employees can afford to remain living locally, reinvest local pounds spent in West Norwood and support local businesses.

Costa’s parent company, Whitbread, says that – “a company needs to do more than just make profits and we are committed to being a force for good in all of the communities in which we operate”.

We want to see these values put into practice in West Norwood.

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