Kent

Villagers in Herne protest over Tesco Express store

  • 4 March 2012
  • From the section Kent

Campaigners have marched through a Kent village in protest at plans to build a Tesco Express store in a former pub.

They oppose the supermarket giant opening a convenience store at the former Upper Red Lion pub in Herne.

Frank Holden, who chairs the Herne Against Tesco group, said it wanted to keep the village free from "corporate business".

In a letter to residents, Tesco said it would create about 20 jobs and it had a policy of being "a good neighbour".

The company was unavailable for comment on Sunday.

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