Tesco Express blocks the high street... ~ Tesco-Complaint

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tesco Express blocks the high street...

The Tesco Express on England's Lane in NW3 Belsize Park should never have been granted planning permission. It sits on a small street with a number of old (and very good) local shops which are now seriously feeling the strain - thankfully the very good butchers next door is still open, but one wonders how long it will last.

However, this is not the reason for my complaint - my problem with this Tesco store is that they have nowhere to park their lorries except directly outside on a double yellow line within 20 yards of a zebra crossing and close to a T-junction. Every day, at least once a day, they purposely illegally park the lorry on the corner and seem oblivious to the resulting choas and danger to pedestrians and other road users. A £50 fine for the parking ticket that is always issued is I guess a small price to pay for Tesco. I fear that it is only a matter of time before this delivery routine causes a serious accident.

Why is it that Camden council didn't ask Tesco how they planned to make deliveries when they waved their planning application through without a second thought?

TESCO-COMPLAINT EDIT: You should somehow force tesco to use a smaller delivery vehicle just as this man did using the simple weapons of a chair and a cup of tea! You might want to log your comment here as well.


Al said...

You'd think that Tesco would use smaller vehicles as a matter of course anyway. Surely it's easier for everyone if they use smaller trailers to deliver to the Express and Metro stores?

tesco-complaint said...

But is it cheaper to send one big truck with one driver per day who gets one parking ticket for stopping in a bus lane or five vans per day with five different drivers who get five parking tickets. Do the math. Tesco did.

Steve said...

If you click on the picture it gets blown up and you can see Tesco staff smoking outside at the bus stop and taking up the seats of the bus stop... great photo.

do you think they set a good example? are they trying to advertise tesco's cigarette kiosk inside?

Catherine said...

LOL! Well spotted Steve!! I think it's the Marlboro man!! ^__^

Anonymous said...

hmm maybe they're waiting for a bus. Last time I checked it was legal to smoke at a bus stop any way.

Cilla & Chex said...

Yes of course they are waiting for a bus at a bus stop which has been blocked by their tesco company truck! And a piggy is flying by in the picture too if you look with a magnfying glass.


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