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“Pay the Fine ” Mug Sale Successful: Funds Raised.

May 7, 2012

All of the limited edition mugs were sold within 3 days… So all the funds necessary to pay the costs owed to Bristol City Council have been raised. Payment will be made soon.

Below: The purchaser of the last mug receives a complimentary Banksy poster. Joy all round!

 

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April 3, 2012

2500+ people signed petitions. 100s protested,campaigned, marched, painted & danced.
Riots took place.

The No Tesco in Stokes Croft Campaign took Bristol City Council to court.

Despite exposing the flawed planning process, the Council won.

Nearly £2500 costs were awarded against the No Tesco Campaign.

This is how the news was received in the Council Chamber:

“On prompting from Cllr Kent – the officer in charge stated that,
because the protestersdidn’t have any insurance,
they were therefore liable for ALL the costs….

The only one who didn’t seem to find this amusing was Cllr Stevenson –
most of the others found it hilarious… “

HELP US TO PAY THE FINE TOGETHER.

TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER

TO SETTLE THIS ACCOUNT, WE ANNOUNCE

AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 250 “I PAID THE FINE”

BONE CHINA MUGS TO BE SOLD AT £12 EACH .

WHEN WE SELL ALL 250 MUGS, THE COMMUNITY OF STOKES CROFT

WILL HAVE PAID THE COUNCIL’S FINE, BY SELLING LOCALLY PRODUCED WARE.

*PLUS* WITH EVERY MUG BOUGHT YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN

1 OF THE LAST 12 ORIGINAL BANKSY PETROL BOMB POSTERS

(Currently on eBay at £125)

DOORS 7:30 PM FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED . . .

SHOW SOLIDARITY, GET A PIECE OF STOKES CROFT HISTORY.

MAYBE WIN A BANKSY!

AND HAVE A PARTY! MUSIC! FORNICATION! DRUGS! RIOTS! MAYHEM!*
The Occasional Cinema screening “TESCO FILMS”
Goodbye Tesco closing ceremony with Councillor Gus Hoyt

Friday 13th April 7.30pm ONWARDS
AT PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF STOKES CROFT, 35 JAMAICA STREET

http://www.prsc.org.uk http://www.notescoinstokescroft.org.uk * Maybe

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THE NO TESCO CAMPAIGN IN PICTURES

Shortly after it was announced that Tesco had bought the lease on the former Jesters Comedy Club and gained planning permission incognito, community activists squatted the building. Our Police found themselves in the invidious position of facilitating the actions of Tesco Bailiffs, against the will of local people.

Surveys were done. 2500 protests were delivered to our Council,
importuning them to recognise that a Tesco branch in Stokes Croft was wholly inappropriate.

Marching and protest took place. Campaigners worked within the clearly flawed planning system to stop the supermarket’s encroachment into Stokes Croft.

Artists painted. The Council failed to listen to the People.

Riots took place.

In the usual messy way that riots manifest themselves, damage was caused.

Despite a year of continual and sustained protest, our elected representatives failed the many people who sought to safeguard the uniquely independent area that is Stokes Croft.

The No Tesco Campaign took Bristol City Council to Judicial Review after their failure to back the Community.
We lost the case, and nearly £2500 costs were awarded against the No Tesco campaign.

This is how the news was received in the Council Chamber:

“On prompting from Cllr Kent – the officer in charge stated that,
because the protestersdidn’t have any insurance,
they were therefore liable for ALL the costs….

The only one who didn’t seem to find this amusing was Cllr Stevenson –
most of the others found it hilarious… “

HELP US TO PAY THIS SHAMEFUL FINE
BUY A BEAUTIFUL MUG ON FRIDAY 13th APRIL at PRSC

Boycott Tesco Campaign at Glastonbury Festival!

June 28, 2011

The Think Local Boycott Tesco Campaign had a presence at Glastonbury. One of the four pyramids in the Dance Villages was painted by Bristol’s Finest, carrying the message to the gathered hordes.

Tesco attacked during Riots of Thursday 21st April

May 2, 2011

Tesco opened their  new store with a strong security presence in Stokes Croft despite massive local opposition in mid April. On Thursday 21st April, Police suspected that people in the Telepathic Heights squat opposite were preparing firebombs with a view to attacking the shop. Whether this is actually the case remains to be seen. However the decision to break into the squat to apprehend the alleged fire bombers precipitated a chain of events that led to full scale riots in Stokes Croft, with a presence of more than 160 riot police on the streets of Stokes Croft and Montpelier.

The violence led to the smashing up of the front of the store. A sense of injustice has been brewing over many months over the way that Tesco had managed to open their store despite strong local opposition. (For a fuller account, go to the Campaign/mission page). It seems clear that Tesco, while perhaps obeying the letter of the law, had failed to heed their own maxim that “Community is at the heart of everything we do.”

Tesco Express prior to the riots.

Boarded shopfront Post Rioters’ attack.

Local feeling still running high.

Belated Thanks for very generous anonymous donation.

December 31, 2010

Many thanks to all those who have contributed to the No Tesco campaign. Income has not matched expenses thus far… (The Think Local, No Tesco Mural cost £700 alone.. Money well spent.) If you wish to chip in some cash, please go to the Donate page or Donate link or… Click on the button below.

We currently use Paypal, but will be looking at other ways of allowing you to donate.

Boycott Tesco Website Launches…

December 20, 2010

After the shameful lack of courage shown by our planners and City Councillors, it appears that Tesco have gained official permission to open a branch in Cheltenham Road, on the Stokes Croft/ Montpelier border. They still do not have permission for a liquor licence, and there is a possibility of a challenge by Judicial Review.

However, if Tesco does open in Stokes Croft, the battle is not over. Stokes Croft is our Cultural Quarter: an area defined by its local culture, and by the confluence of people with radical ideas. If Tesco decide to open, with an overwhelming  local opposition, then we must ensure that Tesco, and the devious methods employed by Tesco, do not prosper.  In order to do this it seems appropriate to launch a measured response. The issues that confront Stokes Croft apply globally. Therefore, the No Tesco campaign must become the “Boycott Tesco” campaign, publicising the unsustainable  methods and business practices, encouraging locals everywhere to back their local food suppliers. At the same time we must work to offer alternative models for food sourcing, for ourselves, and for everybody.