I’m emailing to inform you that a new campaign aimed at tackling the harmful effects of supermarket chains on local communities is taking off across the UK. The Supermarket Levy is about giving councils the power to put a levy on large supermarkets in their areas and for that money to be spent to help boost local jobs, local trade, local services and local communities.
Across the country supermarkets are destroying the high street and the local communities that depend on small local business. Supermarkets take money out of the local area, they lead to shop closures and harm the environment – see here for the evidence: http://localworks.org/pages/
Local Works is a coalition of over one hundred and twenty national organisations. We campaign to reverse community decline and have campaigned successfully for the implementation of the Sustainable Communities Act. Now we want to use the Sustainable Communities Act to implement the Supermarket Levy and we’d like your help in doing that.
Please see broadsheet we have produced with more information on the campaign here: http://test.unlockdemocracy.
Feel free to distribute this information amongst your members or colleagues. If you would like physical copies of the broadsheet please do not hesitate to reply to this email with a postal address and we’d be more than happy to post them to you. The more of these we can distribute the greater the chance we will have of success!
Local Works – promoting the Sustainable Communities Act
Unlock Democracy, 37 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PP