Maybe it’s just me biased by Bexley council’s refusal to even accept a petition on their excessive salaries let alone act on it; but I do feel their own petition to influence Waitrose’s commercial decision not to open a store in Sidcup is ethically dubious. Maybe if they made better arrangements for the parking of delivery vehicles and potential customers it would have greater effect. However the petition bandwagon rolls on with a stall set out to promote it at the Danson Festival on the weekend of 7th/8th July and the drumming up of support among council staff. Here is another of the great Teresa O’Neill’s stunts, an appeal to Bexley council employees.
From: Ferry, John On Behalf Of Communications
Sent: 13 June 2012 09:36
To: All Bexley Users
Subject: 'We want Waitrose' petition
Message from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Teresa O'Neill
As you know we are undertaking a campaign to try to persuade Waitrose to overturn the decision they have taken not to open their new unit in Sidcup as planned.
We have an on line petition, link as follows -
I do hope that many of you may feel able to support our campaign.
Meanwhile, Waitrose has decided to open a new store in Greenwich which will, according to the ‘853 blog’, have parking for 150 vehicles. I suspect Waitrose knows far more about shopping than Teresa ever will.