Over 100 Totnes residents marched from The Plains to Follaton House for the The Planning Committee Meeting on Wednesday 1st August at South Ham District Council Offices at Follaton - where despite strong voices against the application, and the vote of our own Totnes Town Council - the planning committee voted in favour of Costa Coffee's application.
However it looks as if local opinion is such that this will not be 'battle over' for Costa in Totnes...not by a long shot.
Costa Coffee, the UK's largest coffee chain, succeeded in their application for the old Greenlife shop unit on Fore Street.
The No to Costa campaign needs your help - please read on...
The No to Costa website has all the latest news and information.
The campaign has had already had huge support from both Totnes residents and the many visitors who visit the town because it is vibrant and unique and not just another clone town with the same old chains. To date over 5,300 people have signed the coffee petition stating that Totnes would not welcome any coffee chains.
Please e-mail email@example.com if you want to be involved.
The campaign has already received fantastic in kind support , including everyone's time and the design of the poster and postcards, but we need to pay for on-going printing, web hosting etc. You can donate on the No to Costa website .
Poster design: Hele Oakley