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Tesco Response

March 8, 2017
We wrote to Tesco yesterday, who kindly replied very promptly. With Alec’s agreement, we’d like to share their response publicly:
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From: Brown, Alec <Alec.Brown@uk.tesco.com>
Sent: 08 March 2017 08:45
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Walker, Jessica
Subject: FW: Tesco, Stirchley, Birmingham

 

Many thanks for your email to Matt Davies and Dave Lewis.  Matt and Dave has asked me to reply. I would like to start by saying thatI know this news will be a disappointment to many people in the community and I would like to assure you that it is not a decision we have taken lightly.

We are very aware of the importance of the site to the local community and we want to work hard to find the right solution for your community. Most importantly we are keen to see that the site is brought into effective use to serve residents and the community.

To that end we have already started to market the site and will consider all the options put to us. As part of this marketing we have instructed our agents to contact Lidl but as I am sure you can appreciate it would be up to them if they want to pursue any discussions with us.  The marketing is at an early stage but we are keen to make progress and we will continue to engage with relevant stakeholders locally, including Birmingham City Council.

Many thanks again for taking the time to write.

Yours sincerely

Alec

Alec Brown

Head of UK Stakeholder Communications

alec.brown@uk.tesco.com

Cirrus B, Shire Park, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

 

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We’ve also written to Christian Härtnagel, CEO of Lidl UK GmbH, and are currently waiting for a response. We’d encourage you to do so, too, if you would like to.

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