Finally, the building of the Tesco Superstore in Stirchley will begin this spring.
- Published: Saturday, 23 January 2016 17:11
- Written by editor
The next stage in the regeneration of Stirchley is about to begin; signalling an end to the numerous derelict sites that have blighted the village for too long, as well as offering new employment opportunities for local people.
For 15 years, Conservative councillors have been supportive of Tesco coming to Stirchley. It seems that this spring they will finally arrive.
They have informed your local Conservative councillors that early building work will begin in a few months.
Many will welcome a new supermarket to give some much needed price competition to the existing Co-op store. Others will welcome an end to the large number of derelict sites that have blighted Stirchley for so long. Others will welcome the employment opportunities for local people. Local Conservative councillors will be insisting that local people have first ‘offer’ on the large number of new jobs that will be created.
Others may understandably be apprehensive about the changes that Tesco may bring to the village.
As a footnote, it is worth mentioning that Stirchley has already seen some early benefits due to Tesco. The reopening of the Stirchley Baths has been part financed by the sale of land to Tesco as has the newly refurbished working men's club on Hazelwell Lane.