Residents and retailers in Amsersham have launched a campaign to stop Tesco opening an Express store on Hill Avenue next to a Londis store. Tesco already has a large 24 hour store less than a mile away. A demonstration was held on Monday 16th July outside the premises for the proposed store.
Tesco opened a supermarket in Amersham in 1990. There was controversy at the time with objections at the planning stage and local newspaper articles, with concerns including the negative impact the store could have on existing shops, changes to the High Street, increases in traffic and crime and impact on the environment.