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Lansdown rides in

February 20, 2010
Lansdown rides in

Steve Lansdown rides in ready to unleash the Ashton Gate Monster

What do you make of him?

There was life before Mr Lansdown.  And then he rides into town like a latter day ~John Wesley.  He is single minded and determined to promote his cause and no doubt has a devoted and loyal band of supporters.

He has ambitious and noble intentions on his quest for glory.  And has great desire to build a lasting monument to the beautiful game.

But there’s something missing -if only he could see through the red mist.

There are real people and families and communities whose lives are being disrupted and threatened. There is anxiety and stress for those in the path and next door to his plans. There is a real fear that their neighbourhoods, far from reaping the benefits of his vision and ambition will instead be plunged into uncertainty and chaos.

Let me tell you this Mr Lansdown.  The greenfields and open spaces of South Bristol where we live are no more ‘landfill sites’ than the beautiful Downs next to your home are former quarries.

And our historic shopping streets deserve more than the  lingering death by the Ashton Gate Monster supermarket.

And our children deserve more than the pollution and danger that will be inflicted upon them.

Get off your horse,  Mr  Lansdown,  you can’t meet us by walking over us.

  1. bbd permalink
    February 25, 2010 10:38 am

    I don’t want to see yet another superstore, but if the sarcastic and sometimes downright rude attitude of some of the shop workers round here doesn’t improve then I won’t feel like protesting against it for much longer.

  2. February 25, 2010 6:45 pm

    If the service is bad they need to be told. Once the Monster is here we’ll have no choice.

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