THE anger towards the prospect of a Tesco store opening in Westward Ho! has been illustrated by a large-scale graffiti design which has been painted on a prominent wall.
The wall, which has had a mural on it for several years, has been taken over by graffiti artist Mau Mau to show why some people in the village don’t want the supermarket giant opening a store.
Tesco has confirmed it is hoping to open a store on Golf Links Road, where Sunshine Amusements currently is, although a planning application for the site is yet to be submitted.
In August part of the mural on the wall in the village’s main car park was transformed into an anti-Tesco slogan but now the wall has been completely taken over with Mau Mau’s “Invasion of the supermarkets”.
Bev Coombes, who runs delicatessen Delica Devon in the village, set up a group to stop Tesco coming to Westward Ho!
Bev said: “This really does shout out our message SNOTT-WWH (say no to Tesco WWH) and it has had a lot of attention with people pulling up in cars to take photos of it.
“Tesco should know that local people can top up on their shopping any day of the week in either of the two convenience stores, the two bakeries or the traditional butchers.”
There is currently a petition circulating the village which now has 1,800 signatures of people who don’t want the supermarket in the village.