Tescos to pull out of Northfield High Street

Courtesy of Birmingham Mail
Courtesy of Birmingham Mail

Dreadful news that Tescos are pulling out of Northfield High Street as part of a national programme of store closure that has already attracted a lot of criticism up and down the country (see here and here).

Here is the Letter I have received from Tescos informing me that the store is going to close on or after March 15. I will be talking to Tescos over the coming days about the implications of their plans for our area and the impact on staff. I’ll also be talking to Usdaw who represent the staff.

The health of Northfield High Street is vital for our local economy and I am already in touch with Northfield Business Improvement District, the Northfield Community Partnership and Brett O’Reilly, the City Council’s Chair of Northfield District, to discuss our local response.

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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