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News - 16 October 2003
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£100,000 Hove Tesco Donation
Businesses in Hove will be consulted on how to spend a £100,000 dontation to the area from Tesco as a result of its new store opening in Church Rd
The donation was to compensate traders in the area for the disruption caused while the new store was being built over the past 18 months. The Hove Business Association would like to see it devoted to improvements in the built environment and improved toilets facilities.
This goes some way towards easing tension between traders and Tesco over the scale of parking charges at the supermarket car park (see earlier story in Knowledgebase) and suggestions from some that the store is depressing businesses in neighbouring commercial streets. Tesco has promised to review its £25 charge for more than 2 hours and the traders association confident that it will reduce the charge to allow shoppers time to visit nearby George Street, Blatchington Rd and the rest of Church Rd.
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