New Tesco store to bring 150 jobs to Calne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The new Tesco store will create 150 jobs in Calne The new Tesco store will create 150 jobs in Calne

Scores of new jobs will be created in Calne now that Tesco has received planning permission for a new store and petrol station on a 45,000 sq ft plot of land.

The new store will be built on Beversbrook Road, on a triangle of land just off the Oxford Road roundabout, and will bring 150 new jobs to the town.

It will provide a broad range of convenience products, including fresh fish and meat counters and a bakery, as well as parking for 316 cars.

Tesco has also agreed to provide a small building near the entrance for Calne Town Council and the Calne Springs Community Interest Company to promote local events.

Paul Ogden, president of the Calne Chamber of Commerce, said: “I think it’s great news. There has been a lot of worry about it, but we have actually got something quite good out of it.

“To be honest I think that most of the people who use the store will end up being people who don’t come into the town centre anyway, certainly from the north side of town. We are not against competition.”

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4:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

kimcrawley says...

150 new jobs - wow!
How many will be full time with a living wage?
Or are we going to fund Tesco in avoiding Employers NI by using part timers.
150 new jobs - wow! How many will be full time with a living wage? Or are we going to fund Tesco in avoiding Employers NI by using part timers. kimcrawley
  • Score: -13

7:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Linda Lou says...

At last good news for Calne.We always miss out whilst Chippenham gets everything. We need more decent shops in the town centre as well,but the traffic is a nightmare! Tesco will benefit because customers won't have to go through the town centre.
At last good news for Calne.We always miss out whilst Chippenham gets everything. We need more decent shops in the town centre as well,but the traffic is a nightmare! Tesco will benefit because customers won't have to go through the town centre. Linda Lou
  • Score: 8

7:56pm Fri 3 Jan 14

kimcrawley says...

Linda Lou wrote:
At last good news for Calne.We always miss out whilst Chippenham gets everything. We need more decent shops in the town centre as well,but the traffic is a nightmare! Tesco will benefit because customers won't have to go through the town centre.
True.
Chippenham has all the charity/kebab/coffee shops we need. We don't have a traffic problem because we have a moribund town centre.
Perhaps Calne would like a charity shop or nail bar we have got loads to spare.
[quote][p][bold]Linda Lou[/bold] wrote: At last good news for Calne.We always miss out whilst Chippenham gets everything. We need more decent shops in the town centre as well,but the traffic is a nightmare! Tesco will benefit because customers won't have to go through the town centre.[/p][/quote]True. Chippenham has all the charity/kebab/coffee shops we need. We don't have a traffic problem because we have a moribund town centre. Perhaps Calne would like a charity shop or nail bar we have got loads to spare. kimcrawley
  • Score: -9

9:48am Sat 4 Jan 14

Nickthegreek says...

Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne.
Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne. Nickthegreek
  • Score: 14

8:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jamescomments says...

I'm sure Sainsburys won't be too happy but Calne Town Council have had more than enough time to sort out the traffic chaos seen every day around the traffic calming scheme. Unfortunately all the other shops in the town are likely to be affected too but the council I'm afraid only have themselves to blame due to poor traffic management that has been a nightmare for years!
I'm sure Sainsburys won't be too happy but Calne Town Council have had more than enough time to sort out the traffic chaos seen every day around the traffic calming scheme. Unfortunately all the other shops in the town are likely to be affected too but the council I'm afraid only have themselves to blame due to poor traffic management that has been a nightmare for years! jamescomments
  • Score: 4

9:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kimcrawley says...

Nickthegreek wrote:
Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne.
You really think a short term construction project carried out by Tesco contractors and a load of crappy part time jobs is excellent.
You are having a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Nickthegreek[/bold] wrote: Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne.[/p][/quote]You really think a short term construction project carried out by Tesco contractors and a load of crappy part time jobs is excellent. You are having a laugh. kimcrawley
  • Score: -13

7:58am Thu 9 Jan 14

Nickthegreek says...

kimcrawley wrote:
Nickthegreek wrote:
Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne.
You really think a short term construction project carried out by Tesco contractors and a load of crappy part time jobs is excellent.
You are having a laugh.
Be sure to take your 'You are having a laugh' placard as you stand at the entrance to the site mocking the construction team & those applying for 'a load of crappy part time jobs'.
[quote][p][bold]kimcrawley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickthegreek[/bold] wrote: Excellent news! 150 jobs + the construction that goes with it. A good deal for Calne.[/p][/quote]You really think a short term construction project carried out by Tesco contractors and a load of crappy part time jobs is excellent. You are having a laugh.[/p][/quote]Be sure to take your 'You are having a laugh' placard as you stand at the entrance to the site mocking the construction team & those applying for 'a load of crappy part time jobs'. Nickthegreek
  • Score: 9

10:14am Thu 9 Jan 14

kimcrawley says...

How can a young couple in their twenties working full time get a mortgage or be able to afford to rent privately on less than £7 an hour?
They will not earn enough to pay off their student loans.
So who exactly benefits from these crappy jobs?
How can a young couple in their twenties working full time get a mortgage or be able to afford to rent privately on less than £7 an hour? They will not earn enough to pay off their student loans. So who exactly benefits from these crappy jobs? kimcrawley
  • Score: -8

6:35pm Thu 9 Jan 14

TowerHouse says...

Think yourselves lucky - jobs and more consumer choice!
Think yourselves lucky - jobs and more consumer choice! TowerHouse
  • Score: 4

8:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

kimcrawley says...

TowerHouse wrote:
Think yourselves lucky - jobs and more consumer choice!
Even Tory cabinet ministers realise there is a problem with the level of pay offered by companies like Tesco. Why should the rest of us subsidise Tesco
with working tax credits, housing benefit and reduced council tax for their employees. This combined with Tesco's reluctance to pay Employers NI and their use of zero hour contracts is hardly a contributor to any form of growth or recovery.
And as for more consumer choice ask the independent traders in Calne in 1 years time, if there any left.
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[quote][p][bold]TowerHouse[/bold] wrote: Think yourselves lucky - jobs and more consumer choice![/p][/quote]Even Tory cabinet ministers realise there is a problem with the level of pay offered by companies like Tesco. Why should the rest of us subsidise Tesco with working tax credits, housing benefit and reduced council tax for their employees. This combined with Tesco's reluctance to pay Employers NI and their use of zero hour contracts is hardly a contributor to any form of growth or recovery. And as for more consumer choice ask the independent traders in Calne in 1 years time, if there any left. . kimcrawley
  • Score: -1

4:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Linda Lou says...

The problem is that the minimum wage is too low. If the Government say they want to cap benefits at £500 a week,then they should make sure the minimum wage is at least that to encourage people to work.
The problem is that the minimum wage is too low. If the Government say they want to cap benefits at £500 a week,then they should make sure the minimum wage is at least that to encourage people to work. Linda Lou
  • Score: -1

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