BOB Neill MP from Pickles’s office writes to Camden Council leader Councillor Nash Ali today over Town Hall plans to take The People’s Supermarket – that affectionately regarded shop in Holborn where neighbours work shifts at the till for discounts on their food shopping rather than salaries – to court over unpaid business rates. Attempts to get the supermarket listed for discretionary rate relief with Camden’s finance officers have been blocked. There are meanies at work, say the shop’s many supporters.
Mr Neill, who writes in the final paragraph that he wants his letter in the public domain, says the People’s Supermarket has a broad public interest and that Camden could apply discretion here. The shop in Lamb’s Conduit Street has gained increased support after recently featuring in a smart Channel 4 documentary.
That letter in full: