Win a hamper of artisan, organic coffee from the fabulous Owens Coffee
|2 October, 2012||Posted by notocosta under Campaign news|
…for the best image expressing the sentiment of the No to Costa campaign in Totnes and beyond.
The winner of the competition will receive a jute hamper donated by Owens Coffee — the artisan, organic coffee roasters located in the lovely town of Modbury, South Devon.
Here in Totnes, Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP is talking to Costa and they are close to agreeing a date for a meeting which we really welcome.
We welcome the opportunity to talk to them about the facts — the facts of what Costa’s outlet in Totnes will mean to our town. We’re concerned the shopfitters and the signmakers aren’t local — taking much needed revenue away from ours. We’re concerned they don’t know or care their new site is in one of Totnes’s many listed buildings. (Totnes’ high street has the most listed buildings in England.) We’re concerned the promised 12 jobs may actually mean 5-6 — while costing established local ones. We’re concerned none of their food sourcing will be done locally, again depriving local traders of business in tough times. And, finally, we’re concerned about noise and deliveries congesting our high street — and we’d like to know who to contact when such issues arise.
Mostly, we’re concerned about the impact of Costa’s stated goal of growth, growth, growth and more growth — growth that includes outlets on every corner according to Mr Harrison – on small market towns like ours that celebrate and depend upon their individuality and independence.
Being able to meet with Costa Coffee face to face means we will be able to put this case and hope that they will listen and fully understand that the days when businesses could impose themselves on communities which don’t want them without impacting their reputation and brand are long gone.
So, let’s send put our creative thinking caps on and come up with some images expressing our feelings about Costa Coffee to illustrate the main points of our campaign.
About the prize:
The winning entry will receive two packs of organic Owens Coffee in a jute hamper. You may select the blend of your choice. Owens Coffee roasts to order for optimum freshness and supplies some of the finest café’s, restaurants, pubs and retail establishments in Devon. All our coffee is roasted, blended and packaged on site from a carefully chosen, seasonal selection of the finest 100% Arabica beans to ensure a consistent high quality product. And, best of all Owens Coffee is Fairtrade and certified Organic! You’ll see the entries so far in an earlier posting below. The competition will close on October 17.
See more at http://www.owenscoffee.com/