ORGANISERS of a protest rally against a Woolworths-Caltex 24 hour service station proposed for Ryley Street hope several thousand people will vote with their feet, and help send a message to councillors and Woolworths next month.
The No Safeway Servo Community Group is looking to galvanise what it believes is overwhelming public opposition, at a rally on Thursday, December 6 in Merriwa Park from 4pm, which will march in the street to the Safeway car park.
The group is also backing a call to boycott Safeway Wangaratta the following day – and shop at Coles, Aldi or IGA – to show there are enough people in the community concerned about the issue to have a financial impact on the business, and perhaps make it rethink its proposal.
There are unsubstantiated reports trade is already being impacted at the store, by as much as tens of thousands of dollars a week but a Woolworths’ spokesperson said on Friday there had been ‘no impact’ on trade.
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