Editor’s Comment: Time for progress in new Tesco saga

Tesco site on Carlton Road, Worksop  (w120808-3b)
Tesco site on Carlton Road, Worksop (w120808-3b)

When I started at the Worksop Guardian as a cub reporter 10 years ago, plans were afoot for a new Tesco off Carlton Road.

In the decade since Worksop has changed.

We now have a new cinema, a new library, and a new Morrisons supermarket.

Also during that time, on a personal level, my waistline has expanded, my hair has thinned, and I have now become Editor.

But there is one thing that remains the same all these years on - there are still plans for a new Tesco, but there is still no sign of one.

The proposed site is becoming an overgrown eyesore. The sticking point in the whole saga is a wrangle over a public footpath.

It now really is time this whole thing moved forward, the situation can’t be allowed to remain in stasis forever. Bassetlaw Council and Tesco seem to be dragging their heels over the matter, and it is high time someone came out and said what is going to happen and when.