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Local Press Coverage
It is said that the sun always shines on the righteous. Fifteen campaigners largely from Cheltenham Friends of the Earth, with support from Gloucester Campaign against Climate Change enjoyed the bright winter sunshine and handed out 300 leaflets to the curious and concerned to the dis-interested. The softly-softly catchy-orangutan approach worked well. Campaigners had a good natured approach to dialogue with Tesco management and security, who went from considering having us removed from a public highway(!?), to suggesting we stood in the entrance of the petrol forecourt shop to hand out our leaflets.
Recently, Tescos, had thoughtfully moved their filling station from a plot where it could not be easily seen from the main road into Cheltenham from the M5, to right next to it. This allowed us maximum visibility and an opportunity to leaflet motorists waiting at the traffic lights. When the local papers photographer turned up, those leafleting the store, car park and forecourt re-grouped for a photograph. The local paper, as you will see chose one showing a fifth of our contingent. Cheltenham FoE, were buoyed by the success and subsequent press coverage, that they will be taking part in April Biofools Day.