Supermarket resumes home deliveries

DELIVERIES of groceries to Oxmoor in Huntingdon are to be resumed by Tesco after protests by residents. As reported in The Hunts Post three weeks ago, the supermarket giant stopped deliveries to some addresses in this part of Huntingdon saying its drivers

DELIVERIES of groceries to Oxmoor in Huntingdon are to be resumed by Tesco after protests by residents.

As reported in The Hunts Post three weeks ago, the supermarket giant stopped deliveries to some addresses in this part of Huntingdon saying its drivers had been attacked. However, other supermarkets continued to deliver and both Sainsbury's and Waitrose sponsored Oxmoor 2006, a free barbecue and fun evening prior to the annual general meeting of the Oxmoor Community Action Group.

A spokesman for Tesco told The Hunts Post: "We are pleased to announce that we will now be able to deliver to all of our customers at the Oxmoor estate once again.

"We always put the safety of our drivers first but we now feel reassured after a review of the situation with the local police. We will be contacting customers via e-mail to let them know."


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Chairman of the Oxmoor Community Action Group, Jill Watkin-Taverner had asked Tesco to reconsider its decision.

She said she had investigated how many people had problems with the store and discovered it worked a postcode system and made no exceptions for people with disabilities.

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She said one resident had been bought a computer by her son, specially so that she could buy her shopping on line. The woman had ordered and paid for her shopping on a Sunday, asked for it to be delivered on the following Tuesday and was called on the day to say no delivery could be made.

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