PROTESTERS against Tesco in St Margarets have decided every little helps as they unite with other campaigners on a new anti-supermarket website Tescopoly.

The Twickenham store has come under fire several times by campaigners concerned about the deliveries by large lorries and the fact they feel it is taking over from the "village" community.

Now Twickenham features on the Tescopoly site, an umbrella group backed by unions and international organisations which carries the slogan Every Little Hurts.

The website states under the St Margarets' local campaign heading that residents are angry that Tesco was allowed to "barge" its way into the community without seemingly asking for planning approval.

Concern about the size of the trucks that deliver to the store are also mentioned and it is said campaigners believe it is clearly the case that they are far to big for the area.

Nigel Cannings, of Amyand Park Road, a stalwart campaigner against Tesco, said: "I believe any campaign to try to alert Tesco to its effect on local communities must be a good thing.

"Tesco always points to the fact that it brings more business into an area, without ever taking responsibility for the adverse consequences.

"Traffic congestion has increased dramatically, with the area outside Tesco always clogged with cars, vans and lorries.

"Large juggernauts are still used to deliver produce to the store.

"The promised increased enforcement has not lead to any reduction in the number of illegal parked cars outside Tesco.

"Tesco could be a better neighbour if it wished it could use smaller, more environmentally-friendly vehicles to deliver, but it chooses not to make that investment.

"It could discourage people from illegally parking outside its store, but it chooses not to."

Launching the new website, the Tescopoly Alliance warns there is a growing movement of people in towns and cities across the UK, who believe Tesco and other big superstores threaten to destroy communities.

Increasingly local people are joining together to fight new supermarket developments that they believe pose a grave threat to the health of their local economies and communities.

This comes at a time when national newspaper reports show that small convenience stores could suffer at the hands of the major supermarkets.

A spokesman for Tesco said: "We have been working hard to ensure deliveries happen as smoothly as possible.

"The store is proving really popular with local shopper but we remain determined to find the right balance between the needs of our customers and those of our neighbours."

The spokesperson added on the issue of Tescopoly that "we respect people's right to their own opinion and try hard to engage with such groups so that we can explain the benefits Tesco brings to communities around the country."