First Under £1 per litre – Still none cheaper in the Country
Jempsons were the first to sell Petrol for less than £1 – Followed more than two weeks later by Asda & Tesco – They were also first under £1 with Diesel and first to sell diesel for less than petrol.
They are still lowest although Morrison’s and Tesco are now equalling their price there are none that I can find anywhere in the country that are cheaper. In London this morning petrol was selling at £1.04 – As seen on the BBC News.
Rye’s Own Opinion
Stephen and Andrew Jempson have had a lot of criticism over their new parking charges at the Rye Shop – but the £100,000 a year rates bill from Rother and the number of people that just use the car park as a convenience have forced them to devise a system that allows their customers to park for free and those that do not use the shop to pay. Seems fair enough to me.
A lot of people would like to have seen Tesco or Sainsbury in the town, but it appears that neither wanted to come to Rye, they just wanted stop anyone else using the site and persuade those that visit their stores in Hastings to still drive there. Even if you used Jempson’s cheap petrol to get there and saved 2p. on a bag of sugar or 10p off Polish milk powder it would still work out cheaper to shop in Jempsons or Cost Cutters in Rye, especially if you took time into consideration.
We have shopped at Jempsons for years and have no complaints. Their staff are polite and helpful. They sell “Rye’s Own” and support a host of other local businesses’ products.
If you do have complaints about Jempsons you can and speak to ‘The Boss’ personally. At what other supermarket would that be possible?
Come on Rye – Lets be fair and give credit where it is due. Stephen and Andrew Jempson are local lads who have devoted their life to their business. They employ many people from Rye and the villages. They support local activities and charities and do their best to give their customers a fair deal. Would the Jempson family business have grown from a small village stores into what it has become today if they did not do that?
“Rye’s Own” Bulletin 18 January 2016
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