The backlash against plans for a Lidl in Berkhamsted has begun.
A petition has been launched to oppose the move by the discount supermarket chain.
Petition creator Cathie George said: “Our town is becoming overcrowded with new homes and no extra infrastructure to support them.
“Berkhamsted does not need another supermarket, budget or otherwise. What it needs is new schools, doctors surgeries and other services that a community expects its governing bodies to provide.”
More than 50 people have signed the petition since it was set up last week. Another petition, set up three weeks ago and backing the Lidl, now has more than 300 signatures.
John Waller, 70, of Cobb Road, Berkhamsted, said there wasn’t any fuss when it was announced that Marks & Spencer would be opening a Simply Food store in the town.
He described people opposing the Lidl as ‘snobs’.
He said: “They are a lot of stuck-up, toffee-nosed twits.”