Anti-Tesco graffiti which has been sprayed onto fencing outside the former Golden Harp pub in Maidenhead has been criticised by the Furze Platt Action Group. (FPAG)
The group, which is fighting the supermarket giant's plans to transform the empty pub into an express store, spotted the graffiti last week.
It quickly got in touch with the council which swiftly painted over the more offensive parts of the message.
Chairman of FPAG, Mark Newcombe, said the graffiti had nothing to do with its members and urged the vandals to channel their anti-Tesco feelings into more positive methods.
"It upset some of the local residents, that is for sure," he added.
"It is not really helping our cause to be writing graffiti."
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