Morrisons staff told store 'will shut at the end of November'
at Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons store have this week been formally
told that the supermarket is set to close down at the end of November.
100 staff were formally told that the last day of trading at the
Burnham-On-Sea store will be Sunday November 29th.
staff member, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "It's
the terrible news we've all be dreading - the store will be closing,
with many jobs being lost here in Burnham so close to Christmas."
decision comes despite an ongoing local campaign to try and save
the store. A petition
has been signed by around 2,400 local people calling for the firm
to reconsider the closure.
a protest was also held
during Monday's Town Council meeting where residents and staff
waved signs calling for action to save the store, as pictured
below. A rallying call was made to the council to step in and
Monday's protest during Burnham's Town Council meeting
Morrisons spokesperson said: "We have looked extremely carefully
at whether our store in Burnham-On-Sea can be turned around but
unfortunately we cannot see a way of making it viable."
announced last month that 11 stores across the UK had been earmarked
for closure as part of the cost-cutting moves.
11 stores across the UK are Burnham-On-Sea, Castletown in Sunderland,
Clevedon, Little Hulton, Northallerton, Oldbury, Salford, Shildon,
Streatham, Tyldesley and West Bromwich.