MP meets campaigners battling to save Morrisons store
Burnham-On-Sea's MP has this week met campaigners battling to
save the town's Morrisons store from closure.
town's MP James Heappey met with two residents - Gaynor Brown
and Lyn Salvidge - who are trying to get Morrisons to re-think
the closure of its Burnham store with the loss of 100 jobs at
the end of November.
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "I do not want
to see any businesses closing in our community and I especially
do not want to see jobs lost, so I welcome the hard work of those
campaigning to keep Morrisons in Burnham-On-Sea."
have committed to helping them engage with Morrisons and the owner
of the property so that the voice of local residents is heard
in this decision."
added: "Morrisons appear to be turning their back on a thriving
town centre benefitting from footfall generated by residents and
is driving their decision, Burnham's local economy is growing
and if Morrisons don't wish to make money here, I'm sure there
will be no shortage of businesses that do."