launched to save Morrisons store in Burnham from closure
petition has been launched to try and save Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons
supermarket from closure.
last week that the firm had announced the proposed closure
of 11 stores across the UK in a cost-cutting move - with Burnham's
seafront store one of those affected.
new petition to save the store is online
here and copies can also be signed at Burnham's tourist information
centre and in the store itself.
of those behind the petition, Gaynor Brown, said: "The closure
of this store would have a drastic impact on the town - not only
in terms of the loss of many jobs, but also in respect of the
loss of a vital shopping anchor point in Burnham. We want Morrisons
to re-think this decision and look at the alternatives."
Morrisons spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
are therefore proposing its closure. We are consulting with colleagues
and unions and we will be discussing how to reduce redundancies
and redeploy colleagues around our business."