sign petition to save Burnham's Morrisons from closure
400 people have signed a petition urging Morrisons to rethink
the proposed closure of its Burnham-On-Sea store.
earlier this month that the firm had announced the proposed
closure of 11 stores across the UK as part of a cost-cutting move
- with Burnham's seafront seafront store among those affected.
petition launched last Monday to save the store - which is online
here - has been signed by over 400 people.
have been leaving comments of support for the store, saying that
it is too vital a community facility to close.
Forte says: "The store is the centre of the community and
there are no grocery shops in the town, no fruit and veg and no
butchers. What are we to do, especially those who do not drive,
it will be a great loss to everyone."
Bessell adds: "This is a very central convenient store especially
for holidaymakers and provides jobs for many local people in a
small town with very little job opportunities."
James says: "I use Morrisons all the time and it is essential
to have a supermarket in the town. The loss of jobs just before
Christmas is devastating for the staff."
Underhill adds: "I'm very worried about the elderly and less
able people having no nearby supermarket and jobs of the loyal
Yardley says: "We visit Burnham to do our shopping most days.
We want to buy our groceries in the town, not have to travel to
Tesco or Asda."
Nurton says: "Morrisons in Burnham plays a big part to the
community, selling all kinds of products for any type of weather.
Hot days and rainy days we need this store to keep the atmosphere
high and from the residents complaining."
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."