Updated:
October 2, 2015
Over 2,000 sign petition to save Burnham's Morrisons from closure

Over 2,000 people have signed a petition urging Morrisons to rethink the proposed closure of its Burnham-On-Sea store.

We reported last 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 earmarked to shut.

A petition launched to save the store - which is online here - has been signed by over 460 people while a paper version being distributed in the town has attracted over 1,600 signatures.

A Morrisons spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week that they would not comment about the petition while the consultation about the store's proposed closure is ongoing.

A Morrisons spokesperson previously 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."

"We 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."

Residents have been leaving messages of support for the store on the petition page, saying that it is too vital a community facility to close, meanwhile council discussions are continuing behind the scenes to find a solution.

 


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