Local residents are to lead a protest tomorrow (Friday) over the decision by Morrisons to close their Bearwoid store on Pottery Road. They are urging people unhappy about the closure to join them outside the supermarket at 1pm.
The organisers are anticipating the Express and Star and Central News will cover the protest and it would be good if there is a good turnout to support the protest.
The closure, one of 11 shops identified by the chain to close across the country, has upset a lot of people in the area who feel let down by the fact that Morrisons have failed to carry out any meaningful consultation with staff or customers, and leave the area without a medium sized supermarket which has existed on that site for years.
Even if you are unable to join the protest on Friday you can sign the petition the protesters are organising at the store, and people are also urged to contact the Chief Executive of Morrisons and let him know how badly this closure will affect local people, particularly the elderly. The e-mail address to contact is firstname.lastname@example.org