Morrison store in Shirley to close

Morrisons in Shirley will close its doors for the last time today.

Around 1,300 local residents had recently backed a campaign to keep it open, after Shirley East councillors launched a petition urging Morrisons to abandon plans to shut the Stratford Road store.

95 staff are reportedly at risk of losing their jobs.

When the store closure was announced in October, a Morrisons spokesperson said: “We have been heartened by the support shown to our store colleagues by shoppers and the surrounding community over the past few weeks – however, I can confirm that we will close our Shirley store on Sunday 3rd November.

“Our priority now is to continue working with our colleagues to help them find another role within the business or alternative employment.”