Action demanded as three stores announce closure

Portchester Branch Labour Party has demanded action from Fareham Borough Council after the announcements that three key shops in Portchester will be closing.

The Co-op supermarket, Lloyds Bank and McColl’s are all set to close this year. Branch Chair Richard Ryan said “This is devastating news for Portchester. By August we will not have a supermarket, a bank or post office/convenience store in our shopping centre. These closures mean people will not even be able to get cash as all the three ATMs will go.

I’ve written to Cllr Woodward calling for immediate action from the council to stop this huge loss of service in our village.”