Date set for Co-op closure

Co-op will close on March 18
Co-op will close on March 18

A supermarket in Pocklington has announced its closure date as councillors continue to fight to keep it a retail space.

The Co-op, in George Street, is set to close on Saturday March 18 - a year since it was originally announced.

A Co-op spokesperson said: "We can confirm that our store on George Street in Pocklington will close on 18 March 2017.

"The very difficult decision to close the store has been made as part of our ongoing review process and is in no way a reflection on the hard work and commitment of the 27 colleagues who work there.

"Regrettably, staff at the store are at risk of redundancy and very effort is being made to help find them alternative employment either at the Co-op store in Market Place, Pocklington or elsewhere in the area. We would like to thank our shoppers for their valued custom over the years."

The Western Area Planning Sub-Committee approved the planning application to build 34 retirement appartments, by McCarthy and Stone, on the site.

Pocklington Town Council is now looking into a judicial review to fight the decision.