leisure supplies shop to close down in June
leisure supplies and clothing shop in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea
is set to close in June, its owners have said this week.
in College Street is to shut on June 25th and is currently running
a closing down sale, with up to 40% off its stock of camping, fishing
and outdoor activity items, plus fixtures and fittings.
is very sad to be leaving after four years of business, but the
bottom line is that we just cannot afford to stay any longer with
trade so quiet," said Nigel Pearcy, pictured, who runs the
store with his wife Linda.
believe a lack of signage promoting shops at this end of town is
hurting businesses. We
have seen at least five businesses go over the last year - a bank,
a building society, a pet shop, a fruit and veg shop, and an estate
Walking Company also closed recently in the High Street, but it
didn't help us by adding more competition in the local leisure supplies
thank our loyal customers who have come along over the years - we
are grateful to those who have supported us."
said, we do feel that the council could be helping small businesses
more. Why spend money on heart-shaped cycle racks in the town centre,
when it's signs promoting shops and businesses that are needed."
added that Bees Flower Emporium, which is also based at AOB, will
be continuing to operate as a mobile business, reachable via its
website. Linda says she also tried to get new signs erected at the
northern end of town.
Chamber of Town lobbying the Town Council for improved signage to
help businesses, alongside other activities to promote Burnham's
shops which include the publication of a new edition of the town's