CHORLEY MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has hit out at plans to close a supermarket in Adlington which he says would have a ‘detrimental’ affect on the community.

The Co-op store on Market Place looks set to shut on March 2 after store chain bosses made the decision for it to go.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: “It is absolutely disgraceful.

“They have a high-performing shop on the high street in Adlington.

“It is going to be so hard for villagers as the bank closed and now also the post office is up for sale.

“The people really need shops like these otherwise they will have to travel and the pensioners will find it more difficult.

“The Co-op is meant to be an ethical community supermarket but they are not really caring about the community by leaving.

“I have asked to meet with their bosses and I want them to review their situation as this shop is a lifeblood of the community.

“I am worried it will have a detrimental affect on the community.

“There is a great customer base in the area and I think Co-op are turning their back on the people of Adlington.

“It is important to review the decision.”

A spokesperson for the Co-op said: “The Co-op is moving forward with real purpose and momentum, and while this usually involves the opening of new stores, we also have to make difficult decisions.

“After careful consideration, our store on Market Place in Adlington will close. The last day of trading is expected to be March 2.

“This is in no way a reflection of the hard work of colleagues, all of whom have been offered new roles in other Co-op stores.

“We would like to thank the community for its support over the years.”