Message from the Broxtowe Borough Council: Co-Op, Derby Road
“Broxtowe Borough Council is sorry to hear that the Co-Operative Food Store at Derby Road, Stapleford is due to close its doors on Saturday 19th November 2016.
The closure of a large retail store, in a prominent area of Stapleford’s high street is difficult news for the Town Centre and raises concerns about the loss of jobs in the town and around the vitality of Stapleford during the time the property could potentially be empty.
Although the Council is not in a position to directly influence the Co-op on its decision on how to deal with its site once vacated, it will continue to support Stapleford Town Centre and welcomes any news on a continued use for the site as soon as possible.
The Council understands the decision to close the store was part of the Co-Op’s national property review programme and its potentially commercially sensitive nature may have been the reason the Council was not informed beforehand.” Councillor Tony Harper, Chair of the Jobs and Economy Committee.