Commenting on the collapse of Wilko’s, Michael Fabricant says: “I am deeply disappointed that the many bids to save Wilko have failed and around 350 high street stores will close in October including the store in Lichfield.
“I know that in recent years retail experts have criticised the management of Wilko and have said that it hasn’t kept up with modern retail trends. But like so many others, I have used the store and find that it stocks a wide range of products with helpful and friendly staff. I do hope that they all soon find alternative employment and I know that the DWP office in Lichfield are geared up to help them find other jobs. They tell me there are many job vacancies in the area.
“In the meantime, I hope some other company – perhaps a retailer – will soon take over the soon to be made vacant property on Bore Street in Lichfield City. But I will miss Wilko’s and I know many others will too.”