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Concern as Boots announces closure of Armley Town Street pharmacy

Boots has announced it is to close its Armley Town Street pharmacy following a store review.

The branch will shut towards the end of August and staff will be offered jobs at other Boots stores.

A Boots spokesperson told the Dispatch:

“At Boots UK, we continually review our store locations to make sure they are where our customers need us most.

“It is never a decision we take lightly when looking to close a store. With this in mind, we can confirm that we are closing the Armley Town Street branch in Leeds towards the end of August, however our other store in Bramley centre will remain open and is around an eight-minute drive away.

“All of our affected colleagues have been informed and will be offered jobs within Boots stores.”

‘Huge loss to community’

In a statement, Armley councillors Lou Cunningham, Jim McKenna and Alice Smart (all Lab) expressed their concerns at the closure and added:

“The store is a real community pharmacy providing residents with prescriptions, toiletries and essential services, including flu jabs.

“Closing the branch would be a huge loss to our local community. We would ask that Boots reconsider their decision.” 

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