Women's fashion shop bids farewell to Witham after 27 years?

Dorothy Perkins is based in the Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham

Dorothy Perkins is based in the Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham

First published in News

Witham could lose another big name retailer.

Dorothy Perkins in the Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham, is understood to be closing by early October.

The women’s clothes store is believed to have been at the centre since 1987 and employs about nine staff, who were said to be devastated.

It is understood they were told about the threatened closure on August 22.

The nearest branches are in Maldon, Braintree and Chelmsford.

Parent company Arcadia Group did not respond to requests for a comment.

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12:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Justwannasay says...

Sad. Hopefully it will be replaced by something similar, but I doubt it.
Please please not another charity shop or take away.
NEXT would be great.
Sad. Hopefully it will be replaced by something similar, but I doubt it. Please please not another charity shop or take away. NEXT would be great. Justwannasay
  • Score: 5

2:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

keith_l says...

Justwannasay wrote:
Sad. Hopefully it will be replaced by something similar, but I doubt it.
Please please not another charity shop or take away.
NEXT would be great.
I can't imagaine any major chain clothes store would open in Witham, there just isn't the footfall to make it worthwhile.

Could we add "nailbar, betting shop" to your list of "please not"?
[quote][p][bold]Justwannasay[/bold] wrote: Sad. Hopefully it will be replaced by something similar, but I doubt it. Please please not another charity shop or take away. NEXT would be great.[/p][/quote]I can't imagaine any major chain clothes store would open in Witham, there just isn't the footfall to make it worthwhile. Could we add "nailbar, betting shop" to your list of "please not"? keith_l
  • Score: 7

12:35am Wed 3 Sep 14

Fart attack says...

About the right size for a betting, charity or Kebab shop OR an Estate Agents
About the right size for a betting, charity or Kebab shop OR an Estate Agents Fart attack
  • Score: 0
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