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Two Wilko stores set to close next week in Barking and Dagenham

Stores in Barking and Dagenham are set to close next week (credit: Google Maps)

Two local Wilko stores are set to close in Barking and Dagenham.

It was announced today that the store in Barking, East Street, will close on Tuesday, 12 September and the Dagenham store in the Mall on Thursday, 14 September.

The two shops are among 52 across the country which are closing their doors for good after the administrator failed to secure a rescue deal for the whole business.

A store in Basildon is also on the list, with a closing date of Thursday, 14 September.

Joint administrator, Edward Williams said: “In the absence of viable offers for the whole business, very sadly store closures and redundancies of team members from those stores are now necessary.

“The loss of these stores will be felt not only by the team members who served them with such dedication, including through the uncertainty of recent weeks, but also the communities which they have been a part of.

“We are enormously grateful for the support of team members during this difficult period and remain committed to doing all we can to help affected staff, assisting them with processing redundancy claims and working with relevant parties to help secure new employment as quickly as possible.”

In a statement, Wilko’s said: “Active discussions with parties interested in buying parts of the business continue and the administrators remain committed to preserving as many jobs as possible.

“However, depending on the outcome of those talks, it is possible that further store closures may regrettably be necessary.”

Here is the full list of closures below.

The following stores will close on Tuesday 12 September: Acton, Aldershot, Barking, Bishop Auckland, Bletchley FF, Brownhills, Camberley, Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Falmouth, Harpurhey, Irvine, Liverpool Edge Lane, Llandudno, Lowestoft, Morley, Nelson, Port Talbot, Putney, Stafford, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Weston-super-Mare, Westwood Cross, Winsford.

The following stores will close on Thursday 14 September: Ashford, Avonmeads, Banbury, Barrow in Furness, Basildon, Belle Vale, Burnley (Relocation), Clydebank, Cortonwood, Dagenham, Dewsbury, Eccles, Folkestone, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Huddersfield, Morriston, New Malden, North Shields, Queen Street Cardiff, Rhyl, Southampton-West Quay, St Austell, Stockport, Truro, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Woking.

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