Thousands sign petition to try and save Peterborough’s John Lewis store
Thousands of people have signed a petition to try and save Peterborough’s John Lewis store.
The announcement the Queensgate branch of the department store chain would not re-open after lockdown was met with disappointment from many city residents, many of whom had shopped at the store for a number of years.
More than 300 jobs are also on the line as a result of the announcement, which was made on Wednesday.
However, an online petition was set up by Emily Wagstaff in an attempt to try and rescue the store.
Since it was started more than 5,000 people have added their signature to the cause, with the number continuing to rise.
On the petition site, Emily said: “I am not sure this petition will have any impact but surely give the store and its employees, the locals, the loyal customers, a chance to walk back through the doors, to show their support and ensure they still have shops on the High Street to visit.
“In a world where mental health is on the rise, we all need safe places to go. John Lewis Peterborough was the heart and soul of the city. So much more than a shopping experience for many.
“Although I have shopped more online in the last 12 months, nothing beats mooching around a store, meeting a friend, trying on a new dress or rushing for the Christmas sales. An in-store experience is not replicated with online shopping. “Perhaps there might be a chance, with enough interest, to make Sharon White rethink these ludicrous decisions.”
To sign the petition, visit https://www.change.org/p/john-lewis-save-john-lewis-peterborough?recruiter=90770693&recruited_by_id=26d01f29-7267-40a3-a8cd-35820ecf9bcahttps://www.change.org/p/john-lewis-save-john-lewis-peterborough?recruiter=90770693&recruited_by_id=26d01f29-7267-40a3-a8cd-35820ecf9bca