THE Martin's newsagent in West Swindon District Centre will close for good next year.

Run by the McColl's Group, the store in Tewkesbury Way will trade for the last time in July 2022.

It is believed staff were given 12 months' notice this week.

When approached by the Adver, a spokesperson for McColl’s said: “Having explored all options, regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to cease trading at the McColl’s store on Unit 5, West Swindon District Centre in Swindon. 

“The store’s last day of trading will be in July 2022. 

"We are saddened to no longer be operating the store and our priority has been to support all affected colleagues.”

As well as providing food and drink items to customers, the Martin's shop also operates as a Post Office.

In March, it was announced that more than 300 McColl's stores would be rebranded to the new Morrisons Daily format by 2024 as an extension of the wholesale partnership between the two companies.

McColl's has an estimated 1265 stores in England, Scotland and Wales.