Bury branch of Thomas Cook listed for closure

Exterior of Thomas Cook in Bury.
Exterior of Thomas Cook in Bury.
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Up to four people could lose their jobs after travel operator Thomas Cook announced its Bury St Edmunds branch is being considered for closure.

The news comes after the chain announced it will be axing 2,500 jobs and 195 branches.

A 90 day consultation period will now be carried out before any closure is confirmed, according to a spokesman for Thomas Cook.

Joanna Wild, Managing Director of the Thomas Cook Co-operative retail network, said: “As a large retailer we regularly review our network to make sure we have the right stores in the right places for our customers and regrettably there are occasions where we need to close certain branches.

“Following careful consideration, we have announced that the Thomas Cook store on Abbeygate Street in Bury St Edmunds, is proposed to close and we are now working with those colleagues who are affected.

“We’d like to thank both our colleagues and customers for the commitment and understanding during this process.

“Our high street stores are a popular way for customers to book with us and are an essential part of our multi-channel approach alongside our websites and sales centres.”