On Thursday 7th June, it was announced that the Marks and Spencer Simply Food store on Ruislip High Street had been selected for closure this year.
On Friday 8th June, the Ruislip Chamber of Commerce and the Ruislip Residents Association met with our MP Nick Hurd to discuss with members how best to show our support for the store not closing and for illustrating its importance to our community.
The Chamber also met with the landlord of the property who has confirmed he had already agreed to a rent reduction and a reduction in the lease from 15 years to 5 years. He has also agreed to go to a one year rolling lease if that would help to keep the store on the High Street.
Together the RCC & RRA have written to the Chairman of M&S to outline our concerns for the closure and we are now asking local shoppers and residents to help show your support for keeping the store open by signing the online petition in the link above or in writing to the Chairman directly
You can view our joint letter to M&S and a leaflet for local residents & shoppers in the downloads below
Please help us to keep this valuable store open by showing your support to keep it on our High Street.
The Ruislip Chamber of Commerce was established in 1928 at the heart of the business community. Now some 90 years on, it remains a vital part of the many succesful businesses in the area.
The Chamber, on behalf of members, works closely both with local and national government bodies as well as liaising with other local organisations to ensure the continued smooth working of the business community. Whether this is in relation to local parking, planning applications or wider issues such as HS2, if it impacts on the Ruislip business community, then the Chamber will be there to look after the best interests of our community as a whole.
If you are a business in or around Ruislip High Street, have your say by joining us today.
Peter White - President of the RCC