Tesco still won’t say why Brickhill store was closed

Tesco Express, Brickhill Drive
Image: Google, Streetview (July 2018)

Tesco have once again dodged calls to tell local residents and shoppers why they had to suddenly close their Brickhill store and why it’s still closed seven weeks later.

The Tesco Express store was closed suddenly on 18 June with a spokesperson at the time saying they should have “work completed and the store open again within two weeks.”

But, as yet, the store remains closed and the supermarket giant has not given a reason why, fuelling speculation amongst residents and shoppers as to the reason for the closure.

Some shoppers have even commented that they won’t set foot into the store when it reopens until they know why it was closed.

We put this to Tesco and asked why it was taking so long to open. A spokesperson simply replied: “We are aiming to have the store open by the end of the month (August) and I will share an exact date nearer the time.

“We don’t have a further comment to add at this time.”

If the store is reopened at the end of August, it’ll be ten weeks since its closure.

There’s nothing to suggest this store is anything to do with cutbacks announced by Tesco this week.

Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...

We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.

We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.

But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.

We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.

Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.

Thank you for your support.