Newark resident Jasmine Walton launches petition to bring Primark to town centre
A resident has launched a petition to bring a popular fast-fashion retailer to Newark.
Jasmine Walton, of Newark, claimed independent businesses would benefit from the introduction of a Primark shop in Newark town centre.
"Each year more and more shops are closing down in Newark and Sherwood," said Jasmine.
"The town centre could do with a Primark to bring the competition back — it is a shop that you can't shop online with, the nearest one is Nottingham or Lincoln.
"Imagine if you weren't able to travel that distance.
"What would you do if the only shops near you were designer clothes that cost £50 for a single t-shirt. Where would you get that money from?
"The Christmas shopping period is coming up, and people are still suffering from the impact of covid, and many people are struggling from debt or lack of money."
She continued: "Having a Primark would improve footfall, increase competition, which could bring back the way town used to be.
"Who wouldn't want to help your home town?
"Remember every year more and more shops are closing down in Newark and Sherwood."