THE Stead and Simpson store in Romsey is set to close.

Though staff said they had been told closure would be at the end of November, Shoe Zone, which owns the store, were unable to confirm this.

Shoe Zone said the store was closing down because of poor performance and rising costs which made the location unsustainable.

Staff said there was one full- time member of staff, who has already left, four part-time staff and three Saturday and Sunday girls.