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Celebrity joins fight to prevent garden centre closure

A celebrity has joined a campaign to stop a garden centre closing because of competition from supermarket giant Waitrose.


Comic Katherine Ryan attended an event to raise awareness of the importance of the Wood of Berhamstead Garden Centre.


According to a report on the Hemel Today website, Katherine gathered names for a petition calling on Waitrose to reduce its garden centre offering, which was presented to the supermarket less than 100 yards from Woods.


It’s reported that more than 4,000 people have signed the petition in a bid to stop the closure of the High Street store.


Woods Garden Centre managing director Colin Campbell-Preston told Hemel Today: “The support we have received from the local community and customers has been amazing and we once again call on Waitrose to reduce their garden centre offering to save Woods from closure with significant job losses.


“Woods is a proud member of the Berkhamsted community through the work we do with schools, charities, theatre groups, encouraging young and old to get involved in creating a beautiful and sustainable environment.


“However after almost 50 years we may soon cease to exist. It would be very sad for the town to lose another independent retailer.”


To read the full Hemel Today report click here

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