But the company has confirmed it will be shutting.
An email to Coun Pajak from the chain said: “We have been heartened by the support shown towards our store colleagues by shoppers and the surrounding
community over the past few weeks however I can confirm that we will close our Regent Circus store on Sunday 3rd November.
“This decision follows our comprehensive consultation period with store colleagues and union representatives to investigate ways forward for the store.”
Coun Pajak said: “This is terrible news and a massive blow to the town centre community and the very viability of the town centre as a shopping destination.”
The closure will cost 113 jobs
Emergency services warning to stay away from flooded area
Overnight post-natal beds at Chippenham's freestanding midwifery unit for new mums could be cut as the maternity consultation moves into the next phase.
The results of a public consultation into plans to close four post-natal beds in Chippenham community hospital are currently being reviewed by NHS England.
Health leaders says the change will mean mums can be helped closer to or in their own homes or in an acute hospital if they need medical care, but some locals argue the beds offer woman a vital support service in the days after giving birth.
The decision also includes plans to stop births at Trowbridge free standing maternity unit.
Lucy Baker from Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group told the health and wellbeing committee at county Hall in Trowbridge said: “We’ve now completed the consultation, there been a full academic analysis of results we have now presented the to an independent expert panel that included service users, to look at are they the right recommendations.
“We are now in the process of making a decision making business case which due to go through scrutiny in October to NHS England.
“The only delay we might have is if a general election is called.”
Wiltshire Council is the 'greenest'
Wiltshire is the most climate-friendly council in England and Wales according to new research.
Friends of the Earth assessed councils in different categories including renewable energy, public transport, lift-sharing, energy efficiency at home, waste recycling, and tree cover.
Wiltshire Council scored more than any other local authority.
You can find out how your local council was rated by looking at the full list by tapping here.
Bailiffs have been called in to collect nearly £2m in unpaid council tax arrears.
Last year £1,806,000 was collected from people who had not paid their regular council tax bill.
A total of 7,714 cases were dealt with by using the bailiffs.
Wiltshire Council also sent round the enforcement officers to business owners on 153 occasions, resulting in £153,000 picked up by the enforcement agents.
A further 188 housing benefit arrears was sent to enforcement agents and £12,582 was collected in 2018.
There has been a 6% rise in the number of times bailiffs were used by the local authority compared to two years ago.
The council said sending in the bailiffs is a last resort to ensure vital services can keep going.
It added that repayment plans are regularly put in place for people to help manage their finances and avoid enforcement officers knocking on their door.
Joanna Elson, chief executive of The Money Advice Trust debt charity, said: “Bailiff action is harmful to people in debt, and these findings should concern us all.
“Reforming the law around bailiff action itself is vital if we are to protect people from harm. Of equal importance, however, is reducing the number of debts that are being passed to bailiffs in the first place.
“Bailiff action should only ever be used as a last resort, and can be avoided by early intervention, providing free debt advice, and agreeing affordable repayment arrangements.
“We will continue to work constructively with councils to help them reduce their bailiff use, and to impress upon central government the urgent need for the national policy changes that are required to quicken the pace of change.”
The Local Government Association argued that councils “have a duty to their residents” to collect unpaid debts, but said it was working with Citizens Advice to develop fairer recovery and enforcement policies, including exemptions for vulnerable families.
Wiltshire Police open officer recruitment
Wiltshire Police will start recruiting officers, and will aim to begin training in June next year.
The force offers three training routes; a three-year-long apprenticeship, a two-year
postgraduate degree and an undergraduate degree in professional policing.
Family pay tribute to 'much-loved' A303 motor-home crash victim
The family of an elderly woman who died in a motor-home crash last week have paid tribute to her.
Jean Cooksey, 83, from Taunton, was killed on the A303 near Chicklade in Wiltshire on Wednesday. Her dog Barley Brown also died in the accident.
Her family said she was a "much-loved" mother of Jill, Michael and
David, as well as a grandmother of six and great-grandmother of four.
"She was very active and loved taking her dog
Barley Brown out in her campervan.
"In her later years, although her body was
slowing down, she still had a very active mind and was always making sure she
was kept busy.
“She travelled extensively, including to Brazil,
Israel and India, and was passionate about helping out her family and friends
whenever she was needed."
Wiltshire Police is investigating the accident and has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Sentimental war medals stolen in Swindon burglary
Sentimental war medals have been stolen in a house burglary in Swindon.
The incident occurred on Monday morning at an address in Beaulieu Close, Toothill.
Wiltshire Police said a window was forced open and a selection of miniature war medals were stolen.
Five of the medals are identical, bar the dates, and reflect service in Oman.
PC Kevin Payne said: “I find it abhorrent that someone could take items which are obviously held in high regard by the elderly owner. Medals like these are a symbol of bravery and active service in the armed forces.
"For someone to take these from a person who has served their country is beyond comprehension and I would urge the public to get in touch if they have any information about the break in, or if they have seen the medals for sale."
Officers are asking anyone with information to contact the force.
Stop and search warning after catapults cause damage in city
Criminal damage caused by catapults has lead police to stop and search "any individuals found near where damage has been caused".
Officers in Salisbury said they would be "adopting a robust approach" following the "recent spate" in the past few weeks.
Acting Insp John Hutchings, from Wiltshire Police, said he was "taking a parental approach to this problem".
"I would not expect my child to be in possession of a catapult and ammunition in a public place, because what possible reason could a child have for carrying such a weapon?
“My officers will stop and search individuals where damage has been caused in recent weeks and should any person be found in possession of such weapons they can expect them to be seized. This action is not restricted to children," he said.
Acting Insp Hutchnigs added: "Damage caused by a catapult is very similar to a firearm and could lead to catastrophic results either on purpose or accidentally."