A SUPERMARKET described as 'the lifeline' of a community is finally closing down tomorrow after 36 years.

Sainsbury's Princess Square in Bracknell Town Centre will officially be shutting its doors at 4pm on Wednesday, February 26.

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Shoppers got in touch with the Bracknell News expressing their sadness over the closure.

Rupert Raikes from Harmans Water relies on the bus service to get to the 'convenient' Princess Square store.

He welled up when he spoke to the News about the closure, describing Sainsbury's as a "lifeline" for the community.

He said: "We are all at a loss. The shop means a lot more to people than you'd expect. Pensioners feel attacked because it's a lifeline, people meet at the bus when they go to Sainsbury's and make conversations. It get's people out of their homes so this really is an urgent issue."

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John Vinall, a Sainsbury's representative who will be present at the closure, said: "These type of projects are always difficult and we understand some of our regular customers will be understandably saddened by our decision to close.

"I visited the store yesterday (Monday) to check all processes are in place ahead of Wednesday; and although there are visible signs of stock run-down – I am confident we can, and will, offer a great range and choice of goods right up until close of trade."

It is still not known what is to replace the supermarket.

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