At least seven people have lost their jobs after the closure of a High Street shop in Winchester.

The staff at Shuropody were notified the day before that the shoe shop would be closing and that they would be out of employment.

The Winchester branch belongs to a small chain of shoe shops that also offer podiatry consultations.

Staff do not know the reason for the decision to close down the store and some of them have been left to pack up the shop.

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The sign on the closed storeThe sign on the closed store (Image: Newsquest)

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The chain operates across the UK and the merchandise will likely be recycled to other branches, which include stores in Southampton, Oxford and London.

Just under two weeks ago, another Shuropody store closed in Harrogate. In 2021 the company was bought out of administration.

The chain's Salisbury branch is to be closed on June 30 for the second time in just over a year. It was reopened last November after having shut in July 2023.

The news comes after a spate of closures in Winchester with Bell Fine Art, Ecco, Mooch, Phase Eight, CCG, Pavilion and Patisserie Valerie all announcing their closures this year.

Halfords in Winnall will also close on July 5.

The civic chiefs at Winchester BID insist that the High Street business is healthy, despite publishing a report detailing business owners' low satisfaction levels in the city centre.

The Chronicle has approached Shuropody for comment.