The future of a town centre pharmacy is in doubt as a High Street brand continues to axe stores across the country.

In June Boots announced plans to accelerate the consolidation of their pharmacies across the UK, with 300 shops in close proximity to other sites expected to close over a 12-month period.

One of the stores believed to be facing the axe is the Corsham branch, in the Martingate Centre, after multiple claims were made on social media that the pharmacy would shut in January.

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This comes after the chain closed one of its two Warminster pharmacies at the end of October.

When approached for comment Boots refused to confirm or deny if the Corsham branch would be included in the closure list.

They emphasised that only branches with other sites in close proximity would be affected and that all staff would be redeployed to other locations.

The move will reduce the number of Boots stores from 2,200 to 1,900 with a raft of closures expected in 2024.

In June, a spokesperson said: “Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up to date environment.”