A petition to get an Aldi in Cumnock has been signed by over one thousand people.

The petition, started by local woman Angela Morton, was shared on social media and quickly grew traction as people from across Cumnock expressed their desire to see an Aldi store brought to the town.

The petition has 1,021 signatures from people pledging their support in just under a week.

Locals feel an Aldi would be a great asset to Cumnock by bringing more jobs to the area, helping low income families and cutting down on pollution by reducing the amount of cars travelling to their next nearest store, which is 16 miles away in Ayr or Kilmarnock.

Angela, who started the petition, said: “Someone needs to listen because we need something better for low income families. Asda’s not got a lot of choice and isn’t a patch on the bigger stores in Kilmarnock.

“East Ayrshire Council have just completed the super school and the Ayrshire Roads Alliance changed the roads to accommodate that. They should do the same for an Aldi.

“It’s a half hour journey to get to Kilmarnock so it’s not accessible for those who don’t have a car.

“Older people would benefit from a local store, too. I think it would be a great asset to the community and be a massive boost to the area so I’d love locals to back the petition.”

A spokesperson for East Ayrshire Council said: “As a planning authority it is not our place to comment on

individual planning applications.

“If and when there might be any application made, we would consider the petition as part of any representations at the appropriate time.”

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