A PETITION has been launched to save a Weston Boots pharmacy from closure.

Boots has announced that the St Andrews Parade pharmacy in Bournville is set to close its doors.

Residents, including Cllr Catherine Gibbons, have rallied to convince the company to backtrack on its decision.

The petition reads: "Our town is home to a significant number of elderly and disabled individuals who require regular medication. The closure of this pharmacy would mean that they would have to travel further distances to access their prescriptions, which would be detrimental to their health and further worsen health inequalities for the most in need.

"We know pharmacies play a crucial role in providing quality healthcare services across the UK.

"The closure of our local Boots pharmacy would not only disrupt these essential services but also put additional pressure on other healthcare providers in our community."

The Weston Mercury has contacted Boots for a comment.