Residents of Knockin have lost a battle to keep the towns' shop.

The Knockin Shop will be closing on Thursday (May 17).

Shirely McDermott, a Knockin resident, launched a petition a few months ago against the possibility of losing the post office which is in the shop.

Shirely said it is "such a shame" that it will be closing. She added: "It's all a bit too much. I know a lady who lives in the village and she's nearly 102-years-old, she said 'there's always been a shop in Knockin!'

"With the works on the bypass it's difficult to get the bus into Oswestry, it means we have 20 minutes to go to the shops and post office or two-and-a-half hours."

Houses are being built opposite The Knockin Shop and Shirely thinks having a shop is even more of a necessity.

"There is a wonderful shop in Kinnerly but again, you have to get the bus there. Older people and the disabled rely on the buses."

The residents are concerned they'll eventually be cut off from the other towns.

Chairman of Knockin Parish Council, Campbell Keay previously told the Advertizer he was "desperately concerned".

He said: "The village doesn’t need to lose one of its few facilities.

“The future of the village is held around shops, doctors etc and I personally don’t want to see the community lose a piece of what they’ve got.