Budgens in Tolworth will close in two weeks’ time, leaving employees out of a job.

A Budgens spokeswoman said: “Most Budgens stores are owned by independent retailers who live and work in the communities they serve.

“In Budgens Tolworth, we have unfortunately been unable to find an appropriate retailer for the store. It will therefore cease trading as a Budgens on [Wednesday] February 19.

“We are supporting our employees in working with the local job centre to consider all the opportunities open to them in finding new employment.”