More Wilko shops are set to close today in Sussex.

The company’s stores in Worthing, The Beacon at Eastbourne and Burgess Hill will shut for the final time.

Horsham will be the last branch standing in Sussex and will close on October 8.

Stores in Crawley, Bognor, and Sovereign Harbour Retail Park in Eastbourne have already closed.

Yesterday, staff and customers at the branch in Worthing’s Guildbourne Centre spoke of their sadness at the loss of another high street name.

Wilko tumbled into administration last month after it came under pressure from weak consumer spending and debts to suppliers.

Administrators PwC said it had “explored all opportunities to save the business” but “despite extensive efforts” no significant part of Wilko’s operations can be rescued.

All Wilko stores and its two distribution centres will close resulting in 9,100 redundancies.

The Wilko brand will not disappear entirely from the high street after The Range agreed to buy its brand, website and intellectual property, with plans to sell the acquired brand in its stores.