New store opened by mayor

A NEW store has opened to ease the burden for shoppers. Budgens opened a new 3,200sq ft store in Kestrel Way on the Fallowfield estate in Sandy yesterday (Wednesday) with Sandy mayor Cllr David Gale cutting the ribbon. Residents on the estate say they hav

A NEW store has opened to ease the burden for shoppers.

Budgens opened a new 3,200sq ft store in Kestrel Way on the Fallowfield estate in Sandy yesterday (Wednesday) with Sandy mayor Cllr David Gale cutting the ribbon.

Residents on the estate say they have been desperate for a shop of this kind for a long time because many people had loathed the trek into the town centre, a journey that had become even more arduous for the elderly.

For franchise owner Kash Jaffar it is his second Budgens outlet and he is aiming to make it a big success.

"The main reason for joining Budgens is that it has a strong brand that people recognise," said Mr Jaffar.

"Budgens can also guarantee delivery of fresh and chilled food, including fruit and vegetables, bakery, dairy and ready meals, six days a week and this is what my customers expect and deserve.

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"I am looking forward to serving the local community under the Budgens banner."

"People who live on the estate have been waiting for a store like this for a long time," said Cllr Gale.

"It was promised on the original planning for the area and will be great for the people living in the Fallowfield estate. But they must support this new venture. Now they must use it or they could lose it.

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