Pupils open village shop

Children helped open a new food store in their village last week.

Pupils from Seaton Sluice First School officially opened the new Co-op in Beresford Road, receiving a £200 donation for their help on the day.

Following a £475,000 investment, the 2,450 sq ft store created nine new jobs and employs 15 in total.

Store manager Norman Finlay said: “Seaton Sluice residents are passionate about their food and our new store will certainly reflect this.

“We are thrilled to open the doors of our new store in Seaton Sluice and as a community retailer it is important to us that our local school played a central role in the opening of our new store.”

The store will be open 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.

Shoppers will also benefit from a large range of “free from” and wholefood products, as well as a new bakery, wines and spirits, magazines and papers, Paypoint and National Lottery, an ATM and a car park.