Store to mark its renovation with special family fun day

Poundstretcher, in Bridge Street, Blyth town centre.
Poundstretcher, in Bridge Street, Blyth town centre.

A newly renovated store is to open this weekend with a family fun day.

Staff at the Poundstretcher in Bridge Street, Blyth, will welcome families on Saturday to mark the occasion.

There will be games, balloon models, voucher giveaways, competitions and more.

Festivities start at 8.30am where the first 100 customers will win a £5 voucher to spend in-store.

The refurbishment has resulted in the size of the store tripling, making room in side for the Pet Hut.

Based in Blyth’s historical Albion House, it is the final Blyth Central Conservation Area Townscape Initiative (THI) project which helps bring historic buildings back to life.

Coun Dave Ledger, Arch Chair and Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “The THI project has helped to show the vision and expected standard in terms of high quality design and craftsmanship.

“We see this work with Poundstretcher as completing the picture, helping preserve a historic building and creating a more enjoyable environment when shopping in Blyth town centre.”

Julie Pattison, area manager of the Blyth store, said: “No one can be more excited than our team – the manageress, staff and I. The building has been fully restored to its original refurbishment whilst the inside has been refurbished and revamped with air conditioning.

“We have waited a long time for our new store opening to welcome back existing and new customers. The team and I look forward to serving the local community with a smile.”