Jobs boost from £1.2m store opening

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Another new Co-op store opens in the Isle this week, with the creation of 15 new jobs.

The food store that opens tomorrow is in Crowle Market Place, and is part of a greater project to regenerate the town.

The market place already has new paving, seating and fountains to make it more attractive.

Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council said: “I’m delighted that we now have a new Lincolnshire Co-op food store in Crowle.

“It’s great news for local people, creating jobs and bringing even more people in to the town resulting in all businesses benefiting.”

The official opening of the store, that will open from 7am to 10pm seven days a week, will be on Monday.

Two local schools will become its first Community Champions and will receive £100 each to start off the fundraising.

Youngsters from Crowle Primary Academy and St Norbert’s Catholic Primary Academy will attend the opening ceremony. The Community Champions scheme links dividend card holders to good causes within their own areas. So when they shop, donations are made to the charities.

Lincolnshire Co-op store development manager Matthew Wilkinson said: “It’s great to be part of a wider project to rejuvenate the area.”

The store will sell fresh, tinned and frozen groceries including Fairtrade goods, Lincolnshire quality meat and bread and cakes from Gadsby’s. It will also stock the Love Local range of food and drinks.