Fylde coast Co-op in £500,000 revamp

Wesham Co-op reopens after revamp. Left to Right, back row, Store Manager Richard Hill; Andrew Flemming; Carol Barrett ; Alan Catherwood and Ann Marie Jones. Left to right front row: Head Boy  Oliver Starkey; Head Girl  Emily Mercer Taylor and'Jessica Saiger
Wesham Co-op reopens after revamp. Left to Right, back row, Store Manager Richard Hill; Andrew Flemming; Carol Barrett ; Alan Catherwood and Ann Marie Jones. Left to right front row: Head Boy Oliver Starkey; Head Girl Emily Mercer Taylor and'Jessica Saiger
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Improvements were in store at The Co-operative food store in Wesham, which has re-opened after a £500,000 revamp with a brief to get involved in its community.

The Weeton Road shop, which has been redefined with a new in-store bakery range, and a focus on fresh, healthy foods and essentials, was officially re-opened by the head boy, Oliver Starkey and head girl Emily Mercer Taylor from Medlar with Wesham CE School

The store is also pioneering a new role, known as a Community Pioneer, where a member of the food store team will work to foster involvement in community activities, from local fund-raising initiatives to helping to understand and develop solutions to meet community needs.

Richard Hill, manager of the Wesham store, said: “We are thrilled to have made such a significant investment in Wesham, and delighted that we have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community – it is an exciting time for the whole team.

“The Co-operative is a community retailer, and we are committed to playing an active role in local life, embracing the area’s community spirit.

“The store will be a hub for the local community, and customers will be able to find out what is going on locally, and learn about how The Co-operative can benefit local groups.”