YOUNGSTERS found an outlet for creativity at a new community shop.

The North Abingdon Children’s Centre was the first group to make use of the facility in a vacant unit in Abingdon’s Abbey Shopping Precinct.

Number 18 Bury Street has been taken over by the Choose Abingdon business partnership and the Friends of Abingdon, which negotiated a lease with owners Scottish Widows.

Anastasia Fane, five, who goes to Dumore Primary School, said: “I had fun and I want to go there all the time.”

Her brother Nathan, eight, said: “I painted Megatron from Transformers because he’s my second favourite baddie after Unicron.”

Their mum Julie Still, 34, from Borough Walk in Abingdon, took them to the shop. She said: “It was brilliant and it keeps them occupied.”