A WEST Oxfordshire garden centre has put the record straight amid rumours that it has been sold to make way for housing.

Burford Garden Company, located on Shilton Road, posted a message online reassuring customers the claims were false.

Founder and chairman Nigel Johnson instead explained that the field on the opposite side of the road was being sold to a national developer.

He said: "We have been fortunate enough to serve our customers for nearly five decades and we thoroughly intend to do so for at least the next five decades and beyond."