A NEW Co-op store is opening in a village near Kidlington.

The new £250,000 store is to open in Station Road, Bletchingdon.

The Midcounties Co-operative Your Coop Food store will create 15 new jobs.

The store, including a Costa Coffee machine will be opening on Thursday, September 26 and provide grocery essentials to the new home owners on the recently developed Duchy Field estate and surrounding areas.

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Customers will benefit from the store’s extended opening hours (7am – 10pm) and be able to enjoy a wide range of groceries for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including an extensive hot and cold food-to-go offering. A National Lottery pay point and an ATM will also be available.

The new 15-strong team of colleagues will be led by Mike Seaton, store manager who is a qualified wine expert .

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Mr Seaton said: “It’s great to be opening our store as part of the newly built estate, providing local residents with the convenience of having their groceries available a stone’s throw away from their doorstep.”

The store will also sell compostable carrier bags.