03/10/19: Residents celebrate the return of their village shop

3 October 2019

Breckland Council Chairman cutting a ribbonNarborough residents were celebrating the return of an important community asset this week, as the local village shop was reopened.

The shop, on Meadow Close Road, has been closed for some time after the previous owners left, but it was officially reopened as The Shop at Narborough, with a ribbon cutting ceremony carried out by Breckland Council Chairman, Cllr Lynda Turner, on Wednesday (1 October).

The shop will now be run by Paul and Robert Ellis, who are welcoming new and old shoppers to the highly valued community store.

Robert commented: "We are absolutely thrilled to see the shop reopen and help serve our local community. The newly refurbished store, which will be open seven days-a-week, will stock all of the essentials every household needs. We truly look forward to welcoming both old and new customers back to our store over the coming days."

Cllr Peter Wilkinson, Breckland Council ward member for Nar Valley, which incorporates Narborough, welcomed the return of the village shop.

"I am delighted that Narborough now has a fully operating shop back in the heart of the community. As the ward member for the area I was keen to see the shop return rather than remain closed or be turned into housing, so I'm pleased that there are now new owners in place and the council's officers have helped them establish the business. I wish the new owners every success and look forward to seeing the business develop over the coming weeks and months," he said.

The new shop will be open 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday, as well as operating at the weekends. The owners are also working plans to make it possible for residents to order their shopping online.

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