Village shop and Post Office back in Yetminster
PEOPLE in Yetminster have their village store and Post Office back.
Husband and wife team Tony and Karen Read have taken over the shop at Sunnyside Court, which has been closed for the past year.
The couple, who live in nearby Thornford, have refurbished the premises from top to bottom to provide a modern convenience store to serve the needs of the local community.
The Spar shop opened earlier this month, and Post Office services were launched on Wednesday.
Tony has worked in the food retail business for the past 40 years, having been involved in store management for Tesco, Co-op and Somerfield. For the last three years, he worked for Spar's regional distribution company Appleby Westward as head of sales for the company's east region.
He said: "We have lived in our Thornford home for the last 24 years and therefore know the area very well. When the opportunity came along to acquire the village shop in Yetminster, we decided to snap it up as it offers such a lot of potential. We aim to make it a classic local village store that is very much at the heart of this lovely rural community.
"We've already had lots of great feedback and would like to thank everyone for making us so welcome."