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New store, gives a ‘Lidl’ back to the community at Mayoral opening

Andover Mayor, Cllr Richard Rowles, cutting the tape with Emma, the Store Manager

Andover Town Council Mayor, Cllr Richard Rowles, was invited to open the brand new Lidl store on Walworth Business Park this morning.

The store, one of the largest in the UK, was formally opened by the Mayor and Emma, the Store Manager.

Before the store was opened, waiting shoppers were treated to the delights of the Vigo School Choir and their Makaton singing.

The new store is well placed for a catchment area of half the town with not only the businesses of Walworth having easy access, but it is an easy distance from estates like Admirals Way, Pilgrims Way, River Way, Picket Piece, Picket Twenty and the ease of access from and onto the A303.

Lidl presented the Mayor with a trolley full of goodies for Andover Foodbank including:

Tinned meat, Tinned fish, Tinned veg, Tinned tomatoes, Tinned fruit, Tinned potatoes or instant mash, Pasta sauce, Rice, Rice pudding, Long life milk, Long life fruit juice.

These products are always welcomed by Andover Foodbank and can make a big difference to the people of Andover who are struggling. You can find out about donating here.

Emma said, “We’re really excited to be opening this new store, and have been waiting a long time for it. We’re glad to be part of the developments that are occurring in Andover”.

Cllr Rowles added, “It is fantastic to see a brand new store opening up and employing local people. Not only that but also supporting our community with this generous donation for Andover Foodbank.”

The store is intended to compliment Lidl’s current store based in town by the bus station.

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