The new supermarket in School Road has been built at the back of The Lamb pub. Members of the Clocktower Association in Warmley officially opened the store and received a £500 donation as a thank you from the Co-op.
The store manager Vanessa Wells, who previously ran The Southern Co-operative’s Hanham store, gave a short welcome speech to the crowd that gathered outside eager to see what was on offer.
The first customer at the tills was Curt, from Cadbury Heath, left, who said he was pleased that the Co-op had opened a store on the estate.
It will be open from 7am to 11pm daily.
The Clocktower at Warmley is a community project that provides support and opportunities to enhance the lives of local people. It is home to a wide range of groups and classes including yoga, circuit training, weaving, flower arranging, art classes, spiritual workshops, cake classes, beginners’ French lessons and coffee mornings.
The association’s chairman and treasurer Michael Packer said: “The Clocktower Association at Warmley would like to thank The Southern Co-operative for the very generous donation; it will benefit the Clocktower immensely as this longstanding building is a vital part of the local community, bringing local people together to try new things and learn new skills.
“We are thinking of using the £500 to capture the history of the Clocktower, which has been serving the local community for the past 45 years.”
To find out more about the Clocktower Association go to www.warmleyclocktower.org.uk