The convenience store, located in the former Stanley’s Bar premises and operating under the ‘Local’ format, was officially opened by the town’s Royal British Legion to mark the start of the supermarket chain’s Poppy Appeal for 2014. The Legion’s Branch Chairman, Ivor Millard cut the ribbon after giving a speech and handed a poppy to a local youngster.
A Think 25 policy has been put in place to help ensure underage people are unable to buy alcohol. In addition, a free-to-use cash machine has been installed adding extra convenience to shoppers in the town, who previously had to walk to the top of Union Street for cash withdrawals.
The Royal British Legion will be hosting a Remembrance Parade on Sunday 9th November, forming up at 09:15 in Station Road. A service will be held at All Saints Church ahead of a wreath laying ceremony at The Shrine in Lind Street.
Featured photograph: Store manager Maria Bird (center right) with Sainsbury’s Ryde staff outside the new store