TESCO'S new superstore will be opening its doors for the first time in Calne on Thursday.

The new store in Beversbrook Road will celebrate its official opening to the public at 9am.

Mayor of Calne Tony Trotman will cut the ribbon marking the occasion.

There will also be a presentation of a charitable donation to the Rise Trust's Calne Children's Centre to mark the opening.

Shoppers who attend the opening will be entertained by a live band, and there will be a gift for the first 300 customers, and throughout the day shoppers will be able to sample some of the food on offer at the new store.

The new store has created 200 permanent jobs, with most coming from Calne.

An additional 40 Christmas roles have also been created.

Store manager Kevin Kiernan, said: "We are really looking forward to welcoming our first customers.

"Over the past few days my team at the store have been working really hard to get the store ready. We have been making sure that all the shelves are fully stocked and that the store looks as good as it possibly can.

"We can't wait to show people all that the new store has to offer."

The new superstore is the biggest supermarket in Calne, giving shoppers the widest range of food seen in the town, and will have an in-store bakery, fresh counters, a wide range of F&F clothing and a Tesco Mobile store.

It will also take part in a number of initiatives operated by Tesco, including the Bags of Help scheme, which helps to fund community projects, and charity and community groups have signed up to receive food from Tesco's surplus food redistribution scheme, Community Food Connection.

As part of the Calne store development, Tesco is providing a new kiosk where visitors to the store can find out about what is on offer in the centre of town.

It is designed to encourage shoppers who may have travelled further afield in the past to take advantage of the goods and services being offered in the town.