NEW jobs have been created at the Co-op store in Pewsey, which will undergo a £1m overhaul over the next few months.

The revamp starts on June 15, and will continue for eight weeks as the new look Co-op shop is created without the store closing.

Seven new staff will be employed at the site and the store will continue to support the community by donating cash to Friends of Pewsey Primary School, Home Start Kennet and Carer Support Wiltshire.

Simon Bush, store manager, said: “We are delighted to be undertaking such a significant investment in Pewsey and we’re confident that the improvements will help us to better serve the community. It’s an exciting time for the whole team.”

Brendan Tucker, regional manager, said: “Our ambition is to ensure the store is a local hub, a real asset for the community.

“Shoppers can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op.

“Our members make a difference locally and simply by swiping their membership card when they shop they are raising much needed funding for organisations in their area who contribute to improving local life.”