A NEW superstore and garden centre is set to open in Amesbury, bringing 60 new jobs to the town.

B&M has taken over the former Focus shop in London Road, which had become derelict and seen problems with antisocial behaviour since it closed several years ago.

The finishing touches are currently being made to the 30,000 sq ft store and garden centre, which will open on Saturday, June 14 at 9am.

The shop will sell a wide variety of branded and own label products such as groceries and toiletries and will have a large non-food section including toys, soft furnishings and home and gardening ranges.

James Kew, manager at the new B&M Home Store, said: “We’re really proud to be opening our first store in Amesbury, creating over 60 jobs and playing our part in the local community.”

The search is on for a local hero to open the new store. Heroes can be nominated by friends, family or work colleagues and could be someone who makes life better for people in the area, works hard for a particular cause or is renowned for their charity work.

Mr Kew added: “We wanted a true VIP to officially open our new store and what better way than to ask customers to nominate those who make a real difference to people’s lives in and around Amesbury?

“We just want someone who goes that extra mile and who we can give something back to for a change.”

Nominations are being accepted up to Monday, June 2 and can be emailed to communications@bmstores.co.uk.

Alternatively, nominations can be posted to Amesbury Local Hero Search, B&M Retail LTD. Dakota Drive, Estuary Commerce Park, Speke, Liverpool L24 8RJ.