Jobs boost in Whalley as Co-op set to open

New store will open in May
New store will open in May
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Supermarket giant Co-op is set to open a new store in Whalley - creating 15 jobs.

A co-operative store will open at the former Whalley Arms pub in the centre of the village in May after a six-figure investment.

Temporary traffic lights in the village

Temporary traffic lights in the village

Customers will be offered 45 minutes of free parking at the store’s car park once it opens.

Meanwhile, store officials have apologised to motorists for roadworks in King Street and Accrington Road, which are understood to be causing traffic congestion.

A spokesman for Co-op said: “In order for us to complete roof works and install power at the new store, Accrington Road will be reduced to one lane and a three-way traffic management system will be installed on King Street for around four weeks from the end of January.

“We have written to residents in the immediate vicinity and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

“The store is due to open mid-May after a six figure investment, which should provide around 15 jobs for local people.”