GALLERY: Soham’s great and good turn out for opening of new Asda supermarket

14:11 30 June 2014

New Asda store in Soham, official opening. Left: Peter Whyborn, Cllr Colin Fordham, Manager Stuart Calver,Canon Tim Alban-Jones and Robert Barnes. Picture: Steve Williams.

New Asda store in Soham, official opening. Left: Peter Whyborn, Cllr Colin Fordham, Manager Stuart Calver,Canon Tim Alban-Jones and Robert Barnes. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archant

Soham’s new Asda supermarket opened its doors to customers for the first time this morning (Monday).

New Asda store in Soham, official opening. Picture: Steve Williams.New Asda store in Soham, official opening. Picture: Steve Williams.

The retail giant purchased the former Budgens store from Soham businessman Jonathan James and had been busy during June re-fitting the Clay Street outlet.

To celebrate the re-opening, Asda encouraged nominations for a local hero to be chosen to be a VIP guest at the ribbon cutting.

Other guests who attended included East Cambridgeshire councillor Colin Fordham, Soham Village College’s George Price, Reverend Tim Alban Jones and Robert Barnes, from the Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund – who received a £100 donation.

There was also a bouncy castle and bouncy slide for kids to enjoy.

Stuart Clarke, new store manager at Asda Soham, said: “It’s an exciting time for Soham and this new development will help to boost the attractiveness of the town centre, as well as enabling residents in Soham to do their shopping locally, rather than having to travel to other areas.

“It is important for us to work and communicate with the local community and highlight our commitment to the town and we hope the new Asda Soham can become an important local facility for the local community to benefit from.”

More news stories

23 minutes ago
Devolution negotiations ongoing

The ambitious devolution proposal for East Anglia is taking shape with negotiations ongoing between Government and local leaders to build on the original three county deal agreed in the Spring.

Yesterday, 11:07
Munceys Level Crossing. Fordham, Cambridgeshire

MP Steve Barclay spoke of the possibility of “significant local disruption” if Network Rail presses ahead with closing 19 level crossings in East Cambs.

Yesterday, 16:19
East Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2015
Customer Service Award winners Ellgia Recycling with host Jeremy Sallis

Who will follow in the footsteps of Ellgia Recycling and win the coveted Customer Service of the Year award.

Yesterday, 14:40
Serial killer Joanna Dennehy

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her High Court claim that she is entitled to damages for human rights violations after being placed in solitary confinement in jail.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up