As ASDA prepare to take over, store boss says he is confident they will ‘continue the community work we have undertaken in Soham’

16:48 02 May 2014

Gravens 150th Anniversary, at Budgens, Soham.
(l-r) manager Ken Lobley, Diana Hillma, Soahm and Staploe Rotary Geoff Griggs, Jonathan James, assistant manager  Kate Sheehan, Jim Ames, Barbara Warner.

Gravens 150th Anniversary, at Budgens, Soham. (l-r) manager Ken Lobley, Diana Hillma, Soahm and Staploe Rotary Geoff Griggs, Jonathan James, assistant manager Kate Sheehan, Jim Ames, Barbara Warner.

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The doors of a Soham supermarket will shut on Monday to undergo a major refit before re-opening under the ownership of ASDA.

Launch of Soham Foodbank, at Budgens, Soham (l-r) Caroline Bosworth and Mary Barnes from The Childrens Centre, with foods they would like donatedLaunch of Soham Foodbank, at Budgens, Soham (l-r) Caroline Bosworth and Mary Barnes from The Childrens Centre, with foods they would like donated

Jonathan James of James Gravens’ Budgens store said: “After almost 11 years of trading our store in Clay Street, Soham, we are closing the doors for the final time on Monday May 5 at 6pm.”

Mr James said: “We have enjoyed operating the store and serving the local people over the years and feel confident that ASDA will continue the community work that we have undertaken in Soham.

“In particular, we have enjoyed being involved in a wide range of community activities and events – some of which will stay in our hearts for a long time.”

Mr James said: “ASDA coming to the town meets the desire of the local people for one of the big four supermarkets to operate in Soham.

Budgens at Soham giving away School Vouchers, (centre) Jonathan James, with pupils (left ) David from Weatheralls School and (right) Chelsie from St Andrews SchoolBudgens at Soham giving away School Vouchers, (centre) Jonathan James, with pupils (left ) David from Weatheralls School and (right) Chelsie from St Andrews School

“By being located in our store, and therefore the town centre, it is in line with the Soham Masterplan and will undoubtedly continue to provide the much needed footfall for the other businesses in the High Street”

He added: “Our store team have been fantastic across the years and we would like to thank them for their commitment, enthusiasm and team spirit and we wish them every success for the future with their new employer.”

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