New Mayor of March opens Anglia Co-operative Travel branch after shop transfer

MARCH’S newly-elected mayor opened the town’s new Anglia Co-operative Travel branch in one of his first official functions at the weekend.

Councillor Bernard Keane cut the ribbon on Saturday at the Broad Street shop after the March branch transferred from the Westgate department store in Station Road.

Cllr Keane, in his third term as the town’s civic leader, said: “It was packed even before I officially opened it – it’s really good news for the town centre to have another successful business here.

“The premises looked gorgeous – they did a wonderful job.”

Staff had worked on the new premises until 4.30am on Saturday to ensure they were ready for the opening.

Manager Natasha Thatcher said: “Opening day was an absolute success. We had so many people in to see the premises, join in our celebrations and take advantage of some great offers.”

There were refreshments available throughout the day, with face-painting for youngsters and a free-to-enter in-store competition with a variety of prizes.

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