A NEW Budgens has opened in Andover to the delight of the community.

The new store, based on the corner of Mylens Road and Charlton Road near Andover War Memorial Hospital, was formerly a Co-op.

The previous Co-op branch closed during lockdown, with the store shutting on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

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The unit has now reopened as a Budgens, the community has been thrilled to see a new store open.

A passer-by said: "It's excellent news to have a shop here again. The Co-op was a well-used shop by locals so to have a new store nearby which will be open seven days a week will be a godsend to many."

The new Budgens store opened in early December 2023 and is open seven days a week, from 6am until 10pm.

Use the picture gallery at the top of the article to see photos of the new store.