Community feel is the aim for revamped Norfolk village shop

The Rackheath village store on Barnard Close had a re-launch event on Saturday to try and get the newsagent and post office back at the heart of the community.

Andrew and Julia Wright took over the shop last November and wanted to show local residents the changes they have brought to the shop.

Mr Wright is running the shop jointly with his mother, Veronica. They are trying to bring a more traditional atmosphere to the store by introducing more local products, such as Broadland Hams and Bray's Cottage pork pies from Holt.

As part of the re-launch the store is offering 10pc off this week and welcomed local residents to an open day with free tasters of new products on Saturday.

Mr Wright said: 'It went very well. We had a display out with all the new products and it was really well supported by the community and the village regulars.

'I was out the front talking to people and my wife and sister were inside the shop and said lots of people had said to them that they hadn't been in for a while but really liked what we have done with the shop.

'In an ideal world they will keep coming back and will feel they can have a chat when they're in the shop.'

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