b&m Store Opening

On Thursday 24th March the new and widely anticipated b&m store opened in the Town Square.
They invited Mr Paul Lomas, Chairman of Syston and District Volunteer Centre’s Trustees to officially open the store.
There was a good turn out of residents ready to go shopping once the ribbon had been cut.
Mr Paul Lomas made a short speech whereby he welcomed everyone and introducing himself by saying: “I have lived in Syston for over 30 years and I am proud to be Chairman of the Syston & District Volunteer Centre who were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2019.
Our experience during the last two years has shown the way communities come together and there is now an anticipation that we can look forward in a positive way.
I am certain that I speak on behalf of our local residents and surrounding areas in saying that we really appreciate b&m management making the decision to support Syston, which will significantly increase the footfall throughout the Town and hopefully will have benefits for the surrounding small businesses.
I wish great success to the Manager Amanda and staff who are patiently waiting to serve you.
It is with great pleasure that I now declare b&m Syston officially open.”
He then cut the ribbon as shown in our photograph.
Your editor then accompanied Mr Paul Lomas for a walk round and all the staff were really happy to be finally welcoming shoppers into the store.
The atmosphere was bright and uplifting with everyone we spoke to saying it is a great asset to Syston to have b&m here.
We wish the store and staff a successful time here and thank them for the welcome we received on their opening day.