First store in scheme off to a decent start

Pets at Home Morpeth deputy store manager Joanne Edwards and town Mayor Andrew Tebbutt hold a pug. Picture by Martin Avery.
Pets at Home Morpeth deputy store manager Joanne Edwards and town Mayor Andrew Tebbutt hold a pug. Picture by Martin Avery.
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The first store in Morpeth’s new town centre retail offering has opened.

Dransfield Properties has been delivering the £7million scheme that is transforming the former Morrisons supermarket in Stanley Terrace.

And Mayor of Morpeth Andrew Tebbutt was on hand at the grand opening of Pets at Home. The outlet features an aquatics centre and a groom room, which provides a wide range of grooming options such as microchipping, nail clipping, hair trims and a full bath and blow dry.

It is also home to an adoption centre – run by independent charity Support Adoption For Pets – where rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small animals are cared for until a new loving home can be found.

Deputy store manager Joanne Edwards said: “Our opening weekend went even better than we had hoped and it was great to welcome Coun Andrew Tebbutt in store to show him the new amenities that we have on offer.

“Our new store features thousands of dedicated pet products for not only local dogs and cats, but small animals, fish and local wildlife too. We have created 21 jobs for the community across a range of full-time and part-time positions.”

Staff at the Morpeth store are dedicated to providing the highest levels of pet care and trained to offer great pet care tips and product knowledge.

Local pet owners will also see a Vets4Pets practice operating at the outlet.

Home Bargains and Next are in the other units for the Stanley Terrace scheme. Both stores will be opening soon.