SHOPPERS in Highbridge now have a new place to pick up their groceries as a new Co-op store has opened.

Morlands Co-op in Morland Road officially opened its doors to shoppers on Thursday morning (February 6) at a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

Students from Churchfield Church School in Highbridge cut the ribbon alongside the store's manager, Zach Cutting, to open the store and received goodybags from staff at the store.

The new store has been built on the former Morlands Industrial Park site on the corner of Morland Road and Burnham Road which has been unoccupied since Morland Industrial Park closed in October 2014.

It has 15 car parking spaces including two disabled parking bays and cycle spaces as well as a new cashpoint.

The Weekly News has contacted Radstock Co-op for comment.