Since Sainsbury’s opened in the High Street recently, people in Billingshurst haven’t stopped smiling.
Finally, an excellent small supermarket in the very centre of our village puts Billingshurst right back on the area’s shopping map.
We know many of the staff from when they worked at Sainsbury’s predecessor before it closed some months ago, and it is astonishing to see what professional, retail training, smart uniforms, and a modern and well-lit environment can do.
Accountable, visible management, fresh produce and checkouts that work all help.
I am sure that there will be teething problems, but I haven’t seen any, and I am told that the store exceeded its week’s budget in just two days. It deserves to.
Congratulations to Sainsbury’s for seeing the potential of Billingshurst and for investing in our village.
It has a rapidly growing, vibrant community with good schools, a railway station, a charming High Street, and a good range of shops all now anchored by an excellent supermarket.
This is a shot in the arm for our retail sector and for the residents of the village, its outlying areas and for our visitors.
Billingshurst’s shopping is right back on the map.
Chairman, Billingshurst Chamber of Commerce, West Chiltington Lane, Billingshurst
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make our website your homepage at www.wscountytimes.co.uk
2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wscountytimes
3 Follow us on Twitter @wscountytimes
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!
The County Times – always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.