A NEW agricultural store has opened in Ledbury near to the former Countrywide outlet site, which closed in May 2018.

The new RM Jones store at the Hazle Meadows Auction Centre site in Ross Road and is managed by a previous employee at the town’s Countrywide.

Elly Perks said: “Every person who has been in has said that they are so we relived we are here. It’s nice to fill the void left by the closure of Countrywide.

“It has been really positive. RM Jones is a family firm and has family value.”

The new store is the fourth RM Jones store in the region, joining established centres at Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny and Hereford.

Elly, a former member of Ledbury YFC, also farms with her new husband, Adam, near Bodenham and took on her new role just days after they returned from their honeymoon on the Greek island of Kos.

She will be joined at the new store in Ledbury by area rep John Paske.