A NEW low cost community shop has opened its doors in Athersley today.

Community Shop stores are located in areas of deprivation, with membership that is open to people who live locally and receive welfare support.

The facility will offer low cost food as well as servies to support people in the area.

The facility was opened by MP for Barnsley Central, Dan Jarvis, he said:, “It is good to see another Community Shop open in Barnsley.

"I have seen for myself the brilliant work Community Shop has already done in Goldthorpe – not only providing great food at affordable prices but also helping its members to deal with issues that are holding them back.

"With the support of local food manufacturers, I am confident that the new Community Shop will thrive in Athersley.”