A £1MILLION bargain store is set to open in a Somerset village this weekend.

Creating 58 new jobs, Home Bargains is opening a new store in Worle on Saturday, September 18.

The store, on Queensway district Centre, will employ 61 team members - including some who will be transferring from other local stores.

Melina Bunzly, the new Worle store manager, said: “I started my Home Bargains journey back in 2017 as a store supervisor in one of the Bristol stores, but since then I’ve been offered fantastic career progression having held a variety of roles at several of our stores – including store manager for the Bridgwater store, which opened in 2019.

“Opening our new Worle store alongside such a fantastic team, who have worked exceptionally hard to get the new store ready, will be an unforgettable career moment for me.”

Home Bargains will also be donating £2,000 to Weston Hospicecare. The charity ensures people in Weston-super-Mare or the surrounding area with a life-limiting illness and their families are cared for.

Mark Flower, director of fundraising and communications at Weston Hospicecare, added: “We are extremely grateful to Home Bargains for choosing Weston Hospicecare as their charity. After a tough year in fundraising, we are thankful for their donation. We wish Home Bargains every success for their new store.”

The new Worle store, in a building which used to house Homebase, will join more than 575 outlets across the UK.