Midhurst Budgens to lose car wash as Sainsbury's move in

The car washing service at Midhurst's Budgens will not continue once Sainsbury's takes over, it has been confirmed.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 5:18 pm
Midhurst Budgens
Midhurst Budgens

The national supermarket has confirmed it will be moving into Midhurst, news which has been hailed as 'fantastic' and has already drawn positive reaction from residents.

Sainsbury's announces new supermarket in MidhurstThe car wash company has been managed through a seperate arrangement with Budgens, a spokesman said, and Sainsbury's will not be continuing the arrangement.

A spokesman for Sainsbury's said: "We’re looking forward to bringing our new Neighbourhood Hub store format to Midhurst, which will stock a wide range of popular everyday essentials including household products, ready meals, fresh produce and food to go.

"Our store will also offer some exciting new features, including an Argos collection point, a pizza counter and a selection of beauty products, as well as fresh juice and coffee.

"The car wash facility in the store car park was managed via a separate arrangement between the Budgens store owners and the car wash company. We will not be continuing with this arrangement, as car washes are not routinely provided in Sainsbury’s store car parks of this size and we need to ensure there is adequate parking for our customers.

"We are striving to provide the best possible mix of services for our customers, whilst protecting the amenity of our neighbours. We’ve been delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response from local people since we announced our new store and look forward to welcoming local people through our doors later this year."