A new Tesco Express will open in Hazlemere tomorrow (February 25) providing 17 new jobs to the area.

The Express store will be open 6am to 11pm daily and located at 325 Amersham Road with a car park at the back of the shop.

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Tesco’s Bags of Help funding opportunities for local good causes will be running in Hazlemere to support community projects.

The Community Food Connection Scheme will also be promoted, which is dedicated to ensuring that the most vulnerable are supplied with essentials even if they cannot leave home.

Jon Gilbert, the store’s Area Manager, believes supporting the community’s residents will be hugely important to colleagues in the coming years.

He said: “Although it has been a difficult time for many, we’re hugely excited to be opening our Hazlemere Express store to help support the community.

“The store opening will provide a real boost for Hazlemere, helping to employ and train local people, and it’ll be a pleasure to see our colleagues grow and develop.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming so much new talent and experience into our Tesco Team.

“We will of course also promote Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, with the aim of donating thousands of pounds for local good causes that can help the community to flourish.”

The new car park located behind the store

The new car park located behind the store

With England still currently under restrictions during the pandemic, Jon stressed that safety at the store will be of the highest importance.

He added: “As always, the safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority and we’ve ensured social distancing measures are put in place to ensure everyone is kept safe.

"We are doing this while still offering the community our best service and broad range of products such as fresh food and food to go – and we look forward to welcoming our first customers.”

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Community groups in and around High Wycombe are invited to apply for community funding through Bags of Help and Tesco’s blue token voting scheme which sees three local projects receive funding and

Since Bags of Help was launched in 2016, the scheme has provided over £104,500 to 51 projects across Wycombe.

Although voting is currently not taking place due to the pandemic, organisations can still apply for grants visit here www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

launched in 2015, has donated more than 172,000 meals to local charities in the Wycombe community.

Further information about this schemes visit here.