A new Countrywide store is opening in Banbury on 30 May.

The Banbury store is the 54th opened by Countrywide Farmers and will create 15 new jobs in the area.

The company said it is planning to open two other new stores in August and September but the location has yet to be confirmed

“We have some very exciting plans for expansion, all starting with the opening of our new Countrywide store at Banbury Cross retail park,” said John Hardman of the company.

The new store will have a range of products covering all aspects of country life from horse riding to keeping chickens, gardening and country clothing.

In December H&H reported that Countrywide Farmers was undergoing a major restructure to enable it to increase its focus on its equine retail business.

The company sold its farm livestock feed and forage, arable products and crop marketing businesses for a combined total of £18.4m.

As a result of the sale the company will now invest more money into its 53 stores across England and Wales.

The local mayor and representatives from Countrywide’s company charity, Dogs for the Disabled will be cutting the ribbon of the Banbury store at 10am.

Various offers will be available to mark the grand opening during the launch week including 20% off vouchers for Joules, Ariat and Hunter (only available 30-31 May).

Members of Countrywide’s reward scheme, Countryclub can take advantage of exclusive offers including better than half price off on Hunter wellies during the launch weekend.

Children can enjoy free face painting at the opening and there is a spin the wheel game with fun prizes.

“We encourage people to come along to see what the store has to offer, whether you’re looking for new horse riding accessories or feed, treats or food for your pet or big name clothing brands,” said added Mr Hardman.

The opening hours are Monday – Saturday 8.30am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

For more information visit www.countrywidefarmers.co.uk