Village store back in business after ram raid

Reopening and ribbon cutting of Donington Co-op.
Reopening and ribbon cutting of Donington Co-op.
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The Co-op in Donington 
re-opened on Friday – five months after a bungled ram raid saw the front of its Market Place store demolished by a tractor.

An extensive £200,000 repair programme has been carried out following the attempted burglary on September 30.

Children from the Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School and landlord of the Black Bull pub Malcolm Mills helped Co-op staff cut the ribbon and re-launch the store .

The pub is next door and hosted a Co-op pop-up shop in its car park while the work was being carried out.

Store manager Chris Pashley said: ““We are delighted to re-open the store and to welcome the community back into their Co-op – we would really like to thank the community, councillors and local authority for all of their support leading up to the store’s re-launch.”

The extensive repairs 
included essential structural work, repairs to the roof, new shop frontage, entrance and signs and internal refitting work.