A TREDEGAR shop which has been owned and run by the same couple for 28 years has been taken on by a new operator.

Ashvale store and post office has been run by David and Debbie Walters since 1993, but the pair have decided now is the time to move on.

In a statement, Mr and Mrs Walters said: "We wish the new owners every success and hope with a new younger, fresh approach, the community and owners will all benefit.


"We would like to thank Jamie Williams of Christie & Co for holding our hand through this often-emotional time as we sold our life's work.

"Good luck and health to all."

The Premier-branded shop has been taken on by Thushjanthi Ananthakumar, who operates another store less than 15 miles away.

Jamie Williams from business agent Christie & Co said, "Ashvale Stores is a fantastic business which generated over 15 viewings and more than 10 offers, indicating that the market remains strong for convenience stores and post offices."