A new store opened in Llandrindod Wells on Monday: Bargain Buys.

The Poundstretcher owned bargain store is located at the site of the old Co-op on Middleton Street.

It was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am on Monday, November 26, by the mayor of Llandrindod Wells, Councillor Jon Williams.

The store has recruited 30 members of staff from the local area, part and full-time, to become part of the Bargain Buys team.

The shop sells homeware products, as well as a wide variety of toiletries and branded confectionery and drink.

It has generally received a positive response on social media.

Leanne Stacey Swan-Kynaston said: "It’s something different, cheap, and employment for locals".

Maria Davies said on Facebook that it's a "lovely shop to go into" and that it is "nice to have something there at last".

It was clear that a Poundstretcher store would be opening in Llandrindod Wells when positions were advertised online in August. However, it was not then established that the shop would actually be one of the new Bargain Buys stores.

Back then, Cllr Jon Williams said "the quicker the better" for the new bargain store; as the building on Middleton Street had been empty for some time ever since The Co-operative Food supermarket closed its doors back in 2016.

Cllr Williams said that he had received loads of complaints about the amount rubbish surrounding the empty building, and that a new store opening would be of "great benefit" to Llandrindod.

Llandrindod Wells is the 37th shop Bargain Buys has taken over since April, with more stores opening to trade in the next month.