A NEW pet shop is set to open in the heart of a town centre.

The Witham Pet Store will be welcoming customers through its doors for the first time at 10am on Saturday.

The shop is owned by Paul Baker, who ran a similar venture by the name of Witham Pet and Garden Store in the town some 20 years ago.

He said: “I am 100 per cent confident it will be a success and am looking forward to starting.

“There has been a lot of preparation for the opening so it will be good to finally get there.”

The shop is based at 28 Newland Street and will be open Monday to Saturday each week.