A RYEDALE garage has reopened after a major refit.

Middleton Garage Station, which was bought by family business Jos Richardson & Son in 2018, has

been closed since the end of April for the redevelopment to take place, with works to the forecourt and shop.

The official grand reopening took place last week to celebrate the re-opening of the Shell forecourt and SPAR convenience store.

Jane Richardson, the director of Jos Richardson & Sons, said: “The official launch day was a great success and we were delighted with the support we had from local customers on the day.

“The feedback we have had from people about the new site has been very positive.”

The SPAR store will offer a range of groceries, confectionery and fresh produce and the fuel will now come from Shell.

The grand-opening event offered prizes such as £500 worth of fuel, Costa coffee and two SPAR hampers - alongside a performance from Ryedale jazz band the Gaslight Trio.

Jane added: “The event was our way of saying thank you to locals who have shopped with us over the years and to welcome new customers to Middleton Service Station.”

Jos Richardson & Son Ltd is a family business, established in Goole 127 years ago. Currently run by the fifth generation of Richardsons, they operate seven forecourts in Yorkshire.