The new Shell petrol station under construction. Photo: Henfield Hub

With construction work in full swing, the opening is still planned for 21st August. Shell can't give an exact time, so they have delayed the “official” opening event until 10am Thursday 22nd August.

They will be distributing flyers in the village on the Saturday before, but here’s a taste of what Shell say will be happening:

  • Philip Barr (a local resident) has offered the use of his Aston Martin for the open event
  • First 100 customers (on 22nd) will get a FREE Costa and Danish Pastry
  • First 100 customers (on 22nd) between 11am & 1pm will get a FREE hot sausage roll
  • Random customers who purchase fuel throughout the day will be given envelopes that will contain Fuel vouchers ranging from £5 to £50

There will also be fund raising for the Scout Group who are trying to raise £300,000.