Two Craven communities have new shops.

Hebden residents have given the thumbs-up to their new farm shop and general stores, The Stables.

It is owned by the Cramptons, who run The Clarendon pub next door.

This means they have been able to tap into existing suppliers to offer Stables customers a wide range of meat, fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and fresh bread on a daily basis, as well as taking orders for any special requests as late as 10pm the night before for delivery next day.

Although The Stables has published opening times, the Cramptons are keen to emphasise: “If the pub is open, the shop can be opened too – please just come in and ask us.”

Carleton residents are also looking forward to the reopening of ther Village Store early next month.

It has been refurbished by local builder RN Wooler and Co, which bought the West Road premises at auction after the previous owner died.

“We have redeveloped, including an extension to make it sustainable,” said a spokesman for Woolers.

The shop will be run by Shams Deen, of Nelson.