Petrol station is a cut above the rest

COMBINING fuel and follicles is the new unusual business venture for a garage trying to provide convenience for its customers.Steve Jones, who owns Nuns Bridges Filling Station on Bury Road, Thetford, has decided to open a barber's shop within his garage for the local community and passing trade.

COMBINING fuel and follicles is the new unusual business venture for a garage trying to provide convenience for its customers.

Steve Jones, who owns Nuns Bridges Filling Station on Bury Road, Thetford, has decided to open a barber's shop within his garage for the local community and passing trade.

He said: “We decided we had a bit of space in the shop, and there's not many barbers in Thetford as the local hairdressers has closed down so I decided to try and create a barber shop.

“We've got three schools round here and I think there is an opportunity for those who spend a lot of time on the road.


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“They can get their fuel, buy a bottle of wine, post their letters and get their hair cut.”

The shop, named Motorhead, is being run by trained barber Tom Carter. Mr Jones said: “Tom is now renting the space and has set up business in our shop. We called the shop Motorhead as it ties in the petrol aspect with the hair.”

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Mr Carter, 24, said: “It is such a unique idea, I don't think there is anything quite like it. I'm really excited about the whole venture, hopefully it is going to take off quite well though its going to take people time to realise I'm here.”

Mr Jones added: “We've had a very good response in the first week of trading, it's been reasonably busy.

“I don't know of anything else like it, but I don't see why there shouldn't be.”

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