Formula One car makes flying visit at service station open day

Official open day of Pocklington Services
Official open day of Pocklington Services

Thousands of people attended the open day of a service station on the outskirts of Pocklington, which opened with a ‘bang’ thanks to a flying visit from a Ferrari Formula One racing car.

The two-day event at the £2million Brookfield Group-owned Pocklington Services, near the A1079, was officially opened by the chairman of RMI Petrol Retailers’ Association, Brian Madderson, as well as Pocklington mayor, councillor Paul West, town crier Geoff Sheasby and representatives from Shell.

Members of Pocklington Rugby Club’s under nine team, which is sponsored by Pocklington Services, also attended the event.

The Nisa Local store officially opened along with a Subway, Costa Coffee, Fresh Bake bakery and amenities such as car valeting.

Raj Patel, from The Brookfield Group, said: “The open day was an outstanding success thanks to the help of the Nisa team who did a fantastic job in a short space of time.

“It was a great way to introduce ourselves to the community and show them what services and fantastic products we have to offer. Crowds of people attended to take advantage of the special open-day offers including free Costa Coffee, the popular face painting and a free Subway when a 99p drink was bought.”

Raj intends to broaden their services even further by expanding the development by summer 2015 with a restaurant and coffee drive-through.