A NEW Costa coffee shop will open in the town centre this week.

Mayor of Swindon Maureen Penny will official cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new Costa coffee shop in Debenhams on The Parade.

Guests on Wednesday will enjoy the first cups of Costa’s famous Mocha Italia coffee from the brand new store at the official opening event.

The new store, located in Debenhams, brings a total of eight new jobs to the area - all of the roles have been filled by local people.

Donna Mulholland, the store's manager said: “We’re really excited to be joined by the Mayor for the official opening of the new store and are looking forward to welcoming customers and being an active part of the local community in Swindon, getting involved with events; providing the store as a meeting place and helping with fundraising.”

The shop has also put out an invitation to town community groups.

A Costa spokesman said: "If you host or are a part of any local community group and are looking for a place to hold your meetings, please feel free to pop into the new Costa store and have a chat with the manager."