A pair of Braunton businessmen who felt there was not enough work in the village for young people have set up a new drive-in car wash.

Local Lads Car Wash opened today (Friday) and is right on the main road on the old Orchard Filling Station site by the Agricultural Inn.

It has been set up by John Leson and Dave Holmes and offers a while-you-wait car wash service seven days a week from 8am-7pm.

John said he was keen to set the business up to create somewhere for his son Callum and nephew Liam to work, as well as other local youngsters.

He said: “There was no work for my son so I wanted to make sure I could do something for him.

“We are setting it up but then hopefully we are going to leave them to it.”

The site will employ five to six people and will also offer a loyalty scheme for locals in the EX33 postcode area – with a free wash after five washes.