Please Support Your Community Shop

There are many ways in which you can help your community shop thrive, prosper and continue to be a focal point of village life. The three key ways to help are:

Use The Store

Purchasing just a few goods every week is the most important thing you can do.  It will help the shop survive. Everyone has busy lives and we are realistic to understand that most working families will probably purchase their main weekly/monthly shopping at a large supermarket. However, when we do open, please try and make a point of visiting the store on a regular basis to purchase your top up and specialty products.

Buy A Share

Please help by requesting a Share Application Form from the shop on ‭01283 821248. Alternatively, click the button at the bottom of this column to download a form electronically. The shares cost £20 each and are limited to one share per person. Please return the forms to the shop. The shop will operate under the Industrial and Provident Society Acts. Shareholders liability is limited but your share cannot either be sold or redeemed. Alternatively you can email and an application form will be sent to you by return. Remember, Shareholders do not have to live in the village to care about the shop!
Shareholders form Dec 2018.pages
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Volunteer Your Services

50-50 Club

Please do consider offering your services to help with the running of the shop. Volunteers are the life blood of the shop, without them we would be obliged to reduce our opening hours, this would reduce our income and our ability to pay our funded Manager. There are many different types of jobs to suit everyone's preferences; recycling, our deliveries, our collections of supplies, our bank runs etc. etc. The more people involved, the lighter the task becomes. Forms are available from the shop on which you can register your interest in volunteering to work for even a few hours in the shop. Alternatively, click the button at the bottom of this column to download a form electronically. Helping in the shop is really appreciated by customers and our community.
The shop has a ‘50/50’ Club for people who wish to support the shop, and to have an opportunity of winning cash prizes throughout the year. Contributions are made via a Standing Order of £5, on a monthly basis.(the standing order form can be downloaded at the bottom of this text) A draw, is made once a quarter, when half of the proceeds will be awarded as cash prizes.  
The Standing Order Instruction should be completed and sent to your bank. Please also let one of us know, in person that you are joining the Club, or by email to
This scheme is registered as an ESBC Small Society Lottery, number SL0306. 
50-50 Standing Order052.pdf
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Volunteer's Form.doc
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