The shop will aim to stock fresh produce, general groceries and household goods which villagers and visitors want and need. The point of a community shop is not only to support the shoppers within the community but also the producers too.
Items will be reasonably priced and sourced from local suppliers where possible. As a member of the Plunkett Foundation, we will have access to a network of suppliers at discounted rates.
The café will seat 16 people inside and have decking outside that can seat a further 8.
If there is sufficient demand yes, you will be able to order your newspapers through the shop but spares will not be kept for general purchase.
No, although the café could have a book sharing shelf. The library van will (we hope) continue to come to the village.
Yes, experience from other community shops shows that this is essential.
The law requires that measures are taken to prevent alcohol being sold to underage customers. Therefore, the Manager and volunteers will have to have training so that they are familiar with age verification, e.g. Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card.
The Post office outreach will continue to come to the village 2 afternoons a week.
The shop and café will be for everyone, for the whole community, as well as passing trade. No matter what age or demographic, we aim for the shop to have something for everyone, from those who just want a daily paper and the occasional pint of milk to those who may need to do their weekly grocery shop and everyone in between.
Members have the added benefit of having a say in the running and development of the shop, by being able to vote on issues at public meetings.
There is no obligation to volunteer if you use the shop!