Village Shop Up-Date
Many thanks to those of you who responded to the questionnaires sent out in March. The response was very good indeed with 134 people completing the questionnaire. You can see the summarised results by clicking on this link: https://surveyhero.com/results/125134/df4cb60a70c2a516be0417cdff1aabc6
In the meantime, the shop has been advertised, in the hope that someone would take on the business as a commercial venture. There was some interest from one or two serious contenders but unfortunately, neither of these came to fruiton.
It seems then that the Community Shop proposal, which we now know at least 30% of the village supports, is the only way to retain this very valuable resource.
We – a small informal group of 4 villagers – have enlisted the support of an organisation called the Plunkett Foundation, who will guide us through the process of setting up a Community Shop. We understand that the first step is likely to be a public meeting at which we hope to establish firm commitment from interested people, particularly in the first instance in forming a management committee. We hope this will take place very soon, in the community hall. We will make direct contact with those people who expressed a wish to be involved but will also announce on this website and put up posters in the usual places. If there’s time, and people available, we hope to follow up with a letterbox drop throughout the village. So – watch this space for further details of the public meeting.