CODDENHAM COMMUNITY SHOP IS COMING !
Thank you all for your donations, pledges to buy shares and for the offers to volunteer with the Coddenham Community Shop.
So, where are we now?
With the share pledges received so far, the firm commitments to volunteer in the shop and the offers of a range of other practical support, means we are very much on track towards re-opening the shop by July/August. The banners up in the shop window demonstrate this. Thank you!
Our application to set up a Community Benefit Society has also been granted by the FCA- we are now Coddenham Community Shop Ltd. This means we can set up a bank account, organise the shop lease, issue the formal share prospectus, apply for grants, recruit a manager etc. – and generally get all the practical things going!
And this means you!
We are now firming up on the actual shop volunteering needs - the time commitments, training, shift patterns etc. We will come back with more details on this very soon – and particularly on how you would like this to work for you as a volunteer.
The other support offered has ranged from cake baking, cleaning, customer delivery, painting and decorating, shop fitting, plumbing and electrical, through to architectural, legal, accountancy and marketing and social media services – and lots more in between – so thank you all.
We will now of course be approaching a number of you very soon (if not already) with some initial specific requests for help. You have been warned – so thank you in advance.
It is going to be GO!
But a final reminder - it will be an even more comfortable GO! if we can confirm all the indications of support we have already had from around the villages.
So, if you haven’t done it yet, please complete one of the Expression of Support forms and send it back to us as soon as you can.
Forms are available here on the village website www.coddenham.website
You can return the forms to Rod Stanley-Bell at Coopers Cottage, School Lane, or David McDonnell at The Pink House, Church Rd, Coddenham.
Coddenham Community Shop Ltd.
CODDENHAM FOOD STORE