Last updated: 6th May 2020
The shop opening hours from 14th April onwards are 9am to 4.30pm Monday – Friday, 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday and 9.00am to 12noon Sunday.
The Post Office will be open between 9:00am and 11:30am, as well as 2:00pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
We are now offering deliveries to the housebound or those feeling anxious, who do not have anyone else to do their shopping for them. People are asked to phone or email their order, payments can be taken over the phone and then the delivery will be made by volunteers the next day or sooner if possible. (01275 472222 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are also taking measures to increase the safety of staff and volunteers in the shop:
A 'one in, one out' rule is in place, gloves and hand sanitiser are available at the entrance, people queue outside in 2m gaps, the shop till has been moved to the far end of the counter, away from the PO till, and a screen is going up around the PO area to keep the member of staff there isolated from the rest of the shop.
In an effort to comply with the Government requirements for social distancing it was decided to restrict the number of customers in the shop at any one time. Customers have been asked to use the hand sanitiser and disposable gloves provided. Staff and volunteers are provided with gloves and wash hands regularly. We thank everyone for being patient and respecting the requirements, thereby creating a safe environment for everyone.
Empty refillable glass bottles:
1 litre empty glass bottle £1 (one off payment)
1 pint empty glass bottle £1 (one off payment)
1 litre of milk £1.05
1 pint of milk £0.65
Our ‘new’ Winford Community Shop and Post Office Local is now open. It joins the growing network of community shops in our Region that are entirely community owned, managed and run.
The shop has been thoroughly refitted thanks to funding from the Leader programme, part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, managed in our area by local charity West of England Rural Network.
The shop is entirely run by volunteers with employed staff working in the post office. By shopping locally for some goods, you can help keep the shop at the heart of the community. Our team of staff and volunteers would love to meet new customers and receive your suggestions for increasing sales. If you would like to help in any way please call in to the shop. Additional volunteers to work in the shop for just two hours a week would be particularly welcome.
Any comments can be sent to email@example.com
The shop has been completely restocked with many new products to tempt regular customers and bring new ones in.
There is fresh bread daily, fresh veg, local eggs and potatoes, local bacon, ham, milk cheese and quiches as well as general grocery and household goods. The shop has a selection of wines and beers and farmhouse chutneys, biscuits and cakes as well as the popular children’s tuck shop and ice cream selection. Reducing plastic waste is a priority and you can refill your laundry and dishwashing liquid. A milk vending machine has just been installed, so you can buy milk in refillable glass bottles. A coffee machine will be arriving shortly, providing a range of fresh high quality beverages.
Suggestions for items to stock can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post office services include banking, bill payment, travel money and insurance as well as postal services. A good selection of greetings cards, stationery and packaging complements this service.
Thank you to everyone who has pledged to support the community shop and post office. So far we have pledges for just under £27,000 from 100+ people. Our target is to raise £30,000 and we are delighted that so many people want to be a part of this new venture.
If you missed the chance to pledge, you can still buy shares. Shareholders will become members of the Shop society and have a say in how the shop is run. You only need to buy one share at £25.00 each to have full voting rights.
The Steering Group have put together a Business Plan setting out the plans and financial forecasts for the shop. You can view a copy here. Copies of the Share Prospectus and Share Application form can be downloaded here and here. The Community Benefit Society Registration and Rules document can be downloaded here.