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(Updated April 2017)

The Directors give notice that the 10th Annual General Meeting of Barford Village Shop CIC will be held at 8:00 pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017 in Barford Memorial Hall.

The business will include but not exclusively:

 Approval of 2016 AGM minutes

 Chairman’s report

 Presentation of 2016/17 accounts

 Appointment of directors

 Special resolution for the company to buy back shares

 Any other business the Chairman may allow

The meeting is open to all shareholders.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lighter and brighter days!

The Lions Easter Egg is in the shop. Please support this great charity. You could be the lucky winner of the big egg. Winner will be announced in the May edition.

Friday 14th April – Good Friday – normal shop hours

Sunday 16th April – Easter Sunday – the shop will be open as normal depending on volunteer cover

Monday 17th April – Easter Monday – normal shop hours

Friday 21st April – The Queen`s 91st birthday

Sunday 23rd April – St George`s day - roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, or good old sausage and mash!

April is a big sporting month (Boat Race, Golf Masters, Grand National, London Marathon, Football, Rugby, Tennis and lots more) – get your supplies from the shop.

New volunteers and shareholders always welcome. It is the social hub of the village. Why not become part of it?

This is your local community shop – owned by the community – manned by volunteers – giving back to the community.

Hope to see you all soon.


Why not volunteer?

Could you find three hours each week (or fortnightly or even monthly) to volunteer for a shift at the shop?

For almost eight years, the shop has never had to close through lack of staff, however gradually some volunteers have fallen by the wayside and it is now getting difficult to fill some shifts, particularly at weekends. We need to resolve this situation to avoid reducing the shop's openeing hours.

So how about volunteering for a three hour shift each week? If you can't manage to commit to weekly, once a fortnight or even once a month will be of considerable help.

Not only will you be providing a useful service to the community but you may find it good fun and meet and make a lot of new friends!

Go on, give it a try.

Call Corenna on 624 075.

Are you a shareholder in the Shop?
If not, now is your chance to join in a truly successful community enterprise.

The Board of Directors are very much aware that, in order to ensure the long term viability of the Shop, it will be necessary to have a strong active shareholder register.

In order to maintain the membership, which has dwindled over the past six years, we are offereing the opportunity to get involved and become a Shareholder.

Shares are avaiable at £20 ech (maximum of one per person) by completing the simple applicaiton form available from the Shop and retruning, along witha cheque made out to Barford Village Community Interest Company.

Membership will give you the right to attend both General and Annual Meetings with full voting rights and an opportunity to put yourself forward as a Director of the Company.

Latest offers in the Shop are featured on our website.

We are on Facebook, join us and you will hear about anything that is happening when it happens!

The Post Office is open Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 5:15pm.

Take care and see you in the shop soon!



Question - What is Barford Village Shop?
Answer - It is a community shop, manned with volunteers, friends, neighbours, who give up their time to help. The shop sells local products from local suppliers, grown and produced locally, transported to us with less fuel, helping to keep the carbon footprint down. It supports the village and the local community. We seem to forget what it is all about, take it for granted. It becomes convenience. So next time you are served by one of our volunteers, just remember they are here because they want to.

As always, if anyone would like to be a volunteer, just pop into the shop to see what it is all about. We are a very friendly bunch and all our volunteers are approachable. Thanks for your continued support.

If you have any comments or queries about the shop or would like to volunteer and join our friendly team, our manager or call 01926 624075. We look forward to seeing you in the shop soon.

Corenna Jennings

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We are delighted that the shop received "special recognition" in the 2010 national Civic Trust Awards. This prestigious award is given to projects for their "strong community initiative and positive impact on the people they serve".


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Open a newspaper account at the Village Shop.

Click here to download a newspaper account form (PDF 47k)

Print off and complete the form; then bring it into the shop at least one week before you wish to start taking your newspapers or magazines.

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Tokens from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Times and Nestle Cereals.

Barford Village Shop has offered to collect the tokens for the school from Barford residents with no children at the school.

Sainsbury’s - Earn one Active Kids voucher for every £10 spent at any Sainsbury's store, including groceries online or at Sainsbury's petrol stations.

Tesco - One voucher is given for every £10 spent in Tesco stores and petrol filling stations in a single transaction.

Please help your local school and start collecting now!

Click here for the School webpage.

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We marked the start of the build with a ‘sod-cutting’ event on Saturday 1st March 2008 carried out by James Plaskitt MP. Click here for photo gallery.

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Village Shop logo

Main Contact:
Corenna Jennings 624075

The Village Shop phone number is 01926 624075

The Grand Opening of the Village Shop took place on Saturday 1st November 2008. Click here for the photo gallery.

Click here for photo gallery of the first birthday party