BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated June 2016)
After being nominated and reaching the finals of the Countryside Alliance ‘Rural Oscars’, a group from the shop went to a special event at the House of Lords on 27th April.
We eagerly awaited the announcement of the winner and were thrilled to learn that, out of 13 finalists in the ‘Village Shop and Post Office’ category, we were awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate (we came 2nd in the whole country!).
Congratulations to everyone who is involved with running our wonderful shop and many thanks for all the support from our customers. It’s a fantastic achievement and we couldn’t have done it without you!
And then in May we had more excitement with a visit to the shop from HRH the Duke of Kent after he had officially opened the playing fields. He thought the shop was lovely and suggested that we try for the Queen`s Award - something to consider in the future maybe?
By the time you read this we will have had our AGM. It’s been another successful year and, as you know, all the profits have gone back into the community - one of the many good reasons to shop locally. Our product range changes weekly so come and see us for your seasonal items and local products!
Friday 10th June – Euro 2016 starts.
Sunday 19th June – Father`s Day, cards and gifts available at the shop
Monday 20th June – the longest day
Monday 27th June – Wimbledon starts – Pimms, Strawberries and cream and of course Robinson`s!
New volunteers are always welcome so why not come and join our successful team? Pop into the shop for more information.
Why not volunteer?
Would you like to be a volunteer in the shop? We are always looking for new recruits. Being a volunteer is a great way to meet new people, finding out what is going on and just being a part of this great community. No experience needed. You will receive full training and always be on a shift with another volunteer. Go on give it a try, you will find it greatly rewarding.
We have daily treats with the West`s Bakery, jam doughnuts, lardy cakes, pineapple tarts, custard tarts, iced buns, croissants, pain au chocolate and Eccles cakes.
Please support your local village shop, we have all you need, good quality products at great prices, and you can leave your car at home!!
Barford Village Shop is manned by volunteers. Many of the volunteers have been with us since the shop opened in November 2008. The shop donates its profit to the Barford Community Charity, which helps local causes.
New volunteers always welcome, pop into the shop for more information. It is a great way to meet new people and be part of the community.
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 ay £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 opprotunity 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.
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CIVIC TRUST AWARD FOR VILLAGE SHOP
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
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OPEN A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT:
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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SOD CUTTING EVENT:
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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