BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated May 2015)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2015 AGM will be held on Wednesday May 20th at 8:00pm in Barford Memorial Hall.
The meeting is open to all shareholders.
Among the business to be transacted will be the appointment of new directors. Two directors have to stand down this year under the 6 year rule and we will be looking to appoint replacements for these posts.
If you, as a shareholder, would like to take a more active part in running The Shop now is your chance.
For further details of the duties etc. contact William Worrall, Company Secretary, 24 High Street, Barford. 01926 624407
I hope you are all well and looking forward to the warmer weather!
Lions Easter Egg Raffle - the winner was Sheila Reed, congratulations!
May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4th May and Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25th May – shop open as normal (depending on volunteer cover).
Don’t forget our AGM on Wednesday 20th May. All shareholders welcome. Forms are available at the shop for anyone who would like to become a shareholder. Shares cost only £20 each and you get a say in the future of the shop.
Please encourage all your family, friends and neighbours to use the shop. We have great products at great prices - not as expensive as you think. We really do have some great local products as well as your normal everyday items.
We need volunteers for the weekend shifts to keep the shop open for the hours that we currently operate. You can either do a permanent shift or float, depending on your lifestyle.
Saturdays 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sundays 10.30am to 1.30pm (every other week)
Please support your local community shop
Barford Village Shop is manned entirely 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.
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.
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. We also need more shareholders. For £20 share per person over the age of 18, you get a say in what happens to the shop.
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.
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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