BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated November 2018)
Serving our three villages and the surrounding area!
Come and visit your local community shop for all your daily requirements.
We stock a wide range of products, many of them locally sourced:-
West’s bread - Free range eggs - Fresh fruit and veg - Pies & pastries
Kenilworth honey - Fresh meat - Local beers - and much more!
Plus …. don’t forget our many other services:-
Post Office counter on weekday afternoons
Cafe - Internet
Phone top ups - Printing/copying - Book share - Local information
Become a shareholder or even a volunteer - it’s a great way to meet people and be part of your local community!
Manager’s Message …
On November 1st, we celebrate our 10th birthday! I would like to thank all the volunteers for keeping the shop open every day except Christmas Day for 10 years. Many of our volunteers have been with us since we opened, that is dedication! Help us celebrate with a slice of cake on Thursday 1st November.
Spend over £10 between Monday 29th October and Wednesday 7th November and you will be entered into our celebration draw to win a fabulous hamper. Exclusions apply.
We have a new meat supplier – Barry the Butcher. The meat is excellent. Choose from pork, beef, mince, meatballs and much more. We can order your Sunday joint for you.
Fowlers cheese is also back on sale at the shop.
FABS Bonfire Party on Saturday 10th November, tickets on sale in the shop.
Christmas gifts now on sale at the shop, don’t miss out on something different. Again this year we will be selling Myton Hospice Christmas cards.
Date for your diary, Carols around the tree Thursday 6th December, start time 5.30pm. Carols, mince pie and a hot chocolate.
WANTED - We are now recruiting new volunteers. Weekends and week day early shifts are hard to cover. Would you be willing to join our team? Come and see Corenna in The Shop if you are interested. The shop celebrates 10 Years of trading this November and you could be part of that success story!
See you in the shop soon!
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!!
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
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
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
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
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
2:45pm 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.
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
Barford Village Shop has offered to collect the tokens
for the school from Barford residents with no children at
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
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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