BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated November 2015)
Sunday 1st November – the shop will be celebrating its 7th birthday. I would like to say a big thank you to all the shareholders, volunteers and customers, who have made the shop such a huge success.
Guy Fawkes Night – hot dogs, soup, jacket potatoes, hot chocolate, mulled wine - all here! We are also selling tickets for the school`s bonfire night.
Sunday 8th November – Remembrance Sunday – British Legion Poppies available at the shop
Barford Heritage Group will be having a launch day of their second book, ‘Barford Remembers 1914-1918 1939-1945’ on Sunday 8th November and then the book will be available in the shop to buy from Monday 9th.
`This book is a tribute to our men who died, those men who returned, and the families who lived in this Warwickshire village. It was written using personal reminiscences from those who lived here, with help from their families, archives, regimental museums and online resources. Most of the writers are also shop or post office volunteers, moonlighting! `
Monday 30th November – St Andrews day –Scotch Whisky, Scotch Broth, Scotts Porridge, Royal Edinburgh Shortbread Fingers – just to give you some ideas.
Thursday 3rd December – a date for your diaries! Carols around the tree on the green, followed by hot chocolate and a mince pie at the shop. Everyone welcome. Don`t forget to bring your singing voices and a good torch!!
Carrier bags – at the moment we rely on recycled carrier bags. If we find we are struggling for bags we may have to join the big supermarkets and start charging. Please help us and bring us your old carrier bags for recycling. Failing that, we do sell our branded Barford Village Shop bag!
We are starting to get our Christmas goodies in, so check out what we have to offer!
You will be surprised how much we can fit in the shop. Have you been in lately. You have a fantastic shop right on your doorstep, no need to drive, plenty of choice and prices to match the big supermarkets. Why go elsewhere?
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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