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BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated March 2015)

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Spring! There is a lot happening this month.

Sunday 1st March - St David`s day - daffodils on sale
Monday 2nd March to Sunday 8th March – British Pie week – 19 Gales supply us with some fantastic pies. Give it a try!
Saturday 7th March – Tickets on sale for the Breakfasts and Promise Auction in aid of the King George`s playing field.
Friday 13th March – Red Nose Day
Sunday 15th March – Mothering Sunday – cards and gifts available
Tuesday 17th March - St Patrick`s day - Guinness is good for you!!
Sunday 29th March - British Summer Time begins - don`t forget to put your clocks forward.

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!

Thanks

Corenna

 


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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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 they serve".

 

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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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SCHOOL TOKENS:

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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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