BARFORD VILLAGE SHOP
(Updated December 2016)
Christmas is fast approaching! We have plenty of gift ideas, wrapping paper, cards, wine, and a range of speciality foods for all your Christmas entertaining so make shopping an enjoyable occasion by supporting your local shop!
Have you seen the calendar with views of Barford? It’s an ideal present for friends and relatives who might like a reminder of our lovely village. We will also be selling Christmas cards on behalf of Myton Hospice.
The Christmas tree lights, on the village green, will be switched on at 5.30pm on Thursday 8th December. There will be carol singing around the tree and hot chocolate to finish. We hope you can all join us. Don’t forget to bring a torch!
The following opening hours over the Christmas and New Year festivities are dependent on our fantastic volunteers being prepared to give up their valuable time!
Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve – 8am to 3.30pm
Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day – Shop will be closed all day
Monday 26th December – Boxing Day – 9am to 11am
Tuesday 27th December – Bank Holiday – normal opening hours
Saturday 31st December – New Years Eve – 8am to 3.30pm
Sunday 1st January – New Years Day – 9am to 11am
Monday 2nd January – normal opening hours
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers and customers and wish you all a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
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
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.
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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