2018 is bringing some changes for our lovely shop & café. At the end of 2017 shop stalwart Karen Gregory stepped down from leading the day-to-day organisation but she will continue to volunteer behind the counter. A huge thank you to Karen for the amazing amount of work and goodwill she put in behind the scenes for the shop & café. It wouldn’t be the success it is without her drive and commitment over the past two years.
Karen’s responsibilities have been shared to spread the load and we’re delighted to have Annie Clark (01728 638130) running the volunteer rota; Georgina D’Sylva (01728 638174) looking after the cake rota, Helen Oldham (texts to 07879 476231) as savoury food coordinator and Jayne Stansfeld (01728 723495) managing the craft displays. We are still looking for a secretary though, to attend meetings four times a year and take minutes. More details are available from Tanya Newton (01728 638894).
The shop & café reopened on Monday 15 January after a short break over the festive season. For the moment we are not offering a lunch menu - instead, there will be a range of delicious homemade cakes and slices, and Helen’s various delicious savoury scones, served with chutney, as well as traditional teacakes. All accompanied by teas, coffees and other refreshments. So do come down for a tasty treat and to meet and chat with fellow villagers and friends from neighbouring communities.
You’ll also find some attractive new tables and chairs and a new ‘counter-style’ eating area - very trendy! On the shelves there is a range of beautiful locally made crafts and some supplies including eggs, preserves and chocolates.
Our opening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 to 13:00. We are also open on the first Sunday of each month from 15:00 to 17:00, with the exception of April when we shall be open on 8 April because 1 April is Easter Sunday.
Sales of our 2018 calendar went very well indeed - thank you! - and there are still a few copies available if you would like to purchase one and support shop funds. They cost £7 each and feature glorious photography and recipes.
Walking Wednesdays continue at 10:00, starting and finishing at the shop, so do join this friendly group to stretch your legs and enjoy some good conversation.
As ever, we are always delighted to welcome new volunteers so if you’d like to join our amazing team then please contact Annie (01728 638130) for further information. We are grateful for as little or as much as you can offer.
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