Gary’s blog

Hello everyone.

I know that many of you are desperate to know what’s happening with the Post Office, so I’d like to start with an update. We met with two representatives from Post Office Ltd on 6th September, and on 11th September we submitted our application to re-open the Post Office in the Shop. This is currently being reviewed by Post Office Limited. Our current plan is, once approved, to initially open Mon-Fri 8am to 1pm and use the existing fortress. As soon as there is any update, we will update you through the usual channels (notice in the Shop, Facebook, email etc).

We are excited to announce that on Sunday 8th October we will have the Alpher Coffee van parked outside the Shop offering samples of their delicious coffee. Alpher Coffee is a brand created by Colombian entrepreneurs in the UK to support Colombian smallholder coffee farmers. They import this Colombian coffee to the UK to offer the possibility for everyone to enjoy a selected high-quality coffee, while improving the living conditions of small Colombian farmers. We’re delighted to be selling Alpher Coffee in the Shop. Please come along for a taste!

We have two new wines in the Shop: Les Volet Malbec and Boutinot Les Coteaux Cotes Du Rhone Villages. According to Taurus Wines the latter is their current bestseller. We have these on offer at 10% off the marked price during October.

Finally, a quick reminder about our AGM in the Winn Hall on Wednesday 11th October at 7pm followed by drinks and nibbles – see you there!

With best wishes from Gary and all the staff, volunteers, and Shop Committee members.

October 2023