From 1st May 2022 the shop will be open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
From 1st June 2022 the shop will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
To make it a simpler or a more appealing task, from 1st June it is intended that the morning papers will be marked up with the shop closed. This is in the hope that more volunteers will be able to assist first thing in the morning, there are currently only two volunteers who do this regularly and we simply need more. We currently have sufficient numbers who are able to close the shop (although more are welcome) but the current closing time has not been popular with the volunteers. We have to remember the shop is run entirely by volunteers from the ordering, cleaning, paying in, liaising with other organisations, managing stock as well as the hour we all do working in the shop and everyone does this so that we can provide a vital village amenity.
David Wallis who has been opening up the shop on a regular basis for the last 10 years is reducing his hours in the shop from June, but he is not giving it up completely, a big thank you to David for all the years of service, we would not have the functioning shop we have today without him.