Community Shop and Post Office

Contact: Karen Roberts - Manager - 01208 851839 

Anna Ambrose - Secretary - 01208 850990

annaambrose@yahoo.co.uk 

www.sttudyshop.co.uk  

Committee:

Chris Hawkins - Chairman

Bob King - Vice

Les Eastlake - Treasurer

Anna Ambrose - Secretary

Ian Hodges, Ryan Metters and Ros Draper 

Exciting Times for St Tudy!

 

Work has begun on the £165 000 Community Café adjoining the shop and should be completed by early November, in time for Christmas.

 

It will offer self service teas and coffees, homemade cakes, a book swap, arts and crafts, a memory cafe, office and learning space for people with additional needs. There will be a befriending service for the elderly, vulnerable, lonely, disabled or people recently discharged from hospital, recently bereaved, or carers for sick relatives.

 

A number of charitable organisations have supported the project; £106 000 from the Lottery funded Power to Change Trust, £2 000 from the Plunkett Organisation and £25 000 from the Prince's Countryside Fund. The balance of the overall estimated total cost of £165 000 has been made up partly by shop funds and partly by a Community Share Offer which was a condition of the Power to Change fund. The share offer met it's minimum requirement, but is still open in the hope of securing a facility of the highest possible quality.

 

It has been said that community co-operatives are a great leveller. They bring people together of all ages, backgrounds, interests and give them a purpose and an opportunity to interact. This can benefit new residents who want to meet their neighbours, young parents who feel isolated at home, teenagers seeking work and life experience, the retired seeking opportunities to remain active and those who live alone or are carers and have no other way of meeting people. Put simply, community shops and co-operative pubs reduce social isolation and loneliness and the shop team are dedicated to achieving this aim!

"Happy 6th Birthday and Congratulations on £107, 000 Funding Success"

''St Tudy Community Shop Crowned Best in Region for Contribution to Community"

Click here for full press release

''Community Ownership Awards 16 - Winners!"

''Community Ownership Awards 16 - SW Regional Finalist"

Click here for details

''Oatcakes - Yum!"

"Defibrillator is on its way . . ."

"Smart New Shop Signage - This Way Please . . ."

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"Happy 4th Birthday to the Shop Today"

''New FB Page Goes Live - Yaaaay!"

National Outcry

"Where are all the Mini Eggs? My local supermarket and the nearest Tesco have no stock, what's going on?"

Community Shop . . . while stocks last!

Mothering Sunday 15/4 - "Gifts a Plenty@the Shop"

The secret to every man's heart . . . junket?

Tuesday 27th January 2015: "Got any rennet, my husband loves junket"

Wednesday 28th January 2015: "Rennet in stock - junket love reigns!"

Although we cannot always guarantee to be as in this case,

faster than the internet,

we will always try to get what customers want - just ask.

We are truly community driven.

Who can resist fresh fruit and vegetables at Christmas?

Click here for December 2014 Newsletter p1

Click here for December 2014 Newsletter p2

Click here for Xmas Gallery

* * * * Volunteers * * * *

We always welcome new volunteers joining the

merry band who happily keep the Shop going.

Karen and Kim could not run the Shop without

them so we are very grateful to all those who give

their time so willingly.

Days that are particularly short of volunteers are

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, so if

anyone could offer a couple of hours on those days

please contact Maggie Lobb on 850389.

If there are any newcomers to the village who feel

they might like to help, please do remember it is a

great way to get to know others in the village, and

everyone is very friendly.

Just in case working the till is putting anyone off

then there are plenty of other jobs that need to be

done to keep the Shop running efficiently.

Click here for full Oct/Nov 2014 Newsletter

There are lots of new things now available from Sue's Kitchen at the Village Shop and of course all the old favourites including; red, white and blackcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry, and black cherry jams, sweet green bean, ripe tomato and plum chutneys.

Corn Bread, Spelt and Walnut, Spelt and Honey, Pain de Compagne, Donker, Sour Dough, Chia Seed and Focaccia - yummmm!

Hardys and Namaque wines on special offer too . . .

Have you tried these yet?  According to one customer, these are absolutely delicious and the best pilchards he has ever tasted . .

Click here to find out more from the May/June 14 Community Shop Newsletter 

 

 

Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 8am - 2pm and Sun 9am - 12pm

Personal banking, cash, mobile top ups and fishing licences, bread, cakes, pies and pasties, fresh fish and seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy and fresh meat products, newspapers, magazines, cards and stationery.