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Dear Valued Volunteers and Members

We are holding our 2014 AGM on Thursday October 16th from 19:00 to 20:00 in the Village Hall and you are all invited

Refreshments will be served and the Directors will give a short summary of 2013/14 trading results, current trading and new developments

This will be followed by an open forum where we would like to hear your views and will discuss any new issues that you may like to raise

We hope you will join us

Kind regards

Paul Diver

A view of our tables and garden when we served cream teas to go with the Village Open Gardens at the end of June, 2013.

Our new canopy over the Shop door gives shade for the plants and flowers on sale and shelters our customers (and the papers)

See Shop News for more on what has been happening recently.

And see below in the sub-pages some of the articles we ran in past years. Our Community Shop wants to keep on improving its service to its customers.


Opening Hours


Monday - Friday: 8.00 am- 6.00 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.

So far we have had sufficient volunteers to have two working together as well as the manager. Men, women and young people are all welcome as volunteers. Please phone a number below if you too are willing to help.

Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop,
22, Wakerley Road, Barrowden LE15 8EP

Shop number 01572 748748
Or contact one of the shop Trustee Directors

Contact us

See more about the Site on the page The outside area

Welcome to the Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop! 

We are a shop located in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden.  But we want to be more than just a shop - we provide a range of services to the local community.  Find out more About us

We also try to be a centre of interest and activity for the village as a whole. So, when the Surgery closed down its Pharmacy, it was the Shop that organised a farewell gift and appreciation for Mustapha the pharmacist. We have also tried to note our own anniversaries with something a bit special too. There is no point in having both a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff within easy driving disance if you don't invite them to join you for special events. Read below for our accounts of their visits.

Read more about the beautiful village of Barrowden in the delightful County of Rutland on the village's own website.  See www.villagelinks.co.uk   The Community Shop is most grateful to the Barrowden Village web-site and its editors for their kindness in hosting pages for us in the past. Now that we have our own web-site it seems simplest for us to edit our content directly rather than needing to involve the Village's editors each time. Thank you for all their help to Caroline and Iain McBain. (Any errors or inadequacies in the web-site are ours alone now. Ouch!)

We hope you are enjoying 2014.

We hope too that our Community Shop is a part of your pattern in the present year. If it is not yet, then we hope it soon will be. We offer a wide range of goods, from everyday groceries like bread and milk through the regular needs of a household to gifts for friends and neighbours. Our wooden gifts, and our scarves and bags are popular with people wanting something a little different to give from Barrowden.

We reckon our prices compare well with the local High Street, and often too with the supermarkets. Well, perhaps not their special offers and catch-your-eye promotions, but what about all those items that creep up a bit to make up for the offers? We should love to do a proper price comparison of a sample basket of ordinary things, because, comparing like with like, we think we will come off very well. If you are willing to help with this, have a word with our Manager David Lewis  or one of the volunteers and hopefully they will point you in the right direction. Or write to us at <manager@barrowdenshop.org>. Do share your ideas about this or anything else about the Community Shop. We want it to be a genuine Community activity where all kinds of contributions are welcome.

Have you heard about our Awards from the Rural Community Council?  See Awards