There were lots of seasonal "goodies" to tempt you, as
well as stands by local Aromatherapist Katie. Our very own flower lady,
Amanda, who was displaying, and taking orders for Christmas Door
Wreaths and table decorations. Also due was local author Harri
Romney at the shop to sign copies of her delightful children's
books. There were of course coffee, cakes and some hot food available
during the day, which ran from 10am until 4pm.
This was what happened at our 2013 Fun Day.
SHOP SUMMER FUN DAY AND DOG SHOW
Our summer FUN DAY was on Saturday 31st August between 12 noon and 4pm. The Dog
Show (in the Surgery Field, behind the Shop) was between 2 and 4pm.
There was lots to do, lots to buy and lots
to eat and drink, including some childrens fun activities, BBQ and Cream Teas
and Ice Creams.
Note the next day. Come and stay.
MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS.
Changes accomplished and yet to come.
At a meeting of Shop Members and Volunteers, in June 2013, the Chair of the
Trustee Directors, Sheila Saunders, reviewed the improvements
accomplished as a result of the two recent Grants awarded under the
Awards for All programme and the Village S.O.S. Fund. The first provided for the new open chiller, the outside canopy above the entrance and some air conditoning improvements. The
second had provided the salary for the Assistant trainee manager,
Michaela Hopkins, for one year together with the reconstruction of the
counter area, the large upright glass fronted freezer, a dish washer, an
outside plant container, the setting up of Post Point, and in the
Coffee Shop area, new lighting, a dresser, display units and the new
tables and chairs. As with all such Grants, much preparation is needed
to assess the probable costs accurately, then actually to spend the
money within the time specified, and finally to gather all the paperwork
together to prove that the money has been spent in line with the
day of the Meeting, 20th June 2013 was a day of great rejoicing because
that afternoon the final papers had been posted by Recorded Delivery,
happily now available through the Post Point arrangements.
then briefly reviewed the progress of the Shop project from the initial
meeting in May 2005, with the motto "A Shop owned by the community to
serve the community". Four of the original 11 who offered to explore
possibilities for a Shop were still involved, and Sheila thanked them
and all those who had been involved since then.
felt that the recent physical changes plus the establishment of Post
Point and the more recent introduction of the Coffee Shop Lunch-time
menu meant that the Community Shop was at a very positive and slightly
calmer stage of its life. In the light of this both she and Gill Coleman
were looking to lessen some of their current responsibilities. David
Fry would be standing aside as a Director as a result of his recent move
Directors were looking very hard at a some fresh arrangement for the
sharing of duties and responsibilities in the light of their past
experience. They were open to ideas and suggestions from Members and
meeting then heard from the Manager, David Lewis, Janet Maguire on the
re-organising of the art and craft section, Carol Harding on the new
Coffee Shop menu, and Kay Bagshaw on the volunteers rota. Others also
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