June Update

Changes to Opening Hours in June – Shop Closed 20th and 21st June.
We are sorry but we are going to close the shop on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June. We hope that this does not cause inconvenience to anyone.

We are also keeping our opening hours under review during the Pandemic and may be forced to close at short notice.

Thank you
From everyone in the community we would like to thank all our volunteers and staff for keeping the shop open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to all the new volunteers who have come forward to help the shop recently. We are still looking for new volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact the shop on 01672 539200.
Thanks to Adam Lomas for building a screen in front of our till to protect our volunteers.

Stock availability
Thank you to our managers for doing an amazing job of keeping the shop stocked with essential items. They manage to find items which the supermarkets are often short of such as flour, pasta and eggs.

Extension of Free Delivery Service
Avebury Community shop will be providing a FREE delivery service of food and other essentials to anyone in our
local villages who is in self isolation due to the Coronavirus. This is an extension of the service we already provide to the elderly and others in our community who are unable to get to the shop.
Please call 01672 539200 to arrange a delivery. We would prefer payment by card, but can accept cash on delivery if necessary.

Easter Closures

Easter Closures
Please note that the shop will be closed on
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please could you pass this information onto anyone you know who uses the shop and may not see this.   Thank you.

Meet the team – Susan

Susan specialises in baking and does the Sunday morning baking shift alternating with her sister Margery. She is also learning to do the till with the help of Gillian, our very capable Sunday morning volunteer. She has been working in the shop for about four years. Susan wanted help in the shop because it is a worthwhile enterprise and her mother uses the shop a lot. She thinks it is important that the shop stays open and this is why she volunteers.
Before she retired, Susan was a university and college lecturer teaching English literature and study skills.
Susan’s favourite products are the local jam and marmalade and Brinkworth yogurt.
Susan runs a book group in her spare time and also enjoys ceramic sculpture and does other voluntary work.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

Revised Opening hours 10am-4pm every day 

To protect our volunteers, staff and customers we are limiting access to:-

  • One customer in the shop at any one time

 If there is already a customer in the shop, please wait outside until they leave.

We are limiting customers to 2 of any item purchased

Thank you

URGENT REQUEST – PET FOOD NEEDED

Please could you help?

We need donations of pet food to support people who can’t afford to feed their pets at this time.

The urgent need is for cat food, but we are also collecting dog food.

Would you be able to donate some food to help please?

Please leave any donations in the box and we will make sure that they are distributed to those in need. Thank you.

Response to Coronavirus

Deliveries during Coronavirus
Avebury Community shop will be providing a FREE delivery service of food and other essentials to anyone in our community who is in self isolation due to the Coronavirus. This is an extension of the service we already provide to the elderly and others in our community who are unable to get to the shop.
Please call 01672 539200 to arrange a delivery. We would prefer payment by card, but can accept cash on delivery if necessary.
Shop opening hours
We are having to revise our shop opening hours due to a number of our volunteers being unable to help at this time. We will be open every day between 10am and 4pm.
Appeal for help
If you would like to help the shop to remain open, please consider volunteering with us. Please phone 01672 539200 if you are able to volunteer.

Meet the team – Judy

Judy has lived in the village for 40 years.   She has volunteered in the shop since it first opened, and was on the original steering group which was formed to open the shop.

Judy enjoys working in the shop because she gets to hear all the village news and gets to meet lots of people.   She normally likes to work the Monday morning shift.

Judy is also on the Social Centre committee, secretary of the WI and treasurer of Avebury players.

Her favourite products are fruit and vegetables and local Sumbler pies and pasties.

Meet The Team – Sue

Sue moved to the village in October last year.   She started working in the shop in January this year.   Sue had moved to Avebury from West Swindon and saw appeals for volunteers on the internet and in the parish newsletter and wanted the opportunity to meet people in the local area.  She then got her husband, Graham, to volunteer as well.  Sue works full time for the Nationwide and has worked there for 29 years, but she still finds time to volunteer twice a month in the shop.  In her spare time, Sue likes to sing with the Nationwide choir which raises money for charities. Her favourite products are Ramsbury gin, Sumbler’s Marlborough pasties and the freshly baked bread.   Sue likes to work in the shop because “it is a great way to meet people and all the volunteers, staff and customers are lovely.”

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