As part of our environmental policy, we have decided to charge 5p for carrier bags at the community shop. All the money made from the sale of carrier bags will be paid to our designated charity.
We have also reduced the cost of our reusable bags to £1.70 so we are selling them at cost price. Why not pop in and buy an attractive fabric bag at a very low cost. They last for years – I have had mine since the shop opened and they are still going strong.
As part of our policy to provide good value basics for locals, we have reduced the price of bread and milk. Our new prices are shown below.
|Large Harvest Brown
|Small White Tin
|1 Litre Milk
|2 Litre Milk
At Avebury Community Shop we start them young. Here are some pictures of our youngest volunteer.
In October 2015, our shop was presented with the Village Retail Award at the Community First annual awards ceremony in Devizes. Here is a picture of Michele Lomas, our Chairman, being presented with the award by Community First’s Vice President, William Wyldbore-Smith.
The cup and certificate are on display in the shop.
Its hard to believe that Avebury Community Shop opened six years ago – the years seem to have passed in a flash!
Back in 2007 the village had been hit by the closure of the local primary school, then the shop and the village post office shut early in 2008. A public meeting showed that there was great enthusiasm for a community shop, so a steering committee got together and arranged the necessary funding and permissions to launch the new Avebury Community Shop with a grand opening in March 2009.
Since then the shop has gone from strength to strength – if you haven’t visited us yet please do, and if you’re one of our regular customers and/or a volunteer then thank you for all your wonderful support – here’s to the next six years!