Author Archives: Michele Lomas

New Products

We have lots of lovely new products in stock.   Check out our new fudge and shortbread boxes with photographs courtesy of one of our volunteers Angela Norman.

 

We also have some lovely individual cheesecakes and some vegetarian slices, vegetarian scotch eggs and beautiful layered pies.

 

Meet The Team – Lynda

Meet the Team – Lynda

Lynda Saunders is one of our shop managers.   She shares the job with Lyn Bennett-Nutt.   Lynda was brought up in Swindon and now lives in Winterbourne Monkton.   She started volunteering in the shop shortly after she moved here and then became relief manager before being appointed manager about 3 years ago.   Lynda enjoys meeting the customers and getting to know locals.   Her favourite products are Vicarage Lane Cakes and flapjacks; her husband likes the Ramsbury Beers.   Lynda spends a lot of her spare time with her 3 grandchildren (she looks far too young to be a granny!).   She also enjoys travelling, going to the theatre and all Winterbourne Monkton’s social activities such as the Wine Club and the Village club.

 

Thank You to The National Trust

Thank you to the National Trust for providing us with Hope Cottage and for maintaining the property for us so well.   The National Trust provides us with the building at a very low rent in recognition of the valuable service we provide to the local community.   We are very grateful for this support, because without such a lovely building in the heart of the village we would not be able to function.

 

Meet the Team – Josh

IMG0118AJosh is one of our youngest volunteers.   He started volunteering at the shop two years ago before he went to university.   He enjoyed working in the shop so much that he has come back again this summer to help in his holidays.

Josh is studying Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire and has just finished his first year.   His ambition is to be a programmer as he loves solving problems.

Josh’s favourite product is Olive bread which he likes as it is difficult to find in other shops.

Josh enjoys volunteering because of the fantastic managers we have in the shop.   He also loves talking to the customers and especially all our visitors from far and wide.

Picnic Time

picnic 2If you are planning a picnic, don’t forget that the shop stocks lots of things to help.   We have cold meats, pies, slices, vegetarian pies and vegetarian pasties, fruit, yoghurts, drinks, crisps and everything you could need to make your picnic go with a swing.

 

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed

We need more volunteers in the shop. Would you like to come and help? We need shop assistants, but if you would like to help in the background we also need bakers to work for about an hour and a half making bread. We are a very friendly group and would welcome you with open arms.   Please call into the shop and ask for Lyn, Lynda or Holly or phone on 01672 539200.   See our volunteer profiles for details of why our volunteers love working in the shop.

Carrier Bag Policy

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.

 

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