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.
We have tickets available for Britain on Film tour, Railways and Rural Life. See the poster for details.
We have tickets for sale for the latest Avebury Players production an evening of entertainment including the pantomime Jack and The Beantin.
Josh 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.
If 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.
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.
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.
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.