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Meet the Team – December 2020

Andy has been volunteering in the shop for 4 months.  He recently moved her from New Romney in Kent.  He moved here because in lockdown he met up with his partner on Facebook after 35 years.  Andy wanted to work in the shop to help out the village in these difficult times.

Previously Andy was in the Metropolitan Police for 25 years and has also worked as a motor vehicle engineer running his own business.   Andy is also a musician and plays the guitar, banjo, mandolin and Celtic bouzouki.

His favourite products are Ramsbury beer and Sumbler’s products.

Andy is very pleased to have moved to Avebury, and has no intention of moving away!


Meet the Team

Meet the Team – November 2020
Andrea has recently been employed as our part time/relief manager. She enjoys working in the shop because she feels it is not like working, and she enjoys meeting locals and visitors. Andrea’s favourite products are mead and Sumbler’s streaky bacon. Andrea also works in the Henge shop. Before she worked in the community shop she worked in a care home in Marlborough. She has lived in Avebury for 2 years and started working as a volunteer in the shop when she first moved to the village so that she could meet people. She got involved with the village pantomime through contacts at the shop. Andrea enjoys lots of local activities and being involved in the celebrations that take place throughout the year. She really enjoys helping to keep the shop open in these difficult times and serving the community and visitors.

Meet the Team – August 2020


Unfortunately, I have not been able to persuade anyone to be featured this month, so have resorted to talking to myself!

Michèle has been involved with the shop since the very beginning and was on the original steering committee.   She trained all the original shop volunteers and then took over as shop chairman from Dave Scattergood shortly after the shop opened.

Michèle believes that the shop is very important to the local community and hopes that it will continue to play an important part in the life of the village for many years to come.

Michèle works as a peripatetic brass music teacher and trombone player, so is only seen helping behind the counter rarely during school holidays, but she does work behind the scenes.   Her favourite products are milk, butter and cream from Berkeley Farm Dairy and products for baking including Wessex Mill flour for bread making.

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.

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