Easter 2017

Special events for Easter 

Raffle for a bottle of champagne and a Magnum Easter Egg & Chocolates; just £1 a go and it will be drawn on Saturday 15th April. Get your ticket/s now.

Wine offer extended, just £12 for 2 bottles of the wines in the offer or £6.75 for a single bottle.

 

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Important Message from the Chairman

Stokeinteignhead Community Shop has for some time now been trading on a “wing and a prayer”  in fact, we are still open simply because of the generosity and goodwill of a number of villagers, either directly, or indirectly, through the Parish Council.

 

I would also like to give a big thank you to all who helped with, and came along to the recent comfort Lunch at the Village Hall. Organised by the Village Hall Committee to support our Shop, Church and Village Hall, it was a great effort, and our share of the money raised will be used directly to keep the Shop open and the lights on !

 

Yes, its always a difficult time through the darker winter months, but this last December we saw what was by far the lowest sales figures for that period, almost since the shop opened.  Our loyal customers did their bit, the individual spend increased…. But where were the rest of you?

 

The shop was only closed on Christmas day.  If there were papers to sell we were there, milk, bread, mince pies, stuffing, all just waiting to be bought.

 

We try and keep the shop well stocked and on occasions this inevitably means some wastage, but every time you see a loaf or loaves reduced on the counter it means that most of the profit from that days bread has gone, and we’re probably paying you 30p to take it away!

 

Obviously we can’t carry on like this and Orsman’s meat and Jacksons fish are particular problems. Just as fresh as the day it was delivered, but once frozen and in the shop freezer that’s where it stays.

We have decided that we must reduce this stock. So now is your chance to take advantage of the managers special offers and fill up your freezer !

 

On a slightly different tack, the Shop Management Committee has dwindled to a few hardy soles with sore heads. (just 3 of us at the last two meetings) We need your time.  We need some fresh ideas, new enthusiasm, help us to keep your Shop alive and not just breathing. Members of the present Management Committee will be standing down at the next AGM in June,  Who’s going to Stand Up ?

 

If you would like any futher information then please contact the Committee via the shop.

 

Dave Brown

Chairman Community Shop.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

The AGM will be held on MONDAY  27th June in the Village Hall. Please look out for your letter with more details arriving in the next few weeks.

This year we need all the villagers support more than ever!

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Advertising in the shop

It has been decided to revert to the original shop committee’s decision not to have notices displayed in the windows. We hope you will agree that the main window looks better now all the paper posters have been removed. The smaller window will be used to keep you updated on the shops seasonal activities eg Valentines, Easter. When there is no seasonal produce for us to promote other organisations may use this window for promotional activities at the managers discretion.

The internal community board will continue to be available to local organisations. The boards in the front window remain for commercial organisations to advertise on at a small charge.

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Beat the bag tax

We now have the original long handled village shop bags back at just £2.99. Several customers who bought one when the shop opened still have it. They last well and being cotton can be scrumpled up and put in pockets without damage.

At 5p a go for plastic now its got to make sense to get your self a long lasting bag for all your shopping.

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LOYALTY CARD

From the 1st June your local shop is introducing a loyalty card. For every £10 spent in a single transaction you will get your card stamped. After you have collected 8 stamps on your card you will be entitled to 10% off your next shop.

Come in to the shop and collect your card anytime after the 1st June …….. or better still come and collect one at the cook book launch party on Sunday 14th June in the Village Hall, complete with Sunday lunch for just £10.

Or at the AGM (again in the village hall) on 24th June at 6.30 …….. and a chance to taste the wine we stock and order any that take your fancy!

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5th Birthday party

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Hope you enjoyed a cake and taster of wine with us last Saturday.

Look out for more photos of the celebrations in the Mid Devon Advertiser this Friday.

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