|David & family want to ensure that we keep the Shop & Post Office
open for the benefit of the local community…we can’t do this alone!
David is struggling to continue running the store as it stands and is looking to retire in the very near future. The business has been up for lease since the spring without a suitable lease been agreed. David, Lesley and Family have always been keen on the idea of making the store ‘community run’. This would not only secure the future of the shop, but would be a lasting legacy of Lesley’s and David’s service and dedication over the past 26 years.
What is a community shop?…“They are sustainable, co-operative businesses that respond directly to local needs and help residents take control over the future of their communities and secure the provision of essential services.”
For more information, visit the Plunkett foundation website www.plunkett.co.uk
This exciting opportunity has now arisen and now is the time for change! Although we have had some very good advice and guidance from experienced people we now need the help & support of local residents to make this happen and keep ‘the heart of the village’ running for many years to come. The future of the shop and the ‘community run’ solution will be raised at the next parish council meetings. Please come along, find out more and show your support.
Huby Parish Council meeting:
Tuesday 11th November 7.30pm at the Methodist Chapel.
Sutton on the Forest Parish Council meeting:
Wednesday 12th November 7.30pm at the Village Hall.
|In the interim David would be grateful for any reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to come and give it a try for a couple of hours a week. If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more, please pop into the shop or call 01347 810220 for a chat.|
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the last
26 years & good wishes through recent difficult times.
D. Barker & family