HALSTOCK VILLAGE SHOP Phone: 01935 891 781
Welcome to Halstock Village Shop and Post Office, run by the community, for the community.
Whatever you want, we probably sell it! If not we'll do our best to get it.
All the basics - newspapers, a wide selection of magazines, milk, locally baked bread from the bakery on the A303, local produce including Liberty Orchards balsamic vinegar and Sam's sausages, produced here in Halstock, and some of the best offers on wine iin the area!
Plus those irritating odds and ends that you run out of, like batteries, clothes pegs, balls of string, bin bags and reading glasses.
And we don't stop at selling you things! Whether it's reading Rachel's poetic contributions, checking the football results, picking up your prescription, having a cup of coffee or just catching up on village gossip, we have it.
Shop opening hours : Post Office :
Monday 8.00am to 6.00pm Open from 9.00am to 1.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday
Wednesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 8.00am to 12.00 noon
The current building is owned by the commmunity and run by Halstock Village Shop limited, a not-for-profit organisation.
Any profits are ploughed back into the community through Halstock Village Trust.
The shop has been operating in its present format since 1st February 2013.
It is managed on a day to day basis by the manager, Barry Dennis and two assistant managers, Rachel Hamlin and Penny Whittingham, with oversight from the Shop Committee of Halstock Village Shop limited.
Additional help in running the shop comes from a team of volunteers, who generally work between three and eight hours a week.
There has been a community owned shop in Halstock in various locations for twenty-five years.
May 2018 Update
My hopes last month that the awful weather in March would improve were dashed and as I write this, it is gloomy, wet and miserable! Let’s hope that May is better!
There have been changes in the shop, however, and Rachel left to enjoy an outdoors’ life. We hope that the rain stops for her soon! Thank you Rachel for all your hard work and being the Shop’s Poet Laureate. Your erudite comments on the board outside the shop will be missed! We wish you well in your new endeavour.
So, goodbye Rachel and hello Graham. Graham Bryan has moved up from Devon and he will be living in Halstock. We hope that he will enjoy being a part of the team. Please be sure to say “Hello” to Graham when you see him in the shop.
The shop Easter Raffle to name the “Bunny” raised £42.00 for St. Margaret’s Hospice. On the day of the draw, volunteer Rosemary Clary was in the shop and kindly made the draw. First prize was won by Sebastian Langdon who named the “Bunny” – Goofy! Good choice!! I won the bottle of wine (I assure you it was a fluke!!) and the selection of Borders biscuits was won by Katherine Singleton. Thank you to everyone who entered and so helped support the charity.
Finally my marketing spot!! Summer cannot be far away (can it??) so that must mean that BBQ’s and drinks on the patio must be in the offing! Don’t forget to get your BBQ gas canisters or local Halstock charcoal (hand fired by Rick Smith) for the cooking and we also have the finest rump steak available. Have you tried it yet??
We always have a good selection of wines, spirits, ciders and beers so be sure to check out our stock. We also have a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks.
Holidays will soon be on the agenda so those of you venturing abroad, remember the Post Office offers:
For home use you can purchase International Phone Cards which allow you to make international calls at great rates and even some free weekend calling.
New philatelic issues are available:
Check out all of the Post Office offers when next visiting the shop!
Tony Woodroffe on behalf of the Community Shop Committee
April 10th 2018