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.

Halstock Community Shop

 

November 2018 Update

(Lottery Funded)

 

 

Perhaps like me, you are you are missing Rachel’s poetry offerings on the blackboard outside the shop, so here is little bit of Keats to welcome the season. Though by the time of your reading we may be waving autumn goodbye.

 

 

SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

 

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

 

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

 

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;

 

To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,

And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

 

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

 

With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

 

And still more, later flowers for the bees,

 

Until they think warm days will never cease;

For Summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells.

 

 

 

Which is a natural link to the shop now supplying Bridport’s organic cider under the name of ‘Dorset Nectar’ – a poem in itself – and if you are a cider drinker, or think you might become one then definitely worth a try!

There is also a new range of wines on the shelves, and the Christmas offers will be coming later this month, we’ll be competitive with the supermarkets, and not so far to carry. And talking of mellow fruitfulness we are as ever stocked with packaged apples, bananas, grapes, peaches and often local fruit donated by Halstock’s keen and accomplished gardeners. Thank you. 

 

Our windows go from strength to strength and a big thank you to Jenie Woodroffe for her design strength and visual creativity, not to mention organisational skills. The new autumnal window I saw this morning definitely challenges Keats’ Ode. Why not use the window for your organisation/club/event? Jenie would love to hear from you though the windows are fully booked until the New Year. (Jenie -891312)

 

Don’t forget to pick up your Christmas posting date leaflet. And that person you can never think of a present for? – The Post Office gift cards are accepted in tens of high street shops

 

Julia’s house raffle would welcome small new items to swell the prizes. And please buy a ticket . (Goes in on December 2)

The coffee mornings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 in the community room are popular and a very good opportunity for chat, and a little shopping on the way home.

 

Bardy Griffiths on behalf of the Community Shop Committee.  

October 8 2018

 

 

 

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