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.
August 2018 Update
Well you could be forgiven if you thought that Britain had suddenly been moved south to Spain with this wonderful hot weather. Our shop Air Conditioning has certainly been very popular and we have noticed that customers have been lingering longer to enjoy the lovely cool air! One of our volunteers even had to go outside occasionally to warm up!! It didn’t take long for her to come back in though!
Ice-cream has been very popular and we are now stocking Lovington’s from Castle Cary.Their Ice Cream is made in a factory with a strict no nuts policy. It is suitable for Vegetarians (Lacto/Ovo tolerant), is free from GMO with no artificial flavouring or artificial colouring. Why not try some when you are next in the shop.
We also now have Coconut Oil in stock for those trendy people who are now using this product. It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
As many of you may have noticed, we have had CCTV installed in the shop, which has been paid for by the Post Office Community Fund. This is to act as a deterrent for any of the criminal element who might think that the Post Office is a quick source of cash! We hope that we never have to resort to passing a copy recording to the Police!
There is still time to get your foreign currency for your vacation. Many currencies besides Euros are available from the Post Office. Why not get a quote?? Also the Post Office prepaid Travel Money Card is now available in multiple currencies, if you need more than one currency for your trip. It works like a prepaid debit card and reduces the risk of losing currency.
The Post Office continues to issue its presentation packs for the philatelists among you. Some of the selection available are shown in the display board at the Post Office.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Tony Woodroffe on behalf of the Community Shop Committee