Our Community Shop and Tea Room
It has been very busy in Antrobus over the past 4 weeks as our community Village Shop, which has been run successfully for the past 15 years by a dedicated team of volunteers, was served notice to move out of the present premises due to the sale of the property at the end of June.
This sent the villagers into overdrive to find a solution to a big problem, our village shop is in the heart of the village and it has always been a central meeting place for all.
In fact many a problem has been talked through in our little shop and many of our children had their first work experience there, not to mention those of us who have sent our husbands on a mercy mission for that urgent pack of flour or packet of butter when half way through a recipe we realise that the cupboard is bare!
There was no way we could allow this valuable part of our village life to end, so a meeting was called in the village school and a steering group was formed. The outcome is that we bought an old static caravan and sited it on the soakaway at the end of the village hall car park.
For the past few weeks we have had a team of hard workers transforming it! Each and every day we have local residents including farmers, electricians and plumbers all donating their time and skills, either learnt or new found. We have had an endless supply of tea makers popping in to keep the troops happy as well as an endless supply of homemade cakes. An absolutely superb show of how community life can make things happen.
As well as a Community Shop we will be having a Tea Room which will be a great meeting place for villagers and their visitors to congregate in. We have the large village field and playground alongside the static caravan, so it will perfect for the young and not so young, as we will be serving an array of homemade cakes, tea, coffee and cold drinks.
The Shop and Tea Room will be opening early in September – opening times and more information to be announced very soon.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further info.