June Shop Talk

June Shop Talk

Have you heard the great news? We are now open until 12 noon on Sundays, thanks to our kind and willing volunteers. These extended hours provide our local customers and visitors more opportunity to shop, especially if you enjoy a lazy Sunday lay in, and why not! We...
May Shop Talk

May Shop Talk

We often have customers come into the shop surprised at what we have in stock. May 16th to 22nd is National Stationery Week and stationery is one of those things that we have more of than you may think. Not only a great range of greetings cards and wrapping paper...
May Shop Talk

April Shop Talk

Firstly we are delighted to announce we are finalists at the Taste of Kent Awards in the Kent Community Award category.  This award is for businesses that have gone over and beyond in terms of  community initiatives, customer service, workforce and volunteer welfare....
March Shop Talk

March Shop Talk

Don’t you just love Spring? Longer daylight hours, the birds full of song and the hedgerows and gardens springing into life! Soon the grass verge beneath the trees in the Valley Road will be full of beautiful bright yellow daffodils for us all to enjoy.   And...
February Shop Talk

February Shop Talk

Looking back for a moment, we had another busy December with sales reaching the highest monthly figure since March 2020. The top 3 product purchases from most to least were fresh fruit and veg (1,352 items), Wilmshurst’s small loaves (426 items) and Mr Dolby’s free...
New Year Shop Talk

New Year Shop Talk

From the All the Volunteers and Staff of Barham Village Store, a Very Happy New Year! We hope you have enjoyed a very happy Christmas time with friends and family and are looking forward to 2022 and the new possibilities that are ahead.   Many of you will have...
December Blog

December Blog

Christmas activities are in full swing at Barham Village Store. Many of you have used the tips to prepare early for posting that we shared in November’s edition. Having everything ready before you get to the Post Office counter is key, so please do your best to be...
November Shop Talk & Award Update

November Shop Talk & Award Update

 The Rural Business Awards East Region Winners!!  We are very pleased to announced Barham Village Store have won the Rural Business Awards 21/22 for the East Region in the ‘Best Rural Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Project’ category.  Next step...
October Shop Talk

October Shop Talk

The Autumn season is well upon us and the landscape colours are changing daily all around. Our beautiful village has attracted a number of visitors over the last months and we are delighted to have seen many stopping by the shop for supplies or refreshment. The coffee...
September Shop Talk

September Shop Talk

Summer is at an end and many of you will be preparing your children for the new school year. With the rush to get everything organised, don’t forget that the shop has a variety of stationery available to help them on their way. From pencils and pens to post it notes...