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 the National Awards – keep your fingers crossed. Thank you once again for making the store such a success.
November and the staff and volunteers at the Shop and Post Office are getting ready for Christmas!
We all remember the queues experienced last year for the Post Office so we would like to provide some handy tips to help limit this as much as possible this year:-
• Preparing early is key, don’t wait until December to get organised
• Christmas stamps will be available first week of November from both Post Office and Shop till
• If posting parcels abroad, please collect your custom forms now to fill in at home
• User of banking services? Need to get your car taxed? Collect the relevant forms and envelopes now to fill in at home
• If you regularly post lots of parcels, sign up for the ‘Drop and Go’ service
• Collect a PO Leaflet with all the postal service information you need including last posting dates and advice on all services
• Post early to beat the rush!
• More information on Postal Services can be found at www.royalmail.com/christmas
With your help in being prepared, we will do all we can to make your experience as trouble free and efficient as possible.
The shop has much in store to enjoy this festive season and continues to expand the range of local products as well as every day alternatives. Christmas cards are in stock and alongside Noel Tatt, we offer cards from Redgate Art, Hillview Cottage Art and Francesca Kemp who also supplies a range of wrapping pape
Looking for locally sourced gifts? We have introduced a range of Canterbury based Annie Brown Aromatherapie products including Lip Balm, Lavender Bags and Tea all using pure and natural ingredients. We have also expanded our Kent based wines including Simpson’s inaugural Blanc de Blanc, White Cliffs 2017 and a range of rosé, white and sparkling wines from Chapel Down at Tenterde
Don’t forget your local Christmas meat order from Ash based Goldstone Butchers at Chandler and Dunn. Order forms are available in store now.
Gift Cards are a great gift and easy to post too! The One4all Gift Card is available from the Post Office and accepted at over 55,000 outlets nationwide and online. Barham Village Store Vouchers are also available, a useful gift for your more local recipients.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have any suggestions, speak to any of the staff or volunteers who are happy to help.