We need to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped keep the store open over the last few weeks – whether you are a new or existing volunteer, a member of staff, have made masks, created screens for the till or collected goods when supplies were hard to come by. We would also like to thank those who have shopped for vulnerable members of our community.  

As you can appreciate our store is run differently from non-community led shops with many of our experienced volunteers having to stay home.  This has proved challenging but the store has remained open albeit with restricted opening hours and our stocking levels have been good with only a few shortages.  We have seen a massive increase in footfall through the store too!






From Saturday 25th April our opening hours will be:



Monday – Friday 8am to 1pm
*Saturday – 8am to 12pm*
Sunday – 9am to 10.30am

Post Office will be open from 9am and close when the shop does EXCEPT Sundays when it is closed all day.

Plants and Compost for Sale 

As The Fifth Trust cannot open their garden centre at the Elham Valley Vineyard we are selling their plants and compost in the store. 

I’m happy to make more for our amazing village volunteers if needed. Thanks for keeping our services running! Alison

Well done to you all for keeping our shop open and putting your lifes at risk to help the village people zo a BIG THANK TO You All And STAY Safe love to you all for all your hard work. Linda

Well done to everyone, it so nice to have so many people stepping in and helping us out at the shop. Thank you all.  Kim

Well done keeping it open. Thanks to all who do such a sterling job. Charles