We now have a new dresser on the back wall of the coffee shop area. Here we plan to display gifts suitable for all ages, including children. This area has recently been redecorated and is being generally re-organised.
Come and see for yourself!
Did you know??
'BARROWDEN SHOP - "LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK!'
If you are on Facebook you can now 'like' us and keep up to date with what's going on in the shop!
Follow this link and simply click 'like'
Volunteers keep on finding things to be happy about!
BELOW ARE SOME YOUNG PARTICIPANTS IN 2013'S EASTER EVENT
See our Welcome page for details of opening times.
and Shop News for a few special items, including our seasonal activities. Look out for the Easter Hat and Tree event at Shop News
The establishing and opening of our Community Shop is the biggest enterprise our villages have undertaken for a long time. Support your local Shop. Save fuel. Save carbon emissions and help the planet!
As well helping to cut down on food miles, we are trying to be net contributors to our global well-being by having solar photo-voltaic panels on the roof. Had you noticed them? This means we can generate the electricity we use ourselves and also contribute to the nation's store of "green" electricity. No coal-burning power stations, no nuclear risks. Simply light. All part of our 21st Century Shop. Look high above the entrance door and a little to the left as you enter to see the screen displaying what we are generating at that moment, how much we have generated since we started and how many tonnes of CO2 we have saved so far. Do you know of other buildings that could do the same?
All our volunteers work alongside another volunteer, and probably the Manager or Assistant Manager as well. Both long-standing residents and new-comers have been delighted to make new friends in this way. Anyone is welcome to join the list of volunteers. Simply mention it next time you are in the Shop. The rota for the next couple of weeks is circulated among volunteers and you can offer according to your other activities. Some have a regular spot, and some are happy to fill in a space. Happily, we have never yet needed to close the Shop for lack of volunteers......
The Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop was set up as a result of the Parish Plan which urged the provision of a Shop once again. It is staffed entirely by volunteers alongside our full-time Manager, David Lewis, and now our Assistant Manager, Michaela Hopkins. We have easy parking space.
Our aim is to provide a first-class shopping experience with high-quality goods at competitive prices for residents of Barrowden and Wakerley and all our nearby villages. We also welcome those passing through our lovely village when walking the Jurassic Way or the Rutland Round or cycling in the area or simply visiting in the area.
We are supplied by many small local businesses whose goods you will not find in many other places. We believe our prices are competitive with most other local stores at their regular prices. Come and see for yourself!
Remember, you do not need to drive into a town, find a parking place or walk significant distances between car and store. AND here you can also meet up with neighbours, enjoy a cup of coffee, or tea or chocolate, in our friendly bistro, or take it outside to sit in the sunshine, admire our special garden and enjoy Barrowden's fresh air.
Celebrations on the Award of Money from the Village SOS fund for various improvements to the Shop. May 2012.