We hope too that our Community Shop is a part of your pattern in the present year. If it is not yet, then we hope it soon will be. We offer a wide range of goods, from everyday groceries like bread and milk through the regular needs of a household to gifts for friends and neighbours. Our wooden gifts, and our scarves and bags are popular with people wanting something a little different to give from Barrowden.
We reckon our prices compare well with the local High Street, and often too with the supermarkets. Well, perhaps not their special offers and catch-your-eye promotions, but what about all those items that creep up a bit to make up for the offers? Later in the year we want to do a proper price comparison of a sample basket of ordinary things, because, comparing like with like, we think we will come off very well. If you are willing to help with this, have a word with our Manager David Lewis, or our assistant manager, Michaela, or one of the volunteers and hopefully they will point you in the right direction. Or write to us at <email@example.com>. Do share your ideas about this or anything else about the Community Shop. We want it to be a genuine Community activity where all kinds of contributions are welcome.
Thank you so much for all your support over the December and Christmas period.
In spite of the current economic climate it was most encouraging to find that sales were comparable with last year. But if everyone were to buy just a couple of items more each week, that would make a massive difference to our turnover, and so to our profitability and so to the continuance of the Community Shop here in Barrowden.
Post point arrived!
At last you can post your larger letters without waiting for the postie to open up the box! And you can send your parcels up to 5 kg. Simply pop the parcel on the weighing machine, see how much the postage is, buy the stamps from the Shop Counter, and off you go, leaving the parcel to be collected later that afternoon. And all from your own village shop. No need to drive to Ketton or Uppingham. Parking is right by the Shop and it's free.
And of course for so many of your regular needs, especially after Christmas when most of us are still well-stocked , most of what you want is here. And so too are friends and neighbours, all set to swap news of Family gatherings.
No need for the hassle of driving to town, parking, paying and walking, quite aside from carrying it all back to the car again. Call in to The Shop and see what you can get there first. We will even deliver it all to your door if that would help. If you are on the village email system, (what a boon that is!) you will get regular up-dates on what is available. But best is to see for yourself. Most items are highly competitive with other places. Check it out for yourself!
Welcome to the Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop!
We are a shop located in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden. But we want to be more than just a shop - we provide a range of services to the local community. Find out more About us
We also try to be a centre of interest and activity for the village as a whole. So, when the Surgery closed down its Pharmacy, it was the Shop that organised a farewell gift and appreciation for Mustapha the pharmacist. We have also tried to note our own anniversaries with something a bit special too. There is no point in having both a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff within easy driving disance if you don't invite them to join you for special events. Read below for our accounts of their visits.
See Shop News for more on what has been happening recently.
And see below in the sub-pages some of the articles we ran in past years. Our Community Shop wants to keep on improving its service to its customers.
See more about the Site on the page The outside area
Read more about the beautiful village of Barrowden in the delightful County of Rutland on the village's own website. See www.villagelinks.co.uk The Community Shop is most grateful to the Barrowden Village web-site and its editors for their kindness in hosting pages for us in the past. Now that we have our own web-site it seems simplest for us to edit our content directly rather than needing to involve the Village's editors each time. Thank you for all their help to Caroline and Iain McBain. (Any errors or inadequacies in the web-site are ours alone now. Ouch!)
Have you heard about our Awards from the Rural Community Council? See Awards
Below is our computer area as it was for a while. Much re-organisation is taking place in the cafe area at the moment, Spring 2013. Bear with us while it is still a work in progress. But the good news is that you can get a nice cuppa and a piece of cake while it is all happening.
Games keep us all happy as well.
A view of the free computer area. Some come because their own computers are having an off day. Some because they are away from home and want to catch up. Younger folk keep touch through facebook and twitter. Some have even been spotted doing research for home-work!