Blackawton Community Shop Update October 2018        

The AGM has been held and if any villager wishes to buy shares then please speak to a member of the committee. It is a great way to support this village amenity.

There is an existing volunteers training session on 3rd November at 1.00pm and 7th November at 6.00pm. All the volunteers will be attending and all additional volunteers are welcome.

On an operational front we are very keen to reduce wastage on the Vegetable section. Despite increasing the range and quality we are finding a shortage of buyers and only the village customers can rectify this. The coffee machine is a great facility and at £1.50 a good price, along with the ease of making meat orders that can be placed in advance and delivered promptly.

Christmas will soon be upon us and the committee are holding a draw. Donating a prize would be most appreciated and do bring them to the shop when convenient.


The move has been a great success and sustainability is in sight. If anyone has any ideas on how to best dispose of the old portacabin then please come forward.

There are a specific number of snagging issues to complete but thanks to many in the village they are being dealt with. There is one issue regarding safety and the risk of children running out onto the road after the excitement of buying sweets from our great range. This is being dealt with by floor warning sign in the porch and two cones in the road but at the end of the day do please take care as there is only a limited amount we can do. 

Tony Everett


01803 712157