committee would like to be able to stock a selection of local
crafts in the shop. Anyone who would like to have an outlet
for their products are asked to contact Sheila Griffin via the
2006: A stock take took place to see how the movement of
goods is going. The shop is reporting an increase in sales week
on week, with more and more people
finding out how very useful it is to have it open such long
hours with a good range of produce. Hopefully more locally produced
goods will be on sale but despite appeals, no one yet seems
to be baking cakes, biscuits, etc. to sell and make some money
for themselves at the same time.
shop also wishes to promote its delivery service. For a minimum
order of £5 of goods, they will deliver to the customer's
house. They hope that this service will be of particular help
to the elderly or infirm at this time of year.
people are coming forward as volunteers to serve in the shop,
which is very welcome. The meeting held by Sharon Bowditch on
February 23 for new and old volunteers helped her focus on what
training is needed and how we can fill the rota so that there
are always two people on duty at any one time.
2006: There is now a cabinet on the front of the building
for everyone to browse, so traders or events organisers, etc.
can hand in their flyer or poster and for a small charge have
it displayed where it will be seen by all the shoppers and other
2006: Local Community Stores Reps meet in All Cannings
January 26 in the evening there was a meeting of several representatives
who are involved with their local community stores around the
area. The meeting was to discuss and exchange ideas, as well
as talk through problems that might arise and was convened by
Jane Ryall, who is the social enterprise adviser for Wiltshire
Co-operative Futures, based at Wootton Bassett. A selection
of tasty snacks and sandwiches were provided by one of our suppliers,
Love's of Melksham.
the attendees were invited to view our new village store; they
were extremely impressed by the large stock available and the
general layout of the building. They found it to be very helpful
both for on-going concerns, and also those who are considering
starting up a community store in their own villages.
Cannings store committee was thanked for providing the venue
and refreshments. A representative of Coombe Bissett and Homington
Parish Council said: "May
we say how impressed we we were with the way you had set it
all up also the very well laid out shop, Congratulations."
2005: Village shop opens!
3 years of hard work, the new village shop opened on Saturday
17th December 2005. Congratulations to all involved in bringing
this project together.
January 7th, there was an official
opening ceremony when local TV chef, Peter Vaughan, from the
Healthy Life Bistro in Devizes, gave one of his famed cookery
demonstrations using local produce.
had a great party to celebrate on 14th
January at All Cannings School - click
here for photos.
store to open...(Nov 05)
need your help
got the money
We've got the building
We've got the site
We've got lots of interest in the shop manager's post
We've got over a hundred shareholders
but we can always welcome some more
here for an application form)
we know we've got your support
Now we need your time
as volunteer shop assistants, painters, diggers and general
don't be shy, everyone can help, no amount of time is
call John Mead on 01380
or Tim Moore on 01380 860191
VILLAGE SHOP NEEDS YOU!
new shop arrives! Oct '05
2005: PROJECT REFRESH : GREAT BREAKING NEWS!
Ltd has notched up even more important advances since
our last bulletin:
have been approved to enter Stage 2 of the Rural Renaissance
Funding process which could lead to a grant of 50%
of our costs
have been awarded £4850
from the National Lottery Fund
have applied for a grant to meet appropriate costs from
The Plunkett Foundation
have been given a donation by Foxhanger's Canal Boats
have been informed that planning permission is likely
to be secured in the next three weeks
have secured Building Regulations Approval
have raised the number of shareholders to 140
have found people who are willing to work as volunteers
and to be considered for the shop manager post - but if
you would like to add your name please call Celia Gordon
on 01380 860191 - the more the merrier!
call us on 01380 860174 / 860348 / 860191 or e-mail us: ACCSA
to have your say about what you would like
your shop to sell!
2005 : Green Light for All Cannings Village Store
meeting in All Cannings on Thursday 24th February gave the
village store committee overwhelming support, on a show of
hands, following a presentation of the considered alternatives
and recommendations for the opening of a village store in
to planning permission, the store will be located in a temporary
building in the Village Hall car park. It will offer the community
a full convenience store range of products, some fresh produce,
an off licence and limited post office services.
will be financed by a combination of local fund raising (£5,500
already to hand) and grants from a number of relevant funding
will now move forward to the next phase further encouraged
by the offer of a range of volunteer services promised at
you would like to help in fund-raising, volunteer work or
have any views or questions please contact:
Peter Cooper, Chairman on 01380 860174.
Cannings Post Office and Shop closed in December 2002. Many
thanks to David and Isobel for all the hard work they put
into it over many years.
the past year or so, a number of people in the village have
been working to start up a new venture. A good deal of progress
has been made in understanding what the challenges are and
where there could be grants and other monies to start a new
shop and post office.
can be done. But they need help, support, interest and cash
to start it up and keep Post Office services and vital provisions
in the village - as well as a social focal point!
post occasional news on this site - and in the meantime, if
you think you can help, please get in touch.