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Normal opening hours

Monday to Friday

8:00am ‘til 5:00pm

Saturday

9:00am ‘til 1:00pm

Sunday

Closed

 

 

 

 

March 2024

Important information - Milk

A few of our customers have recently brought to our attention their concerns over the quality of milk, which of course we take very seriously. Its method of storage at Your Shop has not changed & the temperatures of our chillers & freezers are regularly monitored. The quality issue may arise between the supplier’s base & the point of delivery, which we would need to take up with the dairy concerned. In order to do this we need the help of our customers. If you purchase any cartons of milk & are not happy with its quality, please don’t throw it away. Return it to Your Shop & let us know as much background to the purchase as you can – e.g. when it was bought, where it has been kept & for how long etc. It might also be helpful to let us know if you’ve NOT encountered any problems & provide similar background, which might help the supplier identify a particular batch or delivery variation. We can then collate this information & present it to the supplier as part of our joint investigations. Thank You & apologies for any inconvenience.   

Equipment – Ice Cream Freezer

You may have noticed that the chest freezer intended for ice cream products in Your Shop is out of action. This is because we have not been happy with its pattern of temperature readings. We have therefore withdrawn it from service & are currently researching a replacement (& possibly larger) freezer. This has unavoidably affected the amount of space available in our other freezers for our usual stock levels & we apologise if the item you required is currently unavailable as a result. We take consolation that it’s not been ideal weather for ice creams recently & hopefully all will be in place in readiness for the warmer(?) weather to come.

 

February 2024

A Safe & Happy New Year To All

Customers & Supporters of Your Community Shop

 

Jo Budden

A thanksgiving service was held on Friday 12 January at Holy Trinity Church for Jo Budden who sadly passed away in December. Jo was a founder member & vice-chair of the steering committee which directly led to the creation of the community shop you see today & we remember her contribution with sincere gratitude. 

Ordering

At our upcoming quarterly meeting, your committee will be discussing the possibility of obtaining contact details for anyone placing an order for goods. We welcome customer orders as they have the potential to reduce wastage & contact details could enhance this reduction as a call could be made to the customer if goods remain uncollected. In addition, and more importantly for our more vulnerable customers, this would allow contact to be made to ensure they are safe & well. We would welcome feedback on your thoughts for this development.

 

Shop Improvements

The improvements to the working area in the rear corner of the shop are now virtually completed & we thank customers for their patience during any resulting inconvenience whilst shopping. This new area is already proving its worth in providing a better working space for shop volunteers & improved cupboard storage for essential items.

 

 

December 2023 / January 2024

**CHRISTMAS REDUCED OPENING TIMES**

Mon 25th & Tues 26th Dec:   CLOSED

Wed 27th to Sat 30th Dec incl.  :   9:00am ‘til 1:00pm

Mon 1st January 2024        :    CLOSED

 

Improvements to Your Community Shop

We are making some improvements to Your Shop! Our volunteers who do such a great job of keeping our stocks flowing requested a bit more space to do their work. So we are making changes to the back of the shop by replacing the cupboard units with extra storage and worktop facilities. Not only will it make life easier for our workers but will also look smarter. As part of the work, we will also be installing a larger ice cream freezer to hold more stocks for when the warmer weather is here again! We are hoping to carry out much of this work over weekends when the shop is closed to minimise disruption to our customers, and we thank Pickard’s for their cooperation with this.

 

Shopshare gathering

We were delighted to host the latest meeting of the Devon Shopshare Group on 24th October, which was very well attended by representatives of some of the county’s other community shops. It was a very productive meeting, which was followed by a tour of Your Shop for which we received pleasing complimentary feedback. The main theme of the meeting was attracting volunteers & recognising their importance – which of course we all do. So if you always hankered to be a VIP here’s your chance & we’d love to hear from you! 

 

 

November 2023

Your Shop AGM

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of Your Shop is on Monday 20th November 2023 at 7pm in the Parish Hall.

Attendance is open to all residents, with those holding Your Shop shares having the opportunity to vote on matters arising.

Last year’s AGM welcomed more residents than ever before & this year we would be delighted if we needed to provide extra seating beyond the Hall Committee Room! It’s also an opportunity to become involved in this valuable shop resource by becoming a member of Your Committee or joining the ranks of our volunteers. 

Freezer update

As regular customers are undoubtedly aware, we have been experiencing technical difficulties with one of the Shop's freezer units. Unavoidably this has led to a reduction in available freezer space & therefore the stock that we have been able to carry. We regret any inconvenience caused to customers if your frozen items have been unavailable. At time of writing an engineer has fitted a new part (which had to be ordered from Europe!) & we are at the testing stage prior to re-stocking. So fingers crossed we are back to full frozen strength by the time you read this.

 

 

       

 

 

BURRINGTON COMMUNITY SHOP - YOUR Local Independent Shop

For orders, please phone the shop on 522209 or email burringtoncountrystore@pickards.co.uk

 

Page updated 20 February 2024