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All-Day PO Opening (weekdays only)

From Monday 2nd November, the Post Office will trial all-day opening on weekdays, from 9.00am to 5.00pm, with no lunchtime closure. Saturday opening will remain unchanged: 9am – 1pm. We hope you will find this extended service helpful, with more time to get urgent items to us before the ParcelForce collection at 2.30pm and the Royal Mail post collection at 4.15pm.

Taster Session 2

On Saturday 16th October, from 10am until 2pm, Carole and Alix were in the shop car park showcasing more of our delicious local food:

  • Ringwood Rye bread from Bakehouse 24 served with a range of pates – chicken liver, trout, crab and mushroom.
  • Our new range of fresh soups (served hot) from Crook and Churn.
  • Chilli jam from our latest local supplier, the Dorset Chilli Soup.

On the day purchases of all pates, Crook and Churn soups and Ringwood Rye benefited from 5% discount. It was another popular event, with even the local donkeys wanting to join in!


This year is obviously providing us with a challenge to hold an AGM in the normal format, so we have taken advice and come up with a compromise in order to meet legislative requirements.

The restrictions for holding a public event have now changed again, so to ensure safety and to provide all shareholders with the same opportunity to vote, ask questions, or simply voice opinions we have decided to cancel the meeting and complete the process by paper and/or email.

We are distributing to all shareholders the Chair’s report, accounts and Treasurer’s report. You can also download these here:

Paper copies of these documents are also available in the shop.

Shareholders are welcome to submit questions to us by email or in writing and we will publish our responses to the questions. Votes must be received or questions submitted by 2nd October.

We are sorry not to be able to hold the event as we would have preferred – we hope you will agree that this is a reasonable compromise in the current circumstances.