Welcome Pack Reviewed and Relaunched

Woodgreen has long had a helpful “Welcome Pack” for new residents, so that they can quickly become aware, and take advantage, of all the many facilities, services, clubs and societies available locally.

This has now been updated as a single document and it has its own dedicated website: welcomepack.woodgreenshop.org.
You can also collect a hard copy from the Shop (please ask the staff for one).

So, when someone new moves in near to you, can you please let them know about this valuable resource? Hopefully it will make their move into this new location as seamless as possible.


You may be aware that a new Data Protection law (General Data Protection Regulation) is being introduced with effect from 25 May 2018 and this will affect the way in which Woodgreen Community Shop Association Limited (WCSA) can make use of your personal data.

WCSA holds a minimum necessary amount of data about its customers, shareholders, employees and volunteers and restricts use of the information to matters essential to the running of the business.

See Data Protection for more details.

Plastic Waste

Fruit and Veg display
No unnecessary plastic wrapping here!

The environmental impact of plastic waste is very much in the public spotlight and we intend to do what we can to reduce plastic use in the Shop even further. Much is probably outside of our control but, where we can, we will do our best to reduce unnecessary use of plastic bags, straws and cups:

  • Having reduced our usage of plastic carrier bags by over 80% since introducing a 5p charge, we now intend to go the whole mile and stop offering them altogether (we will have a free alternative for any meat that needs to be separately wrapped).
  • As an alternative, we will be offering strong paper carrier bags. These will also cost 5p, which is a small loss to the shop.
  • Wherever possible we will offer you a cardboard box for free, as we do now.
  • We will continue to sell our Woodgreen Shop canvas bag.
  • We will no longer be selling plastic straws when current stocks run out. A paper based alternative will be found.
  • We will be looking for a suitable, non-plastic, disposable cup. We offer china cups already and, if you bring your own cup for a takeaway, we will reduce the cost by 10%.

Our target date for all of this is 1st June 2018. We hope you agree with these small but valuable steps to a better environment.

Spring Fayre

A date for your diaries: our third tasting event is booked in at Woodgreen Village Hall on the 27th April. Tickets now on sale in the shop.