Calendar Walks

Would you like to have a go at the walking routes described and illustrated in our sell-out 2019 Woodgreen calendar? If you’re interested in joining an informal walking group to be guided along the monthly routes, please have a word with Sue or sign up with an email to walks@woodgreenshop.org.

During the walks, Steve can demonstrate the art of cow-pat throwing, David will entertain you with fascinating tales about his old leaky boots and you might catch the odd glimpse of Bill and his camera in the bushes.

Tony’s Frying Machine

We’ve arranged for Tony’s Frying Machine to visit the shop car park every fortnight, between 4.00pm and 5.30pm, starting on January 12th. The shop will remain open until 5.30pm so you can stock up with soft drinks, beer, wine, ketchup, mayo and whatever else you need to make the perfect fish supper.

For further information about dates and times, go to our Facebook page.

Christmas Shopping Evening

Once again, we will be hosting our famous Christmas Shopping evening. This year it will be on Tuesday 4th December from 6pm – 8pm.

There will be lots of yummy nibbles and live festive music from Roger Clements on accordion and Michael Bosanquet on guitar/banjo. Tom Sheldon will be here with his friends to serve up his fantastic mulled wine.

The shop will have a wide range of goodies for your Christmas table to purchase on the night. Our beautiful 2019 calendar will be on sale. We look forward to seeing you – bring your friends and neighbours – for a couple of hours of festive community spirit with Julie, Sue, Nikki and the team.

Impartiality

Dear Customers/Shareholders

The purpose of this message, on behalf of the WCSA, is to state clearly that the shop is impartial in its responsibilities towards the community.

Members of the shop management committee, the shop managers and their team members are being approached by some in the community who have voiced both concern and criticism that ‘the shop’ is taking sides by openly supporting one faction over another in the matter of the future of the Pub when it is not the role or responsibility of the shop to do so.

We now feel it necessary to state that such accusations of bias are totally misguided and incorrect. The Community Pub group is being treated no differently than all the other community entities who have requested similar use of the shop’s standing as an epicentre of information and distribution.  Obviously, as always, individuals connected with the shop are entitled to have their own view on community issues, but the shop as an entity has not and does not ‘take sides’ and it is a misconception to believe that it does.

Since the opening of our new premises over 6 years ago those of us directly involved with the shop have willingly accepted the fact that it has, increasingly, become an information hub for much of the local community activity. We have helped many community groups and local charitable concerns by selling tickets for concerts, parties and do’s, often supplying food and drink for these events; providing photocopying facilities, distributing and disseminating information by displaying posters on our notice board and fact sheets in our coffee area. We have recently project managed the new Village Welcome pack and the fitting out of the BT box.  There are many examples of assistance willingly given to the community over this time and on each occasion we have always treated requests for help equally and impartially.

This past couple of months we have responded likewise to requests from The Community Pub group to help disseminate relevant and timely information about the project. As usual, we agreed to information updates and questionnaires being readily available in the shop and, because the latest pub news update was subject to a restricted timescale, via the normal delivery process of our Christmas Newsletter.

Woodgreen Community Shop Association