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New Layout

Katy and the team have been working extra hard giving the shop a shelving makeover and reorganisation. We hope you like it!

Tasting Events are back!

We have a great new tasting event on Friday 27th May showcasing some of the wonderful food, wine and beer stocked in the shop. There’ll be a glass of Prosecco on arrival, hampers on every table stuffed with your favourites (and a few new additions) and, to wash it all down, there’ll be a fine selection of wines and beers to sample. Tickets on sale now!

Access to Cash

Many people rely on cash and would struggle in a cashless society. In the last few years, our area has lost 18% of its ATMs and 28% of its banks. We’re fortunate in having our wonderful post office (with shop attached!) to be able to access cash but nationally, many people now have to travel miles to find a post office, bank or ATM. Which? has launched a campaign to safeguard cash as a payment option.

For more info, see

Collection for Ukraine

In the Shop car park on Thurs 7th April, from 9 until 12, we were accepting donations for Ukrainian refugees and collected two full van loads. Examples of useful items included warm and practical clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, gloves, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene, and ready to eat food such as Pot Noodles.

The donations were safely delivered to Help from Bournemouth to Ukraine, a charity operating a sorting centre in an unused unit at Castlepoint in Bournemouth. Lorries from Poland make deliveries to the UK on a daily basis and are often empty on their return trip. The charity utilises these lorries to pick up pallets from Castlepoint and take donations back to Poland.