At the AGM held in the village hall on Wednesday 6 October, shareholders approved the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 and re-elected all members of the management committee. Julia Harding and Gary Adams presented their reports for the year and these are available below:
We have given much consideration to the important changes coming to us all on 19th July: how do we continue to serve our Community, keep our staff safe and support the move towards normality?
- We will continue our hygiene regime, with hand sanitiser available for all.
- Face coverings will not be mandatory, however we very much welcome customers to continue wearing them if they wish.
- We will be retaining our protective screens.
- Most importantly for us, we have taken the decision to maintain social distancing in the shop so will continue with the restrictions on numbers – that is 5 in the Shop and 2 in the Post Office. The aim is to prevent a ‘crowded’ shop.
Customers are welcome to use our outdoor seating – tea, coffee & hot chocolate available, as well as lots of goodies to accompany!
We are aiming to strike a balance of progress with caution. So we hope our customers can support and respect us through this transition and continue to follow our protocols – we will, of course, monitor and review continually.
We have decided that now feels an appropriate time to begin to relax our restrictions on numbers of customers in the shop. So, from today, 24th May 2021, we will welcome up to 5 customers in the shop and 2 for the Post Office. This should still enable social distancing and all our other safety measures will still remain in place.
A small step forward on the road to normality – thank you all for continuing to follow our requests and keeping customers and staff safe.