Our village shop opened on 8th March 2014 in the old Victorian primary school and is a volunteer run enterprise. We offer teas and coffees in return for a donation, and there is free wifi too. Come in and see us!
|Monday||8am to 4pm|
|Tuesday||8am to 4pm|
|Wednesday||8am to 4pm|
|Thursday||8am to 7pm|
|Friday||8am to 4pm|
|Saturday||8am to 1pm|
We provide Kingsdon villagers (and visitors) with shopping essentials and a place to meet. We have recently undertaken a refurbishment and are now sited in the main schoolroom. This will allow us to expand the range of goods and services we can offer.
The Village Community Shop was nominated for Starbucks Christmas campaign this year – Cheer for Good - and has made it to the final 210 charities across the UK. A friend in Starbucks press office put us forward in October as she knew how much it means to the village and we are guaranteed £500, which we will be able to put to good use!
The top 30 charities who create the most ‘noise’ on Twitter by using the hashtag and posting photos, videos etc will receive £2,000 so the more people we get involved the better!
Please click on the following link where you can show your support for the shop and add comments and photos. The more people doing this the better it will be for us.
We have been invited into the Yeovil Starbucks in the Quedam on Saturday 9th December by the manageress to raise awareness and fundraise etc, which is fab opportunity to make more ‘noise’
So, if you are in Yeovil on 9th from 10.30am, pop into Starbucks and sign our supporter’s sheet and give us a cheer!!
Take a look around. We now offer a wide range of groceries, essential household goods, beers, ciders, wine soft drinks and locally sourced bread, cakes, meat, eggs, milk and cheese and much more. Newspapers can be supplied by order.
We are also the home of the Kingsdon Knitting Klub and hold:
- Social meetings
- Monthly cream tea or toasted teacake events in the summer
- Pimms Saturdays
Children are welcome to use the basketball net (ball available) and we encourage use of the outside space for its original purpose as a playground. If parking your car please give priority to children.
Car park is for working volunteers, customers & deliveries - all other parking is by prior arrangement with the Shop Manager or committee"
PHONE 01935 849503 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The shop building is leased from Somerset County Council, presently for a peppercorn rent. We would like to thank the following for their financial support for the refurbishment in the last year: The Plunkett Foundation, South Somerset District Council, Somerset County Council, the Kingsdon Jubilee Fund (and the many individuals who have supported their fundraising), artists who donated a share of proceeds and the Kool Katz rock and roll band. We would also like to thank individuals who bought shares or who donated items we would otherwise have to have paid for - and everyone who worked for free!
In previous years we have also benefited from a grant from a large local employer, a donation from Cooperative Bank and a grant from Locality (Social Investment Business). Kingsdon Parish Council match-funded a small grant from SSDC in 2014 which together with a grant from Somerset Community Foundation (Perry's recycling) helped to get us off the ground.