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!
COVID-19 An Update From Your Village Shop Committee With the easing of current restrictions, your team met this week via ZOOM, to review our current operating policy, and see if there is any latitude in cautiously expanding this to allow any browsing in the shop.
After a long debate, and with the imperative to continue to ensure a safe system for both volunteers and shoppers, we concluded that with perhaps an increased risk of infection to everyone currently, we should continue with our system of telephone ordering and collecting goods, of safe distancing, and only one shopper by the counter at a time. We will review this again at the end of June.
Meanwhile, we must stress the need for shoppers to respect the 2 metre guidelines, especially when doing the card transaction, and picking up your purchases, and have increased signage to remind all of this essential component. For those who forget, we will be gently reminding you!
Please feed back any concerns you may have, and a huge thank you to all for your support of our shop!
Call and Collect Service
During the current coronavirus crisis, the shop will be operating a Call and Collect service only from Monday 30th March 2020.
Here's how it works:
- Please phone your orders between 8am and 10am Monday to Saturday to 01935 849503.
- Please collect your orders from the shop between 10am and 12pm Monday to Saturday.
- Contactless payment only please to help protect everyone.
Stay Safe Everyone
From our FaceBook Page
We have added photos of mots of the products we stock arranged in sections.
To see the products in each section, click on section to open it up and then scroll through the products.
Given the current situation we cannot guarantee all products are in stock all of the time but we will update the lists as often as possible.
If you would like to see more details on any of the products please click on the Facebook page link below..
Our Normal Shop Opening Hours
Hopefully we can return to normal opening house once the government restrictions have been lifted.
|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.
Shop Floral Display Sponsors Welcome A new addition to the collection of Hydrangeas at Kingsdon Community Shop is this Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Ball' (BLACK STEEL) which was kindly sponsored by a generous Kingsdon resident. If anyone else would like to sponsor a flower / shrub for our floral display this year Wally would love to hear from you.
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 Club 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
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.