The second AGM of the Village Stores was held for Members on 20 June. At the meeting five Members were voted in to serve on the Management Committee for the coming year, and a further three Members have been co-opted, making up the full compliment. The Committee members are: Gina Coupar, Celia Collett, Gary Kent, Anna Bartlett, Wendy Murton, Keith Brooks, Chris Baines and Charles Hunt. Ceza Field has accepted the post of Honorary Secretary.
The sales in this financial year are up on last year, but in order to maintain a good working cash flow we still need to increase the number of people spending money in the store. If you havenít shopped at the store, please do come and pay us a visit, you will find a friendly welcome and a well stocked shop including, fresh vegetables on Wednesdays and Fridays, fresh meat, supplied by a local butcher every Tuesday and Thursday, Brightwell honey, locally made cakes, and many other local goodies. We havenít forgotten the everyday items either, these are available and reasonably priced, in many cases, the same or cheaper than the local supermarkets.
We are always looking for additional volunteers to work short regular shifts in the shop, so if you are interested or would like more information then please contact Wendy Murton at brightwellstoresvolunteers@ gmail
Finally, those shoppers who use the stores on a regular basis will know that Stephanie, our shop manager, is expecting her first child and will be going on maternity leave in early August. Plans are well in hand to ensure that we maintain the good service she has set in place, and two people from the village will be taking on day supervisor roles to provide cover, along with Margot, who is already in post. We would like to use this opportunity to give our very best wishes to Stephanie and husband Russ, a very happy future.
Gina Coupar, Chairman
<< Go Back