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Presentation on our community shop project at the Buckland Brewer Annual Parish Meeting, 30 May 2012

Presentation on our community shop project at the Buckland Brewer Annual Parish Meeting, 30 May 2012



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  • Sir Horace Plunkett started our foundation because of a few simple beliefs.

Buckland Brewer Community Shop Buckland Brewer Community Shop Presentation Transcript

  • Presentation to annual parish meeting 30 May 2012
  • Buckland Brewer Community Shop Who What Why Where How When bbshop.wordpress.com
  • Who? Committee members at Ashwater
  • WhoManagement committee Dawn Adams Barnaby Brown Beverley Cheeseman-Maund (Treasurer) Eric Dymond Janet Few Beverly Maggs (Secretary) Peter McClymont (Chair) Jacqui Watson Lesley Wilson
  • Why Outside public meeting on PO closure, June 2008
  • Why After Peter Couchman, Plunkett CEO
  • WhySocialEconomicEnvironmentalOur community can sustain a village shopIf we dont do it ourselves, then no one else willMore than a shop; this is part of our community
  • WhatCommunity owned and operated village shopFresh, chilled, tinned and dry produceNewspapers, magazinesStationeryLocally produced where possible
  • WhatOffer what the supermarkets cannotService by and for youResponding to local needsCatchment area: Buckland and beyondKeeping money in the communityComplementing BabbsShopping, service and socialisingReducing food miles
  • What Welcombe Community Shop
  • What Welcombe Community Shop
  • What Ashwater Village Shop
  • Where Vestry exterior, Buckland Brewer Methodist Church
  • Where Vestry interior, Buckland Brewer Methodist Church
  • How“Legal entity”Business planFundraisingPlanning permissionLease
  • HowLegal entity: Industrial and Provident Society Mutual society Members: one vote Management committee, voted by members Shares: £10 each Can own more than one share “...for the benefit of the community...”
  • Source: Plunkett Foundation
  • Only 11 out of284 shops havefailed in thelast 20 years Source: Plunkett Foundation
  • HowFunding Capital startup costs: £22,500 Grants: Village SOS, parish council, Bridge Trust etc (£12,500) Loans: CCD, third sector banks (£2000) Share offer (£6000) Other fundraising (£2000) Building costs (£40k) – Methodist Church
  • HowShare sale Target £6000 by end June 2012 £1820 to date 63 members Every £10 vital
  • HowOperations Volunteer run Grant funded part-time manager (Year 1 only) 6 days a week, 40 hours +/- £3.75 per customer 60-70 customers a day Price competitive
  • WhenJuly 2012 Planning permission, shop funding securedAugust/September Building funds securedSeptember/October Building worksOctober Shop opens
  • What next?We need: Volunteers Another 150 member/sharholders Volunteers £4000 in share sales Volunteers Your continued support Volunteers
  • ThanksMethodist ChurchParish councilVillage schoolCllr Alison BoyleGeoffrey Cox MPCommunity Council of DevonPlunkett FoundationVillage SOSTorridge DCAshwater Village ShopWelcombe Community ShopYou!
  • Questions? Albert Einstein in 1921, public domain photo
  • Did I forget to mention?We need volunteers!
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