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Bledington Shop Community Share Launch March 2018

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Where we are now in our fundraising. What the new Bledington Community Shop and Cafe will look like and what it will stock. Presentation 1 of 2

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Bledington Shop Community Share Launch March 2018

  1. 1. Our Shop & Café Open by Christmas
  2. 2. Owned and run by the community for the benefit of the community
  3. 3. Four things to achieve tonight 1. Update you on progress 2. Explain what we need to do now 3. Explain how the new community share offer works 4. Answer questions
  4. 4. What Have We Achieved So Far? • Over 300 members • Raised £190,000 + • Bought land, designed building, laid foundations • Got support from National Lottery, 3 local charities and Plunkett Foundation
  5. 5. 2010-2013 £50,000 raised 200 members
  6. 6. 2014-2015 £80,000 raised 250 members
  7. 7. 2016-2017 £160,000 raised 285 members
  8. 8. Susanna Peake Charitable Trust
  9. 9. March 2018 £190,000 raised 300+ Members On track to open by Christmas
  10. 10. The Management Committee are volunteers… …working for all the villagers who want our shop open soon
  11. 11. Owned and run by the community for the benefit of the community
  12. 12. What type of shop will we have?
  13. 13. Look and feel will be ‘Farm Shop’ rather than ‘Corner Shop’
  14. 14. • Sited in the middle of the village • Steel framed – wooden clad structure Our Building • Using local builders • Disabled access and parking
  15. 15. Most people live within a 5-minute walk
  16. 16. Our Café will be a social hub
  17. 17. INTERIOR IDEAS - Shop
  18. 18. INTERIOR IDEAS - Cafe
  19. 19. Owned and run by the community for the benefit of the community
  20. 20. What will our Shop and Café bring to Bledington?
  21. 21. It’s more than a shop! –Convenience –A community hub –Support for the less mobile –Make Bledington an even better place to live
  22. 22. Broad range of general groceries at reasonable prices Quality fresh locally produced food
  23. 23. With a distinctive look & feel
  24. 24. What will the shop offer? Good bread, cakes and deli items Locally produced food e.g. eggs, meat Fresh fruit and vegetables – local where possible Newspapers and magazines Reasonably priced everyday groceries Tea shop/cafe : for locals and visitors Basic Post Office services Local art and crafts : gifts, artwork, cards
  25. 25. Proposed Opening Times Monday – Saturday 7.30 – 6.30 Sunday & Bank Holidays 9.00 – 12 noon
  26. 26. Owned and run by the community for the benefit of the community
  27. 27. This Community Share Offer is to raise £50k -£75,000 so we can open our Shop and Café by Christmas
  28. 28. Owned and run by the community for the benefit of the community

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