Thursday, 14 July 2016

Staff Vacancies


As many of you know two of our recently appointed, trained staff have left. We are very pleased to tell you that Nic has stepped up to be Manager.  We have recruited Amanda, who is undergoing training for the shop and post office, however are still actively seeking additional staff to join Nic and Amanda.  If you, or someone you know, might be interested in applying for one or more 5hr shifts then please email or speak to Celia or Gina. Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be given.  

Please be aware that as a result of the above we are having to close the Post Office when trained staff/volunteers are not available. We are trying to limit this to the afternoon sessions only with the help of Nic, Donna, Annette, Carol & Anna.

On the shop side it's business as usual thanks to our wonderful volunteers and the daily support of the Management Committee

Monday, 27 June 2016

Volunteers needed


Are you Interested in People,
Community Minded,
Looking for Variety in your Life?

Why not Volunteer
in the shop for a shift or more?
A variety of tasks are on offer to ensure
you enjoy your time

Contact Sue on or
Nic in the shop
for information

All are welcome

Monday, 23 May 2016

Post Office Now Open

Our very first customer.........

The Post Office counter opened today and the Rev. Kevin Beer was there to bless the opening.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

New Layout

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the changes to the shop layout at the weekend - we couldn't have done it without you!!

The shop re-opened on Tuesday morning to business as usual.

Thanks also to all our customers for their patience whilst the works are in progress.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Alterations to shop

 May is nearly here which means the Post Office Counter will soon be coming into the Village Store (23rd May).

In order to accommodate the counter we shall be making some alterations to the layout of the shop over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend therefore our opening hours will be:

Saturday 30th April  Open as usual - 9 am - 1 pm

Sunday 1st May   Closed
if you have a Sunday paper order then we will provide that service 
and you will still be able to collect your paper as normal

Monday 2nd May (Bank Holiday)  Closed
No papers

We aim to make sure it's business as usual over the next  few weeks!
Many thanks for your support.

Christine, Simon & Nic always happy to help

Thursday, 31 March 2016

New Staff for Village Stores

We are pleased to introduce you to the new staff management team of the shop:

Simon Hunt - Shop Manager
Simon has lived in the village for many years. He has owned and run retail stores in the sports and leisure sector, at Reading Football Club he was head of retail. He is passionate about the village, the need for a friendly and inclusive shop and is keen to bring his wealth of experience to our village community stores.

Nicola Williams - Assistant Shop Manager
Nicola, who also lives in the village, has worked at Allsorts (our village Preschool) and for a local Yoga business. Her children go to the local school. Nicola has a passion for local food; you may have seen her volunteering at the cheese stall in the local producers market in Wallingford on a Saturday morning.

Christine Mooring - Assistant Shop Manager
Christine lives in Didcot. She has worked in the service industry for a number of years working for large companies and has retail experience and now wishes to apply her skills to our community venture. She has a strong empathy for community effort in general and understands the importance of a community village stores in our everyday lives.

Simon, Nicola and Christine are all starting work in April, we hope you will welcome and support them.

We are very grateful to Margot and Mandy for helping us over this period of transition and wish them well for the future.

Celia Collett
Chairman (Management Committee)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Village Stores Staffing


Would you like to work at the Village Stores? Following Margot and Mandy's decision to leave, the management committee are looking for new paid staff to run both the stores and the new Post Office Local on a different shift pattern. One 25-hours a week Stores Manager job and three Assistant Managers posts are being offered. Details here: