Hawkesbury Stores - A Community Owned Business

Hawkesbury Stores

High Street,
Hawkesbury Upton,
Badminton, GL9 1AU

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Grants

In December 2016 we were lucky enough to be awarded two major grants for Phase 1 refurbishment and development of the shop facilities.

West of England Rural Development Programme LEADER fund

The first was from the West of England Rural Development Programme LEADER fund, totalling nearly £40,000 (plus a commitment from us to contribute several thousand more). This was for a wide range of improvements to the property – including roof insulation, replacement of windows, new flooring, refurbishment of the office and heating installation.

Big Lottery Fund

The second was nearly £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, for new chillers, freezers and an EPOS till system.

We are extremely grateful to these grant-awarding bodies for supporting our community shop.

Timetable

Work began in April 2017, during which we operated a ‘mini shop’ in the front quarter of the Stores, before temporarily relocating to The Fox over the road.

Phase 1 refurbishment was completed in June 2017, and we celebrated with a party in July!

Outcomes

Take a look at the Stores before and after refurb – what a transformation!

The shop’s makeover has resulted in a modern, light and airy shopping environment. Our fleet of glass-fronted refrigerators and freezers has vastly increased the range of chilled and frozen foods we can stock. We now offer quality freshly-ground coffee to take away or drink in.

With the shop busier than ever, the refurbishment has also boosted local employment. Our shop supervisors were able to increase their hours, and a shop assistant and a cleaner were newly employed. The modernised office space is rented by a small business, who have also recruited locally.

Phase 2

More improvements are planned, when funds allow.

These include replacing the shopfront to improve energy efficiency and security, and to improve access for people who are less mobile. Our ‘wishlist’ would also include replacement of our more dated shelving units.

Before and After!

 

Countryside Alliance Awards - South West Village Shop Champion!
Fewer food miles

Fewer food miles

We stock sausages from pigs bred less than a mile away, and our bread, cakes, eggs, and bottled beers are all produced in surrounding villages.

Read about our locally-produced ranges

© 2016 Hawkesbury Stores

Hawkesbury Community Shop Ltd is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 as a Community Benefit Society. Registration No. 7296.

Registered Office: Hawkesbury Stores, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton, GL9 1AU.

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Hawkesbury Stores

High Street,
Hawkesbury Upton,
Badminton, GL9 1AU