Your Community Shop is situated within Pickard’s Country Store that is across the roadway from the Chapel and the car park.
The shop opening hours are:
Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Staffing is shared between Bev and Matt.
If you need to phone the shop the number is 522209.
It is unlikely that our Annual Quiz will be able to take place because of the Coronavirus restrictions.
During the lockdown we were able to improve the items we stock. In particular we can, not only stock, but order specific items of fruit and vegetables. Contact the shop with your requirements
We are due to hold our AGM in October, but the current issues make it unlikely that this will be possible. Pls watch this page to see what we will do to hold the meeting.
For those who are new to the village, it is still possible to purchase shares in the shop. Please contact one of the committee or download the form on the “share offer” page.
Burrington Community Shop is a community owned shop in the centre of the village. It was formed after the closure of the previous commercial shop in 2014 (See “history of shop” for more details).
We are a “Community Business Society”, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 7123). This means that it is a “not for profit” society owned by the local shareholders and all profits are fed back into the Community (including making improvements to the shop).
The shop provides as many items as practical to serve the local area. Obviously we can only sensibly stock items that our customers will purchase and we have to recognise that home deliveries from major supermarkets is a modern way of life. However, we are able to undercut the supermarkets on some lines and we pride ourselves on stocking as much as we can from local producers. For example, bakery items come from Chulmleigh Bakery, eggs are from a free range farm in Burrington, milk and cream are from a farm near Okehampton, our pies and pasties are from near Holsworthy and we have preserves from a manufacturer near Tiverton.
Bakery products are delivered on Tuesday, and Saturday. Milk and cream arrive on Tuesday and Saturday. All can be ordered in advance. Please try to support your local shop. There are many people who rely on being able to use a shop in the village, but we need others to, at least, do “top up” shopping with us instead of travelling further afield. Thank you to everybody who has supported us up until now and we hope you will continue to give us your support.
The Coronavirus situation this year has caused a huge increase in trade and orders. Our volunteers have done a fantastic job in dealing with the orders and keeping our shelves stocked. Please consider keeping your orders with the shop as we try to provide a great service to the village.
Should there be items that you can’t find, please let us know – either using the “suggestions” booklet in the shop, contacting one of the committee or telling Jess or Bev.
We are always looking to add to the number of volunteers. Using the principle “many hands make light work” we would welcome a couple of extra people to help with the operation – either regularly or to cover for holidays/sickness.
The drawing of the shop above was picked before we had a home and it was retained as our logo as it is quite a recognisable depiction of a village shop.
If you wish to speak directly to someone about the shop please contact one of the Management Committee:
General email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Page updated 17 September 2020