Things are looking up! After a slow first half of the year sales are picking up, the bank balance is strengthening, and Sproughton Community Shop are feeling more buoyant.
Last month they welcomed Tara back after her prolonged convalescence, as well as Ed & Denyse from family commitments. Now that they are almost back to full strength and have been able to do a bit more planning. Sally Sparrow has generously undertaken to host the team for our volunteers summer get together on Sunday August 27th.
Their open day will be on Sunday 3rd September in the courtyard of the Tithe Barn from 1pm – 4 p.m. As it was wrote last month, this will be an opportunity to taste lots of the local products and some dishes created with produce solely from the shop and they look forward to welcoming lots of you there.
The Halloween Disco will take place on Friday 28th October in the Tithe Barn. Tickets will be £1 for parents and 50p for children.
Another innovation is to have a special offer each month. During August they shall be selling meat and pies from the freezer on a buy one get one free (BOGOF) basis. The half price will apply to the cheaper item as is usual on all such offers. Their meat is all sourced from suppliers in Woodbridge who deal exclusively in locally reared meat.
They have also had the time to review some of the prices. Over time, prices have risen from their suppliers and they have tried to hold the prices for you. However, some of the products are now cheaper than the equivalent items in the big supermarkets, which you will agree doesn’t make sense. Recent visitors from London were astonished and delighted at their prices, so a few of our lines will cost a bit more, but the intention is to make these price rises as painless as possible.
So once again, thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and all those of you who continue to support the shop.
Sproughton Community Shop is open from 07:45am to 5pm each weekday. On Saturday’s from 09.30am – 12.30pm on Saturdays and from 10am – 1pm on Sundays. During opening hours, you can telephone the shop at 01473 747 768.