Monday, 17 August 2009

Village Shop Re-opens


It was wonderful on Saturday to be invited to Stokeinteignhead. In 2008 Stokeinteignhead saw its village shop shut its doors after the closure of the post office. On Saturday to much fanfare and rejoicing the shop reopened - owned and run by the villagers themselves. The youngest and the oldest residentsof the village along with MP Richard Younger-Ross cut the ribbon. Over half the population of the village are now shareholders. £7000 has been raised in the village through loans following a public meeting in May attended by over 200 villagers. Brian Cooke and other committee members were extremely generous in thanking me, in reality the real heros are the committee and villagers themselves. See http://cllrdavidcox.blogspot.com/2008/11/stokeinteignhead-community-shop.html

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