Run by the village for the village
UPDATE ON EVENTS IN TEWIN SHOP
The Village now owns Tewin Stores
To mark this momentous moment in the history of Tewin Stores, we cut the ribbon at the front door of Tewin Stores on the morning of 7thSeptember at 10.30am. It was a short ceremony, with the honours carried out by Keith St Pier, the Chair of Tewin Parish Council, with 30 residents of the village in attendance. This echoed that of the first ribbon cut by Roger Temple 11 years ago when the shop officially opened for business on 21stFebruary 2008. The photograph above shows the "ribbon-cutting" ceremony.
Thanks go to the many residents and visitors who purchased more than 3000 shares in the Share Sale that took place in July and August. The Stores also received significant support from the Parish Council, and several generous donations, as well as a bequest from Mr Geoff Malin. We could not have achieved this important milestone without the good will and support of everyone involved.
We became the new owners of Tewin Stores premises at lunchtime on Friday 30thAugust 2019. It means that the building now, to all intents and purposes, belongs to the people of Tewin.
Only your goodwill and generous support has made this possible. Thank you so much.
Special thanks must also go to the Parish Council who gave their reassurance and support for the project from the start, when the Shop Committee was calculating the potential risks involved in the purchase.
The main celebration will take place in Tewin Village Hall on the evening of Monday 30thSeptember 2019, starting at 7.30pm. It will not be a formal meeting and will give our new Members (of which there are over 100) an opportunity to chat to Committee members. There will be drinks and nibbles as well, so it promises to be a jolly event. Everyone, shareholders, customers and volunteers are welcome. Please do come if you can.
Tewin Stores is a community shop, run by the village for the village. In 2007 we were in the forefront of a new trend which has seen the number of community shops in the country expand considerably. Our shop has a paid manager and is run by a volunteer workforce of local people.
We are open seven days a week and aim to give a good welcome to regular customers and visitors to the village. We sell most items that people might need, including newspapers, bread, milk, general groceries, cleaning equiment and birthday cards. Sausages, bacon and eggs are sourced locally. Cakes, quiches and pies, including gluten free, are baked in the area and delivered to the shop each week. Fruit and vegetables are also local and sometimes include produce from our allotments, orchards and gardens. We also sell plants for your garden. In the cafe we serve full English breakfast, light lunches and afternoon teas. Fridays are special Fry Up days when we serve the Full English and also Eggs Florentine and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. We are rated 4 stars by our local Environmental Health inspector. Look out for notices of our special monthly Saturday lunches.
Bread, rolls, croissants, sausage rolls and many other savouries are baked in house. All these items can be pre-ordered, especially for the weekend. Tewin stores was once a bakery - see the History of Tewin book available also in the shop at £20.
Don’t forget we do lovely morning coffee, breakfasts, lunches and teas most days but especially every Friday morning with our Friday Fry ups. So come along and give yourself a break occasionally and let someone else cook your breakfast.
If you would like to become a shareholder, at a cost of only £25, or a volunteer, or a member of the 100 club with entry into a prize draw made monthly, please get in touch with our Secretary Eleanor Lohr (01438 717709), or speak to Bev at the shop (01438 717929).