We have just completed our community share offer. This raised nearly £74,000 to add to the funds we already have in the bank. Most residents in Bledington are now shareholders of our community shop and cafe. This is being built by our community for our community.
We are now starting on the construction stage of the project.
Bledington Community Shop and Café will be sited within a new timber clad building, in the heart of the village, in Middle Orchard. It is owned by villagers and will be run as a cooperative for the beneﬁt of the community.
Our new shop is within 5 minutes walking distance for most of us. The shop will not only provide daily essentials and attractive local products, but also a bright café with high quality coffee, pastries, hot soup, and sandwiches. Imagine, grabbing a cup of coffee with friends, stopping for a chat, and buying a few essentials. It will be a new heart to our village.
We have had backing from a number of trusts and grant making bodies including Summerfield Trust, Plunkett Foundation, Big Potential, a Big Lottery Fund grant programme managed by Social Investment Business, Susanna Peake Charitable Trust and Charlotte Heber-Percy Charitable Trust.Contact any of the management committee for more information, or if you wish to be involved either via the website, see us on facebook or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Sign Up to Our Mailing List Today