The Candover Valley Store and Post Office is open and fully stocked.  Currently NO empty shelves as in some supermarkets. We are delighted to see so many customers shopping locally.

The store is following all recommended advice and best practice in this health crisis. Our cleaning and hygiene regime has increased and is robust. We want our customers, staff and volunteers to remain healthy and able to get out and about.

We are currently considering how best to help our friends and neighbours that may be self-isolating or those more vulnerable customers who do not want to leave home during this time .We are working with the Church and Preston Candover Parish Council as we hope to coordinate people to help those that need it locally in Preston Candover and Nutley (further details from Ruth Chattel ruthchattell@btinternet.com). We hope other villages will be able to find coordinators and work alongside us.

We hope we may be able to offer a delivery service for those who are self-isolating or vulnerable (but this will depend on volunteers who are able to help).

As we put together a plan to ensure we support our friends and neighbours in the most helpful way, please let us know if you are able to assist us by either volunteering in the store or by helping with any deliveries in the local area. If you are able to help in any way contact Lucy Muncey via the shop. We would warmly welcome anyone who feels able to help in the short term, even in an ad hoc capacity.

Supporting local businesses, showing kindness to neighbours and strengthening connections locally WILL have a positive impact in these uncertain times.

We would like to thank all our customers and supporters for their fantastic support as we go forward. We will keep you regularly updated with our plans.

Easter opening hours

Good Friday – Friday 10 April – Store open 8.30am – 4pm, Post office closed (bank holiday)

Easter Saturday 11 April – Store open 8.30am – 5.30pm, Post office open 9 – 12.30 (normal Saturday hours)

Easter Sunday 12 April – Store open 8.30 – 12.30 (normal Sunday hours)

Easter Monday 13 April – Store open 8.30 – 4pm, Post office closed (bank holiday)