The Covid challenge continues – but the store is open for you!

Thanks to everyone involved with keeping the store and post office operating through yet more difficult times.  Our mission has been to stay open to serve our valley communities and we are glad to have been doing so throughout the pandemic but it is only because our staff and volunteers are prepared to carry on doing their jobs and volunteering, that this has been possible.  The CVCS management committee follows all the official guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible during their visits to the store and this depends on staff and customers doing their utmost to comply with what is currently necessary.  Thank you for continuing to adhere to the “Hands. Face. Space.” initiative by carrying on using the hand sanitiser, wearing masks and maintaining a two-metre distance while in the store or waiting outside.  Keeping the store running is a huge community effort and responsibility and the benefits are appreciated by all.  For now, whether you are a customer or whether you work in the store, please keep doing what you are doing and remember:  One day this WILL be over!

Do you need some help?

If you are vulnerable or self-isolating and need assistance with getting your essential groceries, we will do our best to help.  Please stay at home, contact Rebecca Jackson by calling 01256 389197 and let her know what you need.  You will be asked to provide payment and contact details.  As a community store, an important part of our ethos is to support local people and every effort will be made to help anyone who finds themselves in a crisis.

Look out for fun lockdown activity ideas

Always stocked with everyday essentials, the store will be adding a few new items to its usual ranges in a bid to keep you and your family busy at home with something new to do or make.  Look out for a new idea each week.  Following on from last month’s suggestion to make a batch of Seville orange marmalade, there will be recipes for easy-bake cakes, vegan meals, maybe instructions on how to create a delicious breakfast granola and some crafty schemes using kits of pens and paper that will be available in the store. More next month!

Valentine’s Day

This month (but not exclusively) love is in the air!  There will be cards and gifts of all sorts for you to choose from to bestow on your beloved  – or to give to yourself!  A well-earned  treat is just what you deserve, so come in and choose something deliciously indulgent.