Bakery takes off! The delicious smell of freshly baked croissants, pains au chocolat, cinnamon whirls, Danish pastries, sausage rolls, apple pies, bread rolls and demi-baguettes waft through the store every morning now that our new bakery oven is up and running. Items may be pre-ordered (subject to stock availability) by calling us on 01256 389500.

What’s new in store? From Monday 4th November, we will be making preparations in anticipation of a busy December. We will be increasing our offering of fresh fruit and vegetables and stocking a wider range of wines, beers and spirits, seasonal items, gifts, chocolates, biscuits, locally made produce and festive food. Do drop by to see how the treats we are stocking solve your Christmas gift problems and let us know if you have any suggestions.

Post Office. Christmas stamps will be available very soon and last posting dates for some overseas destinations are fast approaching so don’t forget to ask Garry or Emma or a post office trained volunteer if you need more information. And remember, you can make cash withdrawals at the post office – all major UK bank cards are currently accepted.

Refillables. It has taken longer than expected, but our first orders for refillable cleaning products – washing-up liquid, hand soap and laundry liquid have arrived. The refillables are in recyclable bottles for you to buy. You then return the empty containers for refilling – thus saving on single use plastic bottles. Please support our eco initiative.