St Tudy Community shop is run for the villagers by the villagers
How it all began……..
In February 2011 the owners of the shop and post office in St Tudy announced that they would be ceasing trading on the 21st of April that year. A steering group was quickly formed to look at the viability of running a community shop. Village meetings and questionnaires confirmed the need and support for such an enterprise. The community quickly raised £10,000 through donations, loans and fund raising events to take over running the shop from the existing premises. Over 50 volunteers stepped forward to assist in the running of the shop and trading started on 22nd April 2011.
The St Tudy Community Shop Ltd was registered as an Industrial & Provident Society on 18th March 2011. Because the existing premises were to be redeveloped, a new location was found on land leased from, and adjoining the village hall. Funds were raised from a community share offer and grants to build and equip a new shop. These new premises were opened on 25th August 2012.
The shop employs one full time and one part time person, with a willing band of enthusiastic volunteers covering the shop and Post Office hours as needed.
We are planning to build an extension to the shop this year, which will house a library, a computer for Internet access and a community space.
We sell a full range of general groceries, dairy products, newspapers and magazines, beers wines and spirits, tobacco, cleaning products, pet food, stationary, medicinal items, coal and logs etc. etc.
Chris Hawkins – Chairman
Bob King – Vice Chairman
Les Eastlake – Treasurer
Anna Ambrose – Secretary
Karen is our shop manager and ensures the smooth running of the shop.
Deputy Shop Manager
Kim is our deputy shop manager and supports Karen in the running of the shop.
History of our Shop
St Tudy Village shop in the early days
St Tudy Post Office and Stores
- Monday to Friday
8am - 6pm
8am - 2pm
9am - 12 noon
Deliveries can be arranged