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Scroll down to the bottom to read the latest nice comment!

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"Thank you Helen. Since the opening of our shop, I've felt so much happier about shopping: meeting friendly companions and buying excellent yoghurt, butter, cheese with ginger, fresh meats and local honey, to name just a few. Off to see what other goodies are there today.
Regards,
Andrea Moberly 30 January, 2014

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"I've visited eleven community shops in Devon, and ours is up there with the best of them. It's much more than a place to buy things; it's a fun place to be in and relax and meet people. As for the shopping itself, I've been delighted to find that there is little premium over supermarket prices, and it's actually cheaper if you take travelling costs into account.
Regards,
Charles Moberly  30 January, 2014
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"Love the Blog, Helen you've done a fab job! I've subscribed now looking forward to updates :)"
Pauline Barclay 1st February 2014 (location: Tenerife)
      Helen: "Thank you Pauline - I hope we can have a coffee together in the shop one day" 

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"I'm one of the volunteers who give a few hours each week behind the counter in the shop.

It's been lovely catching up with people I havn't seen for a while when they call in, and getting to know people who have moved into the village in recent times.
Some of the latter have become volunteers too as it's a great way to get to know local people.
It isn't only being used by residents of our three parishes (Satterleigh, Warkleigh & Chittlehamholt), the word is spreading and I've had people come into the shop on recommendations from friends who have discovered it for themselves.
It's usually with a look of suprise when they see that we have a wide range of goods and it really is lovely to hear the compliments on how well we have all done (and that the shop looks so much bigger when they come inside!! )
We have walkers come in, people come along after sports sessions at High Bullen or after the Tuesday morning Tai Chi held in the Village Hall.

If you would like to ask about becoming a volunteer too, please pop in or phone and ask to be put in touch with Heather, our volunteer organiser."
Babs Palmer  - 24 March, 2014

Helen : Thanks Babs!
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8 comments:

  1. Stopped whilst lost in deepest Devon; the lovely people at the community shop were kind enough to show me the right way! Thanks :)

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    1. Thanks Tom - glad to hear you found the right road!

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  2. I'd personally like to thank all the people that gathered information and enabled a meeting for the villagers to attend on a drop-in basis regarding the High Bullen Planning Application. Thanks too for those that attended the relevant Parish Council Meetings and spoke against the Application as it stands, it seemed that they spoke for the majority of the large number of villagers that attended judging by the applause to their comments. It's amazing how much information can be gathered when people gather together in this way.
    Babs Palmer (not Anonymous)

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  3. Thanks Babs - - I wholeheartedly agree!
    (My apologies for the delay n responding, I've had no internet these last couple of days. I did wonder if it was deliberate sabotage (*laugh*) ...turns out it was a faulty cable. :-( all fixed now!)

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  4. We have got family in the village and would like to say how welcome we were made to feel when we popped into the community shop for a coffee. The shop is an excellent addition to the village and we wish you well. We also hope that you are successful with your campaign against the High Bullen plans. Good luck to you all

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment about the shop and for your support re Highbullen.

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  5. Hello,

    I visited the village the other day. Being a New Yorker I felt completely out of my comfort zone but everybody made me feel so welcome. I even got an invite to join various clubs and societies! A big thank you to the the ladies in the shop as well for giving me directions to Rosemoor. It was stunning! I found the 'country lanes' a struggle because they were so small but I suppose I'm used to 5 lane highways.
    I must say though, I heard a lot of gun shots one night, I'm not sure what was going on!

    Hope to come back soon,

    Thank you,

    Eleanor

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    1. Thank you Eleanor for your lovely words. On behalf of the Community I do hope you enjoyed your stay in Devon and that you come back to see us again. Yes compared to the US our lanes are a bit narrow - I moved here from London so I know what you mean (although even London's roads are narrow compared to yours!)
      I assure you the shooting wasn't anything to do with it being tourist season *laugh* - it was probably a farmer after rabbits, but sadly there is also a lot of deer poaching for venison. I hope you had/have a safe journey home!

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