Welcome

Grindleford community shop in the vestry of St Helen’s church was set up to provide a local shop for the community. It sells artisan bread from Welbeck bakery as well as a range of local products. Tea, coffee and locally baked cakes are also available.

OUR OPENING HOURS Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sunday 12 to 4 pm

  • BT Disaster!

    Due to multiple failures by BT and Openreach, the shop will not have an active phone line after Friday 24th may. We are hoping to maintain card payments via a link to the O2 mobile network. To order bread etc you will have to come into the shop. We are taking this up via a complaint to Offcom and hope it will be resolved in due course.

  • 10 Years Celebration, 23rd June

    This June will mark ten years since the Community shop opened in the former vestry at St Helen’s Church. Since then, the shop has weathered events like the Covid lockdown and continues to thrive and pay its way. It is also working with the church to make a range of improvements, which will see solar panels and batteries installed when the church is re-roofed. As a significant consumer of electricity for fridges, freezers, kettles etc this will benefit both the shop and the church.

    To mark this milestone, the shop will be holding a birthday event in the churchyard from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 23rd June. Sunshine pizza will be there and there will also be tea, cake, activities and music. Everyone in the village is invited to join in the celebration.

  • Easter Shop Closer

    As we approach the Easter holiday, we wanted to inform you of our upcoming closures so you can plan accordingly:

    Holiday Closure Dates:

    • Good Friday (29th March): Closed
    • Easter Sunday (31st March): Closed

    Please note that our doors will reopen on Monday 1st April ready to welcome you back with our usual opening hours. (10am-4pm but no fresh bread)

    We apologise for any inconvenience these closures may cause and appreciate your understanding.

    Wishing you a blessed Easter filled with joy and chocolate!

  • AGM – 7.30 Wednesday 6th March

    Shareholders are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Community Shop. This will take place in the function room of the Sir William Hotel at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 6th March.

    Shareholder will be asked to vote on the audited accounts and also the membership of the committee. It will also be an opportunity to catch with and discuss what is happening at the shop. There is a new management team, Kaori and Fiona, taking over from Peter, after his very successful period as manager. This year marks 10 years since the shop moved into the old vestry at St Helen’s church. Last year was a record one for sales and profits. Looking forward, the shop looks to have a sound future. There are also developments in the joint project with the church, which should start work in the Spring after delays caused by bats. When the church is re-roofed, solar panels and batteries will be installed which will enable the shop and the church to be largely powered by their own zero carbon energy.

    The Grindleford Goat was originally set up to provide funding for the establishment of the shop. Now that the shop is paying its way as a successful business, it has been set up as a separate charity to support wider village activities.

    Non shareholders are also welcome at the meeting and there will be an opportunity to buy shares if they wish to vote.

  • New Management Team

    Peter is due to step back from the role of manager but will continue as a volunteer at the shop. We are very grateful for the effort that he has put in to running and improving the shop in the last two years.

    We are pleased that we are able to announce two part-time replacements. Kaori Carter has already started working alongside Peter and many of you will have met her by now. She is also the person that produces the Kimchi, which has proved a popular line at the shop. Kaori has now been joined by Fiona Outram in a job-share of the manager’s role. We wish them every success with this.

Covid19
Restrictions have been lifted but we ask customers to take care not to pass infections on to volunteers and other customers. Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

Cards Welcome
Card and phone payments are welcome for all purchases over £1.

Village News
For more information about the village and news of events and activitie see the village website:
www.grindleford.com
Muddy Boots Welcome
We welcome walkers and cyclists visiting the village. Currently takeaway teas, coffees and cakes only. Groups of more than 6 please ring on 01433 631611 a few days before.

Bike Box
Grindleford Community Shop has a bike box for the use of any passing cyclists. In the event of mechanical issues out on the road, it can hopefully assist in getting you and your bike going again.
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Volunteers Wanted
We have a dedicated, loyal band of volunteers, most of who have been with us from the start, but we always need more.  We don’t mind if you can only spare a few hours a week or even a month – you will be very welcome. 
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Volunteer Good Practice
We’ve created a new page that we will keep up to date with information about safe working practices during the Covid-19 restrictions.
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