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December Update

Well. I've just popped down to Findon Village Store, and what a feast greeted my eyes, in every sense of the word!  In addition to the usual cards, wrapping paper and gift boxes, jingle bells shakers, mince pies and Christmas cake bites, Helen (our Deputy manager) and...

November Update

Findon Village Store     Well, I’d like to be able to say that blue skies and a gentle sun welcomed us on the morning of the ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ ceremony, but, instead, we woke to the sound of driving rain.  Not the best weather when a marquee...

October Update

I start this month’s contribution with “final words”, as fellow volunteer Jean Burden has kindly agreed to take on the task of writing the shop’s article for the excellent Findon News, something that I hope she will enjoy as much as I have. But before signing off, in...

September Update

A date for your diary!  Monday, 17th October 2022 at 2pm in the Village Hall This is when Findon Village Store will “officially” receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from Lady Emma Barnard, the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex. For full details see our...

August Update

ut it wills a summer of celebration! Fresh from our excitement at being awarded the QAVS, it was time tomark the contribution of our fabulous team by holding our Volunteers’ Party. This was originallyintended to be an annual event but thanks to COVID our last party...

July Update

Last month’s article ended with the promise that there would be “more exciting news next month”. Well, the time has come and we are now able to celebrate winning the enormously prestigious... Queen's Award for Voluntary Service The announcement was made on the day of...

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service awarded to Village Store

Back in May 2017, Findon residents awoke to a notice in the window of their village shop and Post Office announcing its permanent closure.  Shocked but undaunted, villagers rose to the challenge of saving this much needed village asset.  The Chairman of the...

June Update

We have to start this month’s article with a sad farewell. As mentioned in the May issue, our Chairman, Steve Smith, is stepping down from his post. He leaves us with this message: Having been volunteering for the Village Store...

May Update

Having ended the last article with our best wishes for a happy Easter, it is good to reflect on the beautiful weather and chance to spend time with family and friends that the festival brought. Our local shop did great business, selling out of both Hot Cross Buns and...

April Update

Back in the middle of March when preparing this article, current affairs were certainly making the prospect of a visit to our bright and cheerful shop, with our bright and cheerful staff and volunteers more uplifting than ever. If you feel in need of a chat and some...

March Update

What a dramatic month February was, weather-wise at least! It’s often a fairly quiet time in the village shop with a sense that we are all waiting out the end of Winter and saving our energies for the Spring. But this year the momentum has kept going through the early...

February Update

We have at last waved goodbye to January gloom and are still hearing bright words of praise for the team who put such a huge effort into stocking and staffing our village shop over Christmas and the whole festive season. To quote one of our regular customers, “The...

August Update

It’s Summer Party, BBQ and family time! At last we can meet for social occasions and you can trust your local shop to have everything you need for a great time. We have burgers, bangers and brioche, firelighters and fizz, coleslaw, charcoal and lots of cakes! You can...

Online Ordering

Findon Village Store is pleased to announce it has completed the setup and testing of our online ordering system and it is now available for general use as of March 1st 2021. We have been part of the Village Doorstep pilot scheme who have helped us with the setup and...

December Update

We now have some lovely Christmas items in the shop, some of the items include: Festive flavoured instant coffee, these are delicious. We also have traditional liqueur chocolates and for those that like a Christmas liqueur we have some lovely flavoured varieties this...

November Update

It may seem a little early to be talking about Christmas but from 5th November the post office will have first and second class Christmas stamps in stock. We will also have lots of Christmas goodies in store for those who like to stock up early. The post office...

October Update

As the summer draws to a close and the prospect of the nights drawing in at the end of the month we were hoping to have our new shop awning in place to offer some protection from the elements, especially for those customers waiting to enter the shop under the Covid...

September Update

The Plunkett foundation in conjunction with citizens advice have been very focused in encouraging governmental support for our Post Offices, especially those PO’s situated in rural ares. 74% of rural PO’s operate in a community that is without a bank. A fallout from...

August Update

As we come to near the end of our 3rd year trading as a village owned store we have been pleasantly surprised that our sales volumes remain strong in spite of people having more choices and better experiences from supermarkets than earlier in the year. We like to...

July Update

Since the shop opened 3 years ago storage has been an ongoing problem. We have worked extremely hard to provide product lines to suit the needs of villagers but this has been hampered by the lack of adequate storage facilities. We have now had a commercial cold room...

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Findon Village Collective Ltd
Findon Village Store
Horsham Road
Findon
Worthing
BN14 0TF

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