Residents of the new community of Woodgate, in Pease Pottage, Sussex, are raising funds to establish a new community-owned shop on the development through a community share offer. The new village shop will be located in a building at the heart of the development, managed by local residents and run by the [...]
The re-opening of a local shop in Invermoriston will benefit the community in more ways than one. Invermoriston's local shop closed its doors in August last year, but volunteers have now opened its doors again and the store now specialises in local produce and crafts. The shop will be run as a [...]
The Denbury Plunkett Communities scheme produces a map of East of England Community businesses. From the north coast of Norfolk down to Clacton-on-Sea, and from Cambridge across to Southwold, there are 80 extraordinary independent, community-owned businesses for locals and visitors to discover and enjoy. The free map, which will be available to [...]
Sharing stories to inspire other community businesses UK-wide When attempting to illustrate the impact that community-owned business have in the communities we work with across the UK, we often share stories such as this one about the village of Appleton. Their story was used as part of our recent charity auction evening, at [...]
Mel Cooper, manager of the Westbury Community Shop and Cafe, shares why they have started working with a local special needs school, offering work experience to students Earlier this year, we were approached by Furze Down School in Winslow, and asked if we would offer regular work experiences sessions to a group [...]
Harriet English, Plunkett’s Head of Engagement, celebrates how the rural village of Dunsfold is securing its future by embracing community-ownership and affordable homes for locals. Creating a thriving village requires both holding on to the places that really matter and embracing new ways of living and working so that your community can thrive [...]
Read our case study for Candover Valley Community Store, a community shop in Hampshire.
As the national lockdown closed the doors of businesses across the country, one newly opened rural community shop in East Yorkshire showed innovation and adaptability to remain open and provide community spirit and vital supplies to those who needed them more than ever.