Chris Blows

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Nov 07


Unfortunately, to enable essential maintenance work to take place, both the shop and Post Office will be closed on Wednesday November 14th. We do anticipate that we will be able to sell newspapers until about 10.00am but would urge those customers that have papers reserved to pick up their papers as early as possible. We …

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Aug 11

Shop Annual General Meeting

Please make a note in your diaries that the Annual General Meeting of Motcombe Community Shop Ltd will take place in the Pavilion at Motcombe Memorial Hall on Tuesday 28th August starting at 8pm. Everyone is welcome at this meeting, but only Shareholders may vote.

Aug 02

Change of Opening Times on Saturdays

Please note that until further notice the shop will be closing at 2.30pm on Saturdays

Jul 05

Early Closing

Please note that the shop will be closing at 2.30pm on Saturday 7th July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Jun 02

Ronnie Barkwright: Our submission to the village fete scarecrow competition

Say hello to Ronnie, and in particular note the number of candles in his pocket and what’s in his hand….

Nov 08

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st November: Potential disruption to The Shop.

We will be removing the big chiller and replacing it with more modern, smarter and efficient units on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of November. We will also be taking the opportunity to replace the front door with a better and more secure one during this time. Please be aware that there may be some …

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Oct 05

Early Closing: Saturday October 7th 2017

Unfortunately, due to the unavailability of volunteers, the shop will be closing earlier than usual this Saturday, October 7th. The shop will close at 2.30pm It will reopen as usual on Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Jun 22

New post cards now for sale

With thanks to John Laing, the shop is now selling postcards depicting local scenes and promoting the shop  

Dec 01

Fresh Fish Thursday

Fresh Fish Thursday. Following a successful trial, we are pleased to announce we will now be offering fresh fish every Thursday. The customer feedback has been very positive, do try some yourself.

May 10

Lord Julian Fellowes visits the shop

The following press release has been sent this morning (10th May) to BVM, Western Gazette, Valley News and Dorset Life. Lord Julian Fellowes visits Motcombe Community Shop, a Finalist in the Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars Awards Motcombe Community Shop was delighted and proud to be one of 13 finalists in the Village Shop/Post Office category …

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