Chris Blows

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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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Apr 27

The Rural Oscars Results

THE RURAL OSCARS RESULTS Well, sadly we did not win or get the runner up position. But we were up against some tough competition and many much larger organisations. We are still thrilled to have got this far and intend to enjoy the party come what may! Thanks again to everyone for your support, encouragement …

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Dec 10

Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars Finalist

We are delighted to be able to announce that the shop has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards, otherwise known as the Rural Oscars. We have been drawn from thousands of nominations across England and Wales. The actual winners will be announced at a reception at the Houses of Parliament …

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Sep 18


We are very proud and pleased to have been awarded 2nd place in the “Best Village Shop” category by Dorset Community Action at their award ceremony last night. Thanks again go to the customers of our shop, all those involved in the running of it and of course those that voted for us.

Sep 17

New Book Exchange Facility

We have started an experimental “Book Exchange” to raise funds for the shop. To start with, we are looking for donations of good condition paperback novels. They will then be offered for 50p donation per exchange or £1.00 per book without a swap. There is already a nice and growing selection of books in a …

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Aug 18

Come and join us for our birthday celebrations

On Saturday 22nd August, between 10.00 and 12.00, please join us for our birthday celebrations where we will be selling a coffee and a crosisant at a special birthday price of £1.00