- Maintain and develop the Post Office and the services it offers;
- Maintain and develop the shop as a community hub connecting with residents and visitors,supporting village clubs and societies;
- Develop better links with other local businesses for mutual benefit;
- Support and assist socially isolated and less mobile residents;
- Work with the community to create new jobs, volunteer and training
- Support local traders and suppliers to improve sustainability and reduce
“food miles” and reduce waste and promote environmentally beneficial
In order to become more sustainable H&WCS is in the process of switching electricity to a sustainable/renewable supplier, reducing the use of plastic bags and encouraging own re-useable bags, boxes and paper bags. We also sell our own Bag 4 Village Life. We will look to test products which are free from packaging, where customers bring in their own containers. We are currently looking to replace the current freezer units for more energy efficient ones with doors. We are also a central recycling point for residents to recycle items such as batteries, ink cartridges.
Where opportunities exist for local sourcing we will continue to pursue them. This approach benefits the sustainability aspects of the business and supports the local community.
Benefitting the community is at the heart of everything that the community shop does and it will seek out ever further ways of working with and for the local people.
We support the Stand up 4 Sitting Down Campaign by providing available chairs for people to sit in the shop and post office area. The campaign aims to improve older people’s access to their local shops.