Head down to the Village Shop from 10:30am this Tuesday and get your fill of freshly made pancakes, with a variety of fillings.
Just £1 each.
Hambledon Village Shop will be closed on the following days over Christmas and New Year.
Sunday 25th December
Monday 26th December
Tuesday 27th December
Sunday 1st January
Monday 2nd January
If you intend to place an order with the shop for Christmas produce, please note the order form needs to be returned to the Shop by the end of the day on Monday 12th December. You can download a copy of the form by clicking here.
Despite almost meeting her Waterloo after a poorly timed encounter with a hornet, Jane Woolley completed her half marathon walk last Sunday. As a result she’s raised over £2000 which will go towards building a new customer toilet for the Village Shop.
Congratulations to Jane and many thanks to all who generously supported her.
Earlier this year the Shop got an internet upgrade and many of the customers and volunteers are taking advantage of the fast (38mbps) internet access now available. No password or login is required to use the internet service at the shop, just connect your device to the shop wi-fi when you’re in the vicinity and you’re up and running. The wi-fi extends to all the outside seating, including the new Queen’s bench.
In July the card terminal in the shop was upgraded to contactless. The more customers who use this the better, as it speeds up queue movement when the shop gets busy. Most cards now allow for contactless payment, just tap your card on the terminal when the amount has been entered into it, you’ll hear a beep confirming the payment has been made. Apple Pay is also supported so you can use your iPhone or Apple Watch to make a payment. The maximum allowed for a contactless payment is £30.
The Shop also now has it’s own web application. If you go to http://hambledonvillageshop.co.uk/hvs1 you can monitor in real time how the shop is performing via a screen of widgets. Click or tap on any of the widgets to dig deeper. The app does not work correctly on some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, but is fine on other browsers and mobile devices.
And, just one more thing… The Shop is active on Social Media in various ways:
Facebook, Google and TripAdvisor all allow you to write reviews of the shop, hint, hint….
Around 40 members attended the Annual Members Meeting of The Hambledon Village Shop Limited on Thursday 7th July 2016 in Hambledon Village Hall.
As well as presentations of the annual and year to date accounts, there were reports from Tim Parker (Chairmen of the Shop Management Committee) and from Gill Darbyshire (Shop Manager). These reports are provided below for those with an interest in the shop who were unable to attend the meeting.
THE HAMBLEDON VILLAGE SHOP LIMITED
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
The Annual Members Meeting of THE HAMBLEDON VILLAGE SHOP LIMITED will be held on Thursday 7th July 2016 at 7.30pm in Hambledon Village Hall.
All Members (being persons whose names are listed on the Register of Members as holding shares) are invited to attend and vote at the meeting.
The business to be dealt with is as follows:
21 June 2016
HAMBLEDON VILLAGE SHOP LIMITED is a Community Benefit Society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
The Shop Management Committee is pleased to announce that Gill Darbyshire has accepted their offer of appointment as Shop Manager of Hambledon Village Shop.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who pulled together to help the shop through the recent transition period and to all the shop customers for their continued patronage.
The Management Committee of the Hambledon Village Shop Ltd is looking for a dynamic Manager to lead the team of staff and volunteers. The Shop, Café and Post Office have grown in popularity under the previous manager, and turnover has increased by 70% in 2 years. However, this now needs to be translated to profit on the bottom line by careful management of stock, costs and, in particular, the recruitment, training and motivating of volunteers.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following qualifications:
We are offering a basic salary of £19,000 for a 40hr a week with a performance related bonus tied to key targets.
Closing date: 2 April 2016.
Wi-fi speeds of up to 37mbps are available in the shop and the wi-fi extends to all of the outside cafe tables and the picnic tables, though your mileage may vary.
So grab a coffee, take a seat and pretend you’re doing really important work.
On a balmy evening in December around 40 guests – all involved in Hambledon Village Shop in some way – gathered at the village hall wearing Christmas decorations and looking very festive. It was lovely to get together to meet old friends, make some new ones and to thank everyone for contributing so much to the shop.
The team who’d organised the village party the previous weekend had beautifully decorated the village hall with ivy garlands and fairy lights all round the walls and an enormous Christmas tree twinkling away in the corner. In true Blue Peter fashion, the table decorations were made from recycled bottles and jam jars with a little hand-decorated ‘thank you’ token and raffle ticket on each place setting.
The evening kicked off with drinks and chat before tucking into beef and vegetable Malaysian-style curries with rice and breads made by our Chef du Jour, Jon Petersen, followed by chocolate torte and lemon cheesecake desserts from Cook (worth noting that if you’re running a community event they offer a discount of 30%, click here to find out more). Thanks go to the commis chefs who helped chop all that veg!
Between Monday 1st February and Monday 22nd February, some new shelving will be installed, the shop counter and Post Office counters will be relocated and new flooring will be installed. All work is planned to be completed by Monday 22nd February.
Throughout this period Newspapers will be available as normal as will bread and milk and some dried goods. The farm shop will operate as normal. The delicatessen and cafe will be operating from a catering van in the shop driveway.
During the week Monday 8th February to Sunday 14th February the Post Office will be closed for a period of 3 days while the new flooring is installed, exact days of the Post Office closure will be provided at a later date.
Jo, the shop staff and the shop volunteers will be doing everything they can to keep the shop running as close to normal as possible during this period, please reward them with your custom.
A major cut of trees close to power lines was completed this year by Scottish and Southern Energy in an effort to reduce the frequency of electricity supply disruption to Hambledon.
SSE has also upgraded and refurbished power lines into the village and promised better communications in the event of outages.
Nevertheless, it is wise to take precautions in a rural area that has suffered from extensive power failures in recent years, usually caused by trees and branches falling onto cables during high winds.
SSE has provided the Parish Council with a quantity of telephones that do not require a power supply to work, wind-up radios, battery-operated magnetic lamps, safety lightsticks, compact foil blankets and heat packs for warming cold hands.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from any of these items they are available free for collection from the village shop.
It is important to remember that many modern phones require power to operate so a stand-by phone that simply requires a connection to the telephone line is an essential.
Stock up on batteries for torches and radios.
In extreme weather electricity and telephone lines may fail as may mobile phone networks. Snow or fallen trees can isolate the village. Although such an outcome is rare it has happened. The Parish Council has an emergency plan in place to help cope with such an event.
It is worth remembering that the phone kiosk at the village shop will continue to work in a power failure. The pay phone no longer accepts coins but you can dial 999 for free. You can also dial 100 for the operator to make reverse charge calls.
If you, or someone you know, may be considered vulnerable during a power cut, you can register with SSE’s Priority Services Register on 0800 294 3259. There is a leaflet in the shop explaining this service.
The following telephone numbers and addresses should be kept handy.
SSE – Scottish and Southern Energy (power cuts and emergencies): 0800 072 7282.
Surrey County Council (for on-line updates and advice): www.surreycc.gov.uk/winter.
Latest travel information: https://twitter.com/SurreyTravel
Waverley Borough Council: For general information, refuse collections etc, go to www.waverley.gov.uk adding the word weather to the search bar if your inquiry relates to this issue. Also, for latest news and emergency updates from the borough go to www.twitter.com/waverleybc
Radio updates will be broadcast on BBC Surrey on 104.6FM and on Eagle on 96.4FM
Hambledon village website will also carry updates: www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk
In the village, the Hambledon Emergency Team is:
Stewart Payne – 07831 393561, Tim Coleman – 07838 763767, and Nick Watson – 07770 553686
In the event of severe disruption and communication failure the emergency team will be on hand around the village, centred at the village shop.
Hambledon Village Shop is run for the benefit of the village and relies on volunteer help. We need people to help out on weekdays and weekends so if you can spare a few hours each week, every other week or on weekends, please get in touch with Gill, our Shop Volunteer Coordinator by clicking here and using the contact form.
The more people that get involved, the less everyone has to do. We are particularly short of volunteers on weekday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm and Saturday mornings.
Working in the shop is a great way to get involved in village life, meet your neighbours and contribute to our thriving community.