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Levelling up grant

Our shop has been selected to apply for a levelling up grant from the Community Ownership Fund of up to £250,000, which together with existing funds, fund raising through shares and loans and other grant opportunities will give us the resources we need to build a new shop.

This is a fantastic opportunity which, if successful, will mean that we can go ahead with the new shop building adjacent to the village hall.

In order to assist with our bid we need to demonstrate increased involvement with our community. Ways we can do this are by increasing the number of our volunteers, and increasing the number of shareholders in our store.

For information on volunteering call into the shop.

The share prospectus and application form is also available from the shop or you can download it from here. Shares start at only £10 and you can buy as many as you like.

Annual General Meeting 2024

Notice is hereby given that the fifth annual general meeting of members will be held at Felsham and Gedding Village Hall on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 7.30pm

The purpose of the meeting is to

  1. receive from the Management Committee the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2023
  2. consider plans presented by the Management Committee for the current and next financial year
  3. receive a report on the state of the membership and the membership strategy
  4. re-appoint examiners for the accounts of the Society (currently Churchgates of Bury St Edmunds) who offer themselves for re-election
  5. declare the results of elections of those who are to serve on the Management Committee

By order of The Management Committee

March 2024


Telephone 01449 736042

Levelling Up Grant Application Questionnaire

As part of the grant application we need to assess the impact of the Store and Post Office, and what would happen if it did not exist.  Please take a couple of minutes to fill in the form online here

Alternatively you can print it out and hand in at the shop or complete a hard copy at the shop

The grant is for up to £250,000 to help finance the building of a new shop at the village hall, and give us a permanent location. You can see the plans here.

Easter 2024 Opening Times

Our opening times for the shop and post office will be:

Post OfficeShop
Good FridayClosedClosed09:00–11:00Closed
Saturday 30 March09:00–12:30Closed09:00–13:0014:00–17.30
Easter SundayClosedClosed09:00–11:00Closed
Monday 1 AprilClosedClosed09:00–11:00Closed
Tuesday 2 April09:00-13.00Closed09:00–13:0014:00–17.30