New shop building

Plan for the new shop at the village hall

This is the plan for the new shop. An extension to the Village Hall incorporating a much improved shop, a Post Office and a new cafe. This will allow us to be very much a hub of the community for the long term benefit of the residents of Felsham and Gedding. All we need to do now is raise the funds needed to build it ……..

The full plans and planning consent can be seen on the Mid Suffolk District Council Planning site at

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.