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Concerns over viability of Hinton Post Office and Stores

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posted by Fraser on 25 September, 2013 at 12:08AM

As a strong supporter of the shop, Sallie and I are most concerned that Roger is facing a crisis thanks to the Post Office's decision to re-open Norton St Philip's PO but in the new Budgens store. This will inevitably drive custom away from Roger and the business here cannot survive on the shop alone. If you support the shop and want to see it continue, have we any ideas as to how to encourage the village to use it (or lose it!)?

posted by Chris Clemence on 3 October, 2013 at 5:22PM

If everyone in the village earmarked a portion of there weekly grocery spend in the shop it would survive nicely. We don't buy everything there by any means but easily spend £20-£30 a week. Specifically we buy meat from the Shop, its not the cheapest but it is of a particularly high quality. We order our Sunday Roast on a Thursday and pick it up on Saturday morning all in a box. A little bit every week and all will be well!

posted by Nigel Parkes on 10 February, 2014 at 2:00PM

I would use the village shop more but it's difficult to get in the door (getting out is as easy as falling off a log). Might it be a good use of email to be able to order staple items (bread, veg etc) in advance and avoid the bottleneck?

posted by Roger Jacob on 11 February, 2014 at 8:47PM

If anybody would like to preorder from the shop, either for collection or I can arrange delivery , please send me an email or telephone.

posted by Alistair Kellock on 18 February, 2014 at 10:36AM

You can even get excellent cooking tips for unusual items - what a service !!

posted by Alan and Julie Seward on 18 February, 2014 at 8:16PM

We and some of our neighbours have our daily and weekend papers supplied and delivered by Roger and his fantastic paperman who comes out in all weathers. Given that we are a remote outpost of the village at Pipehouse this is fantastic service for which we are extremely grateful and value highly.

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