Please take a look at our shop video to see the type of things that we stock - we are so excited to have this, which was very kindly produced by Wiltshire College students, Aidan Hill and Jordan Hood, as part of a work experience project.
note that, as from Monday 6th July, the shop will have a
hand-sanitising station in the foyer and asks that all customers and
visitors to the shop use it before entering. Thank you.
June Update - Shop Manager & New Committee
shop committee is very pleased to announce that Val Mazey is taking up
the position of Shop Manager. Val lives in the village, and if you
don’t already know her, hopefully you will soon be able to meet her.
The committee is very pleased to have Val on board, as she has
experience with national retailers, and will undoubtedly be a great
asset to the shop. Val is currently doing shop volunteer training with
Jill Saunders and Shop Manager training with Avril Balmforth, and it is
hoped that she will be properly in position at some point in August.
March Jessica Puddy was welcomed on to the committee and has taken on
the position of Shop Secretary. Four new committee members have joined,
and bring a huge variety of talents and experience with them; they are
Adam and Charlotte Sparkes, Cathy Mundy, and Diane Allen, who bring the
committee up to its full contingent of ten; Diane has taken on the position of Chairman. Thanks go to our outgoing
members - Anneliese Hillyer-Thake, who is moving away, and Avril
Balmforth and Linda Durno, who estimate that, between them, they have
served between 25 and 30 years on the shop committee; both will remain
Village Shop AGM
shop was due to hold its AGM in June, although this was not possible
due to the current circumstances and restrictions. Shareholders will be
advised of a date as soon as this is possibly. For any queries, please
contact the shop’s Secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now stocking 500g Greek style natural yogurt and 450g Greek style honey yogurt, local butter, and baking margarine - and we still have some 500g Yeo Valley Strawberry yogurt in the chiller. If you're a fan of long life milk, we have several 1 litres of semi skimmed.
If you're running low on hand santiser we have some small handbag size bottles for sale. Sneezing with the pollen? We've got hay fever tablets and nasal spray.
Did you know that the shop has been here at the village hall since 2004, and run as a community shop since 2007? May 1st was our 13th birthday! When these difficult times are over, do keep supporting us, like we are supporting the village now, and help us to continue for another 13 years and more.
Spring in the Shop
Thank you for supporting our shop - now and in the future.
of the village shop's March/April raffle is Jill Saunders, who wins a joint of lamb; thank you to Esther Shape for drawing the ticket.
Our raffles are being paused for a while and will hopefully resume later in the year.
We now have a screen up in the shop, to help to keep everyone safe. You'll still be able to see our lovely volunteers 😊
~ We have been advised by a medical professional to only take payments by card, so as not to handle cash. There will be no minimum spend for using a card at the current time.
We would encourage customers to please wash their hands when they come in to the shop, before shopping. Hand washing facilities are available.
Thank you for your continued understanding.
Order Your Fresh Bread From UsIn Stock
Good news! Due to popular demand, the shop is placing twice-weekly
orders for Taylors of Bruton breads, pastries, etc, to be delivered on
Mondays and Thursdays.
Thank you to everyone who popped their change in to the Dorothy House
collection box in 2019 - this raised £15.05 for the charity.
shop is stocking bread and other goodies from Taylors of Bruton and any
of the loaves can be ordered ready sliced. All items (except the lardy
cake and lardy slice) are vegetarian and some are also vegan. All come
wrapped, with ingredients and allergens listed. Here's a price list of products available to order. Please note that a few items have now been discontinued - just ask!
If you need a gift for any occasion,
the new range of Wild Strawberry Designs jewellery is now in stock, together
with scented candles, wine, spirits and liqueurs, and gift packs of mini-Prosecco
with chocolates. Or order a home-made cake.
Now in stock - Snack Stop Mug shots, on offer at only 60p each. Great
for a quick lunch for those who like something different - just add hot
We love our volunteers - without them the shop wouldn't run, as every single one of us is a volunteer.
Would you like to join us? Why not make it your New Year's resolution?
We really could do with some extra help, either in a regular slot or to
cover holiday - to find out more, please give Avril a call on (01249)
750671. Thank you!
Now in stock are decorated tins of biscuits, which are ideal for all sorts of occasions, such as birthdays, teacher "thank you" or just because! We also have some delicious liqueurs and various gins.
Winter Opening Hours
Please note that, as from Monday 30th September, we shall be operating under our Winter Opening Hours, as follows:
A victorious Bungee, after parachuting from the church tower, complete with certificate and bandaged arm from injury sustained on landing. Before the jump he was very nervous and said 'Don't ever ask me to do this again'!
Carrier BagsKSM Bees Are Busy!
try to recycle and be eco-friendly wherever possible, and are grateful
for donations of plastic carrier bags to re-use, but we would now also
like donations of paper carrier bags (with handles) please. Nothing is better than bringing along your own shopping bag where possible, of course!
Get it while you can - from our new village honey supplier.
Cool down after a hot day with one of our beers or bottles of wine....or
for non-drinkers we also have an offer on Marshfield Farm ice cream, as well as our new stock of Lovington's ice cream and Toblerone ice cream.
The shop committee would like to thank Kington St Michael Parish Council
for a £450 grant towards the cost of the postal collection.
Thank you to all those shareholders who attended the Annual
General Meeting on June 12th. Rick Squires stepped down from the committee after 12
years, with nine of those as Chairman. Our grateful thanks go to Rick,
who was presented with a gift of a theatre ticket voucher by way of
At the meeting following the AGM, a new committee was
formed; Anneliese Hillyer-Thake was welcomed on to the committee and the
following officers were appointed:
Chairman: Linda Durno
Vice-Chair: Anneliese Hillyer-Thake
Secretary: Delcia Fussell
Treasurer: Kevin Henderson.
General committee members are Avril Balmforth (Shop Manager), Jane
Burdon, Kath Mackie, Pat Squires (Assistant Shop Manager), and Louise
Our grateful thanks go to committee member Louise Williams, for all her
hard work in organising the plant sale on June 1st. Assisted by shop
volunteers Jenny Hayne, Jehanne Le Quesne, and Anneliese Hillier-Thake, £209.60 was raised.
you like to roam and ramble around and about the parish? Well, we have
the ideal thing for you - our new Kington St Michael laminated walking
map. It's double sided and measures 47 x 32cms.
• Easy to read mapping at a scale of 1:16 000 (approx 4 inches to
• Laminated for weatherproofing
• Useful scale ruler for distance and walk time
• Slips easily into your pocket
Become a "Regular"
Why not resolve to buy certain items from us throughout the year? For example you could could buy all of your greetings cards, gift wrap, stationery and stamps, or all the ingredients for baking a cake, or eggs, bacon & beans for a fry-up, or all of your staple storecupboard items (rice, tinned items, etc), or all of your breakfast cereals!
The combinations are endless (well almost!), but you get the idea.
Bartlett's Is Back!
Back by popular demand - Bartlett's bacon and ham.