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Volunteers Safeguard the Future of Their Village Shop at Huby...

Saturday 10th February, 2024

On 2nd February, visionary volunteers from Huby celebrated the opening of their new, accessible community shop.

It secures the long-term future of their post office and only village shop in partnership with their Parish Council.

Over 100 people turned up to celebrate the formal opening ceremony done by one of the shop's oldest customers, Mrs New, with the help of the chairman of Huby Parish Council, John Corden, and Denise Howard, OBE Chairman of Huby & Sutton Community Shop.

Chairman Denise Howard OBE said “our amazing volunteers keep our village shop open 7 days a week, and the trading surplus enables us to open our Post Office 6 days a week which we see as an essential community service for local people.”

We are a growing village, and need local services that meet local needs.

Working with funders such as Hambleton District Council, Huby WI, St Monicas, Bernard Sunley Foundation and Easingwold Lions alongside private donations and our reserves saved from the last 9 years of trading, we have been able to improve access and facilities for customers and volunteers by building an entirely new shop in an adjacent building, using local trades and builders. (Photo credit 'James Drury Photography')

Read more about the grand opening from a copy of the paper found at your nearest stockist.

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