It’s official: our new community shop and hub will be called THE HIVE.
The name was chosen by our Trustees from suggestions made during a recent competition. All the names of those who voted for ‘The Hive’ were added to a prize draw, and we are pleased to say that our Facebook ‘friend’, Kat Stevens, was drawn to win the £20 shopping voucher for use in Watsons Grocery Store.
The Hive now contains a shop front with locally-produced arts and crafts, including a lovely selection of greetings cards, jewellery, pottery, woodwork, and small gifts.
The rear-alcove is filled with pre-loved clothes and accessories, including a good range of seasonal garments, children’s wear, handbags and shoes.
Our Library is proving a popular replacement for the recently lost mobile-library service. We are building up a good section of reference books for loan, and fiction books are available either to borrow or to buy. We also have a small section of DVDs and CDs for sale.
Our two rear Workshop areas are still being developed for use, but will soon be hosting a series of practical skills workshops, and we have a number of local artisan workers keen to share their skills.
We are trying out different patterns of Opening Hours, to evaluate which best suit our volunteers and local shoppers. You can find our opening hours listed on the door of The Hive each week, and advertised on our Facebook page.
If you haven’t been along to see us yet, NOW is the time to find out what the BUZZ is about!