Welcome to The Hive!


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.

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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.

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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.

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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!





2 thoughts on “Welcome to The Hive!

  1. Hello My name is Gail and I have recently moved into the village. I would love to volunteer in your shop I worked for The British Red Cross as as shop manager for a number of years and had 12 staff. I retired and now would like to get involved in the village activities. My phone no; 200 240 I would be happy to give a few hours a week.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards


    1. Hello Gail, I’m so sorry, I’ve only just found your comment (-for some reason my notifications were not working!) I do hope by now you have had a chance to pop into the newly-opened Hive to speak to our Volunteer & Retail Coordinator, Jenni. We would love to welcome you to the Hive – it’s a lovely way to meet new people! Thanks, Deborah Iden, Project Coordinator


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