Motcombe Village Shop Post Office Open!

September 12th, 2010 | by nick |

Yesterday I went to the opening of the new village shop. This is some achievement, and I can only “doff my hat” at the wonderful efforts of the whole village in making this happen, especially the committee; Clare, Clem, Alex, Stephen, Paul, Scott, Keith, Julian, Martin, Kay and Cherry.

It’s been an extraordinary piece of work – supported by a number of funds, including the Sowing Seeds fund that, while independent of NDDC, has been won from European funds by the great works of Hilary Ritchie at NDDC. Other funders have helped, local businesses have contributed, and the Plunkett foundation has been an enormous support. They in turn have been very impressed by the speed and efficiency of the Motcombe venture!

But most of all the credit goes to the whole village for rallying around. Approximately £90,000 has come from the village public. It is an extraordinary show of local community. Well done all involved, and long may the new shop last.

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