Fantastic! That’s the verdict on the new community stores which opened in Broadwindsor today.
Bunting was waving and the Dorset flag was flying as customers were greeted with shelves bulging with produce at the old telephone exchange in Drimpton Road.
There’s a good range of local produce for sale, as well as everyday items. Orders are being taken for fresh meat and fish and the shop has a coffee machine (with real beans!) so early birds can call in to pick up a sandwich and a coffee en route to work.
The shop is managed by Sue Williams and her assistant Jane Sloman and around 40 volunteers from the community. The shop hopes to offer to make up welcome hampers for holiday cottages, a dry cleaning service and prescription collection.