Village Shop Working Group

Chair: James Lydon

Members: Caroline Prince (Treasurer), Christine Harvey, Dawn Hardy, John Weil

Associate Volunteers: Christine Prince, Diane Jeffrey, Jane Spalton, Maria Hartas, Pat Johnson, Pip Croft, Rachel Dixon, Rita Shanks, Sherri Merritt, Tracey Watts


Here’s our latest price list, available to download.

While we wait for an update on the status of the chapel, we continue to make plans for the running of the shop, in its current “temporary” form and for the future. The first big thing we need to do is to recruit more volunteers to help us out for 1 or 2 hours a week (or more, if you would like!), so we can open the shop for more sessions during the week.

(28 July 2021)


Here’s our latest price list, available to download.

We’re waiting for news about the success of the Parish Council’s various funding applications and approach to the Methodist Church organisation regarding the purchase of the Chapel and Schoolroom building. Once this (not insignificant!) hurdle has been cleared we will be able to start telling you about all of the plans we have been working on to develop the Community Shop project in the building, how the volunteering will work and – in response to customer demand – the return of the Hub Café that was proving so popular pre-pandemic. Watch this space!

(22 June 2021)

We have had a move-around of the furniture in the Schoolroom to open up the space and let customers browse all of the hundreds of product lines the Hub regularly carries.

We have also made it easier to download and print out each update of our Price List (see Download button below) which could be particularly helpful for passing on to the members of the community who are not online as often, or at all.

On a different note, the Village Shop Working Group has received our section of the responses to the Community Led Plan Questionnaire and will be looking – with great interest – at what you all had to say!

(08 May 2021)

The Broughton Hub is now open! 

In the Chapel Schoolroom on Chapel Lane

OPENING TIMES (from 02/01/2021)

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 2pm – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

The current version of the Broughton Hub is a COVID-secure convenience store, staffed by volunteers from the community, providing household essentials, regular orders of bread, milk, eggs and veggies, and a wide range of other store cupboard goods. We also maintain an eco-product station, including refills on a variety of items. This community resource should allow villagers to acquire a lot of what they need on a daily basis without having to leave the bounds of the village, while also supporting a number of local suppliers.

Our current stock list is available at Broughton Hub Online

We also have a Facebook page which is updated frequently with news about new product lines, restocking of popular items and so on. 

Once the COVID-19 pandemic eases we hope to re-introduce the popular Hub Café on Saturday mornings.

The Village Shop Working Group works in conjunction with the Health & Well-being Group to provide volunteer shopping and delivery services to anybody in the Church Broughton community who is isolated or shielding (particularly during the pandemic). 

(January 2021)

Click Here to see Action Plan for Village Shop
Click Here to see Responses to Village Shop Survey