11am: Cromhall 100 Club Christmas Draw
Cromhall village shop
The first draw of this year will be at 11am in Cromhall Community shop and some lucky person will get a cheque for £50.
At only £10 per number for all 14 chances to win, it's a great way to support your local church building and grounds.
You can put your name, address and cash or cheque through my door (Mandy Bird) at Ashleigh, Cowship Lane or leave in the village shop and I will collect from there.
A village shop that provides all the basics, plus a few surprises...
Cromhall Village Shop and Post Office
1 Lygon Court
Wotton Under Edge
Tel: 01454 299335 (Shop)
Tel: 01454 299262 (Post Office)
Linda Richards, Chairman of the Village Shop Association, can be contacted by email at: or by phone on 01454 294468.
The AGM, held in October, is open to all residents.
A message from Mandy Bird: "I always know when Christmas is on the horizon because I'm putting this renewal notice out there and hoping that:
St. Andrew's Church window, Cromhall.
a) people see it, and...
b) in between all the craziness of Christmas preparations, they remember to renew their numbers. Oh yes and...
c) we can actually fill all 100 numbers.
I very much hope we can as it is such a simple way of supporting the ongoing maintenance of our beautiful and historic church building and surrounding churchyard. As an added bonus, you might actually win some of your contribution back again.
It only costs £10 to buy a number for a year (no inflation rises as yet) and that will give you 14 chances to win £50, £30, £20 or £10 in our 6 draws throughout the year. The draws are made at 11am in Cromhall Village Shop on the last Friday in February, May, August and November with two specials draws before Christmas and Easter when one fortunate person can win £50.
From 1st November you can renew for 2019 either in Cromhall Shop or by contacting me on 294186.
Hopefully we can get the 100 numbers all taken in 2019! Thanks to all our existing supporters and good luck in the next draw.
With thanks, Mandy Bird (Ashleigh, Cowship Lane)"
We may just be your local shop, but perhaps we can do a little more to help you.
We aim to support local suppliers within a 25 mile radius of Cromhall village.
But how can we help you?
We are happy to take orders which can be sourced from any of our local suppliers, regular or as a one off.
If you would like to know the latest day to be included in the next order, please speak to a member of staff in the shop or telephone on 01454 299335 and we will be happy to help.
Are you new to the village and want to get to know people? Are you aged 16+ and looking for voluntary work for your D.of E award or your C.V.? Have you a bit of time on your hands because your children are in nursery or you’ve retired?
Why not join our team of helpers!
We’re a friendly bunch, no previous experience is required and our till does NOT bite – in fact it’s very easy to use!
You can either do occasional slots to cover for people who are ill or on holiday, or you can do a regular weekly or even fortnightly slot. New helpers are given training and always work with an experienced person.
It’s a great way to get to know people and what is oing on in the village. If you would like to help, just call in at the shop or e-mail .
There has been an awful lot in the press and on the television recently about plastic and its impact on the environment. The major supermarkets have been very slow in trying to discourage their customers love of plastic.
Your local Village shop has decided to take the lead and from May we will be reducing our reliance on plastic in the shop.
The majority of our bread bags will be wholly biodegradable, while we have stock of plastic fruit & veg bags we will offer both paper or plastic until our plastic stock runs out, we will also offer paper carrier bags at a cost of 5p.
Our loose bird seed/nuts are very popular and if you would prefer it not bagged then please bring your own container and we will fill it for you.
Even though we are a small shop it is still a challenge to locate suppliers of biodegradable bags and liners at a reasonable cost, hopefully we have done this. Once we are satisfied with the quality we may be able to sell the biodegradable bags in the shop but that is something for the future, just keep reading our articles.
Please support your local Village shop & Post Office and when you do come along to see what we have to offer remember to bring your own bag and do your bit for the environment.
The ability to turn water into wine is restricted to one person, however did you know that Cromhall residents can turn their shopping in the village shop into donations to local organisations, let me explain how.
When the Shop & Post Office first opened it was in a secondhand portacabin that the Committee realised had a limited life and would need replacing at some point, this is not now the case.
When we moved into our new premises it was decided that any profit the shop made would be given back to the community through donations to village good causes benefiting both young and old.
Our profits are very modest but a small donation can make a big difference.
Our last financial year was the first time we have been able to do this and we donated £500 to St Andrew's School for their new garden which benefited all the pupils.
The Village Shop Committee are happy to consider requests from other not for profit organisations in Cromhall.
Remember SHOPPING = PROFIT = DONATION
Our ability to donate to anybody is down to you, come and see what we have to offer.
Next time you're ready to donate your unwanted books, please bring them in to Cromhall Shop for others to enjoy.
While you're there, and pick up something new to read - it's £1 for a hardback, and 50p for a paperback.
Any books that remain unsold will be taken to the Lions Bookshop in Thornbury.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we sell a large range of products at competitive prices, and accept debit and credit cards.
Our Post Office offers PAYPAL, which caters for most electric key top-ups, all mobile E top-up vouchers and mobile phone cards. This service will eventually be extended to include more products.
You can buy One4all gift vouchers, which make ideal presents. The One4all vouchers can be spent in thousands of UK shops and services, with new locations added every day - pick up a leaflet at the Post Office.
The Government has also awarded a contract to the Post Office to run a card account for people to receive benefit, state pensions and tax credit payments.
Did you know you have a "hole in the wall" in the village? You can access cash at the post office if you have accounts at: RBS, Halifax, Lloyds, Barclays, Santander, Natt and Co-op.
If you are thinking of taking a holiday, the Post Office Holiday Insurance scheme gives excellent cover at competitive rates.
Remember you can pay your Council Tax through the Post Office.
Quarterly draws take place in Cromhall Shop at 11am on the last working day of November, February, May and August. Prizes are: 1st - £30, 2nd - £20, 3rd - £10, plus £50 draws at Christmas and Easter.
If numbers requested exceed 100, the value of the draws will be increased.
Standing order mandate forms are available from Cromhall Shop or Mandy Bird by email: or on 01454 294186.
St. Andrew's Church window, Cromhall.
Mandy Bird writes: "Ten pounds is not a huge sum of money but when we all join together in the 100 club, it becomes a significant fundraiser for the care and upkeep of St Andrew's Church, a valuable historic building and a place of worship in Cromhall since at least the 13th century.
We want to have our church well maintained and heated for all the community to use. Even if you do not worship there regularly, the church is there for you for special services, baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Maintaining our lovely historic church is a continuing challenge for our small congregation and I would ask you all to please remember to renew your membership of the 100 club or buy a number if you haven't done so in the past. You could be lucky and have a little windfall!
There will be a list in the village shop where you can renew your membership or simply pop £10 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and drop it into the village shop. Alternatively, drop it through my letterbox at Ashleigh, Cowship Lane, Cromhall.
Grateful thanks to everyone who has supported St Andrew's so far. Good luck to you all!"
As a member of the shop Association, you are entitled to vote at the AGM and take advantage of the special offers and money-off vouchers that are periodically offered to members only.
If you would like to support the shop by joining the Association, please complete the details below and send this with your membership fee of £10 to the Chairman, c/o Cromhall Shop.