Hyde Heath Village Shop 

 

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Our Picture Gallery records the story from March 2001 when the old post office closed - click on the links below :

The portacabin Moving the portacabin - Aug 2002
Building works from Sept 2002 Inside the portacabin
Building works 2003 Moving in - May 31st 2003
More moving in pics - May 31st 2003 The Grand opening - June 14th 2003
  The Grand opening - more pictures

  

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Normal Opening Hours

Monday - Friday   7.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday - 7.30 am - 1.00pm

Sunday - 9.00am - 12.00noon

Bank Holidays - 9.00am - 12.00noon


Christmas Bazaar - Sat November 30th 2013

Mary Berry visit October 13th 2012

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Produce Sale - August 21st 2010

 
 
 

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Christmas Fayre with Pudsey Bear - Decenber 5th 2009

 

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The event was highly successful raising over 600 for the Village Shop of which 320.00 was donated to Children in Need who kindly loaned the Pudsey costume for the occasion.

A further 50 collected in The Plough was also donated making a total contribution fron the Village of 370 - thank you everyone who supported the day's events.

 

2008

Ray Challinor, chairman & driving force in setting up our Village Shop in 2001 retired from the committee at the shop AGM Wed April 30th 2008.  Ruth Coulton & Chris Sargeant presented him with an antique map of Bucks as a token of appreciation from the committee for his tremendous service to the village.

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Shop Autumn Fayre - Nov 8th 2008 - with special guest Mary Berry
(pictures Isabelle Dawes)

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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New Range of delicious organic sauces & conserves - also GM & Gluten free
 
 
 
Plus - New Hyde Heath Cookies !
 
 
All in the Village Shop Now !
 
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Thursday August 23rd - BBC Three Counties Radio visited the shop to record a piece on "how we did it" to be broadcast probably Sunday morning Aug 26th - but we will update once we get confirmation.

Presenter Justin Deeley (pictured below) chatted with Chris Sargeant, Wendy Axe and Sylvia Brown to the background of a tinkling till and customers coming and going.

 

 


 

April 2006 - Hyde Heath Village Shop is recognised in the
Buckinghamshire Ambassadors awards

The Buckinghamshire Ambassadors scheme was launched in October 2004 and is co-ordinated by Buckinghamshire County Council to bring together key people from all walks of life to raise the profile of Buckinghamshire and to promote economic growth in the county.

Awards are given in ten categories at a glittering event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Marlow on April 27th and the Village Shop was proud to be recognised as runner up in the Social enterprise section.

Pictured here are (L to R) Johnny Ball, presenter, Ray Challinor, chairman of the shop committee, Tony Edwards - Chief Executive Bucks Economic Partnership - sponsors of the Social Enterprise Award & Ruth Coulton, manageress.

For further details of the ceremony and the Bucks Ambassadors click here

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July 2005 - Hyde Heath Village Shop was the first business in the Chilterns area to be issued with one of the new style premises licences for the sale of alcohol.  Picture shows joint licensees Chris Sargeant & Ruth Coulton  with the new licence.

Chiltern District Council report that only about 25% of businesses have yet applied for their new type licences although the closing date for applications is fast approaching - August 5th.  Those who do not apply by this deadline will be unable to sell alcohol from November 7th this year and any late applications will be treated as completely new licences.

 

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The village shop moved to its new premises in the Village Hall over the weekend May31st/June 1st 2003 and opened for trading at 7.30am on Monday June 2nd. 

A formal opening ceremony was held on Saturday June 14th.

We hope everyone will enjoy using the new shop with its extended product range and off licence - do come along and bring your friends.

Our Picture Gallery records the story from March 2001 when the old post office closed - click on the links below :

 

   
   
   
The portacabin Moving the portacabin - Aug 2002
Building works from Sept 2002 Inside the portacabin
Building works 2003 Moving in - May 31st 2003
More moving in pics - May 31st 2003 The Grand opening - June 14th 2003
  The Grand opening - more pictures
   
   

The story of Hyde Heath's New Village Shop began in January 2001 when Mr & Mrs Munnoch announced the closure of the original village shop and Post Office to be effective at the end of March that year.

 


Residents immediately began a campaign, first to try to prevent the closure, but then to create a new shop run as a cooperative to open as soon as the old premises closed.  This was achieved by hiring a portacabin sited in front of the village hall as a temporary measure whilst plans were developed for a permanent site.

The eventual solution agreed was to extend the village hall creating a purpose built shop and new cloakrooms etc  ...  that is now happening !

These pages record the story in words and pictures ..  the "Backgound"   moving the Portacabin in August 2002 and the new works.

For pictures following the progress of building work - click on the "Building works" tabs on the left of the screen or the links above.

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