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The village cafe and shop

 

'The Junction @ Clapham' has been unable to operate normally during the past 18 months because of Covid-19 restrictions. In the meantime, Yvette and John have carried out substantial renovations to the building itself, helped by a donation of funds from the former C&P Community Shop and Cafe Project.  

 

Saturday coffee mornings (10-12.30) are proving a nice way to keep in touch with neighbours.  From 13 August to 11 September, lunches (sandwiches, panini, ciabatta and cake) will also be available from 12-2 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.   Come and celebrate this important step towards full re-opening, on Friday 13th (an auspicious day for the village!).

 

 

There will normally be just one person on duty at lunchtimes, so if there's a sudden influx of customers (such as a visiting group of walkers) extra help will be needed.  Please let Yvette know if you can be available if/when needed.

 

Throughout this period, Yvette and John are  coordinating orders from various local suppliers for groceries, bread, meat etc; you pick up your goods when delivered, from Yvette's house (Fourwinds, The Street, Clapham) or, if you are unable to go out, someone can deliver them to your door.  You pay by online transfer to avoid having to handle cash.   You can place your orders by emailing Yvette Fisher. or via the village WhatsApp group (Yvette can add you to this is you're not already on it - all she needs is your mobile number).

 
The future of The Junction

 

We all hope that when all this is behind us the cafe and shop will continue to thrive. We'll be surveying all residents, to find out what everyone wants from the shop, and how you can support it - whether as customers, helpers or both.

 

Once things are back to normal, if the business can be shown to be viable, Yvette aims to transfer ownership of, and responsibility for running, the shop and cafe to a properly-constituted community organisation.  If you feel you could help to make this a reality, please contact Yvette on 07803 074424 or junction975@yahoo.com.

 

What is a community shop?

Use it or lose it!