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Use it or lose it!

The village cafe and shop

 

The Junction @ Clapham was unable to operate normally while Covid-19 restrictions were in place; but Yvette and John made good use of the time carrying out substantial renovations to the building, 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.  Coffee or light lunch can also be booked in advance by visiting groups; please contact Yvette.  She also needs to know who is willing to help, either on Saturdays or with visiting groups.

Yvette and John are continuing to coordinate orders from various local suppliers for bread, meat etc; you pick up your goods when delivered, from Yvette's house (Fourwinds, The Street, Clapham) or, if necessary, 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

 

At the moment, we are dependent on a small but enthusiastic group of customers and volunteer helpers - however, we need more! We all hope that as things get back to (more or less) normal, the cafe and shop will continue to thrive. We'll be surveying all residents, to find out what everyone wants from The Junction, and how you can support it - whether as customers, helpers or both.

 

If the business can be shown to be viable, Yvette aims in due course 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?