The official opening of the Bardney Community Grocery took place in September. It was a really good event with many visitors from around the village and beyond.
A grant from the District Advance Fund has helped to make this work a reality.
Pete Atkins said "Our aim is to provide locally sourced good quality food and some commodities at low prices. This is clearly of benefit to families and to older folk on fixed incomes when energy and food costs have risen so much. It also has environmental benefit in reducing food miles, wastage etc and promotes the development of local growing skills with the future in mind. It has been delightful to work with all the churches in the village to make this happen. We also partner with many volunteers, the school (which of course is Methodist and Anglican), the Parish Council, the food bank (run from the Methodist Church Hall), Coop and Tesco's. etc. We have so far had 200 people register with the grocery and stories of people greatly helped by local, low cost provision.
We see this as a rural pilot as the vast majority of Community groceries are in urban contexts. Our hope is that, should this be effective and useful the principles can be rolled out in other rural situations. Thanks so much again for the support of the District."
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