Category: About the shop

Minimum spend for card purchases removed

On 1 February 2022, we removed the requirement to spend a minimum of £2 for customers paying for their purchases on a debit or credit card.  These days about two-thirds of our takings are from card payments – something we’re keen to encourage. The limit for contactless payments increased to £100 on 15 October 2021.

Covid-19 measures relaxed

Following the Government announcement on 20 January, it will no longer be mandatory for customers or volunteers to wear face masks or some other face covering in the shop from today (27 January).  If you’d like to continue to wear a mask in the shop please do so.  Please note that we will no longer

Shop hours extended to 5 pm on weekdays from 17 May

As Covid-19 restrictions ease further, the shop will close at 5 pm during the week instead of at the earlier 2 pm.  It will continue to open at 7 am during the week. Saturday opening hours will continue to be 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, and Sundays 9 am to 12 noon. At its meeting