THE CAMPAIGN to open a new community shop in Lower Broadheath has welcomed the support of the village’s school as it reaches out to families in the closing stages of its share sale.
Andy Hackley, headteacher of Broadheath CE Primary School, has backed the scheme to bring back the vital amenity back to the village.
An update on the shop’s current share sale and plans were included in their recent newsletter to families.
“A village shop, like a village school, should be an essential part of village life,” said Mr Hackley.
“It is a hub for people to meet, share conversations and be a community.
“It is also a great opportunity for children to start becoming financially aware and to appreciate the real value of money.”
It is hoped the new community shop, which has been granted planning permission adjacent to The Bell Inn, will become a convenient stop for parents and carers on the school run and save their time, fuel and parking issues at nearby shopping centres.
“It is important the shop has active backing from the village’s younger families as well as older residents,” said Mark Glossop, chair of the community shop committee.
“We are grateful to the school for helping us to get the message out to their community, in time for everyone to invest in a £10 share in their future shop before June 30.”
Members of the shop’s committee will be on hand in Lower Broadheath Village Hall on Saturday to answer questions and to help with filling out application forms.
Alternatively, share application forms can be downloaded from www.lowerbroadheathshop.com/documents.