Would you like to save money on postage and support the shop?
Exciting news! Many of you will remember reduced price stamps being sold over Christmas, in association with One Post and the Royal Mail. We are delighted to announce that this successful initiative is now being extended making these stamps available all year round. From early June we will be offering our own second class standard and large letter stamps for delivery in the UK only. Letters will have to be deposited in the shop's postbox for daily collection by One Post and onward delivery to the Royal Mail the same day for sorting and final delivery. One Post's contract with the Royal Mail means that our mail will take precedence over other second class post. Stamps will be available singly, saving our customers at least 5p per stamp whilst simultaneously generating funds towards our community donations. Our thanks go to One Post for making this possible. The shop would also like to appeal to local businesses and organisations who like to save money by using this system and buying in bulk. We can offer the same savings and, if the number of items is high enough, it may be possible to arrange daily collection of mail from your premises. Please contact Alun Evans, the ACSA Chairman, if you would like further information.
It is that time of the year once again! The Committee who run the shop will shortly be considering how much surplus is available to allocate to local charities and non-profit making organisations. Grant applications are invited from local groups which fit this criteria and these should be made in writing by the end of June 2016. Applications must state why and when the funds are required, what they will be spent on and how much is needed. The Committee will then consider all applications and, based on available funds, will decide how to allocate grants.
One of our longest serving volunteers, Jon Isaacs, left recently to take up a full time job. We would like to thank him for all he has done for the shop and wish him every success in the future. Jon has been carrying out one of the “back room” jobs – checking, booking in and pricing stock from our main supplier. If you would like to volunteer in the shop, there are many roles which need to be filled and we welcome all offers of help, be it on the till or behind the scenes. The existence of the shop is entirely dependent upon us having enough staff to carry out all the jobs necessary to run it efficiently. There is an army of willing and generous volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the shop continues to be successful. Please let us know if you would like to join the team – full training is given.
Finally - look out in June and July for new products. We are reviewing our current stock and hope to be able to introduce some new lines soon to make your shopping experience even more enjoyable! If you haven’t yet discovered how pleasant and convenient it is to be able to shop locally – please come in and see what we have to offer. You might be surprised!
Jill Evans, ACSA Committee Secretary
Photos of our 6th Birthday Party by Louis Harvey.