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INSIDE THE TARDIS
Lybury North Community Shop and Post Office has been going for 15 years. I have been a member of the management committee since it started, first as secretary and latterly as chair person.

A lot of people still expect a village shop to be expensive, but if I tell you that apart from a paid book keeper, every aspect of the running of the shop is carried out by volunteers, and that even so we make just over £1,000 profit per year, you’ll realise that prices must be quite reasonable! To give you an example, how much would you normally expect to pay for half a dozen free range eggs? In our shop, they cost £1.10p! On some of the things we sell there is very little profit. Newspapers are an example, especially after we have paid the cost of carriage. Nevertheless, it is a service that is very much appreciated and one that we wish to continue to offer.

We run the shop for the community, but in order for it to remain viable we do need to turn over enough stock and treat it as a real business. Sometimes it is difficult to reach the minimum volume that we need to order from our suppliers. The more rapidly we turn over the goods, the less we waste. For this we need your custom.

You’d think that after so many years association with the shop I would be familiar with all the products on sale, but as I am not a counter volunteer, I was amazed when I took part in the end of year stocktake on the 30 December to discover just what an amazing range we cover. For your interest, I’ve listed many of the items below. And remember, most of them are very competitively priced. Tiny as it is, Lydbury North Community Shop is a real Tardis.

Rita Baker (Chair Person)
 
General Groceries
range of breakfast cereals salt
pepper
herbs
spices
mustard
oxo cubes (chicken & beef)
tomato purée
marmite
pickles
pasta (spaghetti, lasagne, fusilli etc.)
pot noodles
chinese noodles
rice (including easy-cook)dried fruits (currants, raisins, sultanas, mixed)
flour
sugar (white and brown)
jelly
sunflower oil
olive oil
suet
malt vinegar
balsamic vinegar
bisto
pesto
apple sauce
tartare sauce
horseradish sauce
salad cream
ketchup
HP sauce
worcestershire  sauce
pasta sauces
jams (variety of)
marmalades
peanut butter
Nutella
sweeteners
custard (powder)
custard (ready to use)
olives (black & green)
cakes & biscuits (good selection)
packets of nuts
sweets (wide selection)

Frozen products
cod steaks
fish and chips
fish fingers
ready meals
pastry
pizzas
yorkshire puddings
vegetables (peas etc.)
onion rings
roast potatoes
sponge puddings
cheesecake
ice cream (individual)
ice creams (tubs)
ice lollies

Tinned foods
soups
baked beans
spaghetti
curries
minced beef
Irish stew vegetables tomatoes
chick peas
kidney beans
sweetcorn
new potatoes
mixed vegetables
mushrooms
garden peas


 
marrowfat peas
carrots
mackerel
salmon
crab
tuna
condensed milk
rice pudding
mandarins
peaches
grapefruit
pears
pineapple

Fresh food
free range eggs
bread
basic fruit & vegetables (subject to availability, e.g. apples, mandarins, bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots
garlic, parsnips, onions)

Chilled goods
milk (from local farm)
cream
yogurts
cheeses
ham
salami
pâté
bacon
sausages
sausage rolls
pork pies
grosvenor pies
fresh sandwiches
hummus
fruit juices

Non-edibles
range of magazines (including Radio and TV Times)
newspapers
stamps

Stationery items
greetings cards (for all occasions)
envelopes
wrapping paper
pencils
ball point pens
drawing pins
liquid ink (for ink pads)
cello tape
staples

Beverages
tea
instant coffee(s)
ground coffee(s)
cocoa powder/hot chocolate
coffee mate

Toiletries & cosmetics

shower gel
ladies’ (personal hygiene)
hair shampoo
hair conditioner
hand wash liquid
soap
Vaseline
deodorants
hairspray
toothpaste
steradent
mouthwash
toothbrushes
shaving foam
talcum powder
nail polish remover
cotton wool
disposable razors
 
Soft Drinks
lemonade
soda water
tonic water
coca cola
water (still)
water (sparkling)
energy drinks (e.g. iron brew)
lucozade
ginger beer
orange squash
lemon squash
Ribena
sparkling orange & lemon

Miscellaneous
candles
batteries
basic pharmaceuticals (e.g. aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, cough medicine, lemsip)
ladies’tights

Tobacco Products
selection of cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette papers, lighters, matches etc.

Alcoholic drinks
a varying range of wines (from every day to special occasion prices)
ginger wine
beers & lagers (canned & bottled)
choice of cider
 
Household
Harpic
shoe polish
Cif cream cleaner
window cleaner
thick bleach
liquid toilet cleaner
Brasso
fly & wasp killer
spray furniture polish
washing up liquid
washing powder (bio & non-bio)
toilet rolls
kitchen rolls
dishwasher tablets
dishwasher salt
scourers (dry & soap filled)
kitchen gloves
bin liners (swing bin & pedal)
clothes pegs
tissues
de-icer
drain cleaner (internal & external)
nappy bags
baby wipes
non-stick baking parchment
cling film
food bags
kitchen foil
fire lighters
morning sticks
logs

Pets
dog litter bags
cat food (dry & moist)
dog food (dry & moist)
dog biscuits
bird seed
fat balls

A registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Act 2014. Reg. No. 29266R

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