The Weston SOS committee met with members of the local community on the 16th January to provide an update on our share offer. Thank-you to everyone that attended and came to speak to the committee at the meeting. It is abundantly clear there is still a strong desire the ‘Save Our Shop’ as an important… Continue reading Village Meeting Summary – 16th January 2024
Thank-you to everyone that came along to our meeting at the Village Hall on Monday 6th November. The meeting was well attended by members of the local community. Our Chair, Sam Sharp, started by giving an overview of our vision for the Weston Pantry, as a shop owned by the local community, serving the local… Continue reading Share Offer Launch – Village Meeting Review
Weston SOS is pleased to report that we have submitted our full application to the Community Ownership Fund for a capital grant of £250,000 and a revenue grant of £31,000 in time for the deadline on the 11th October 2023: This marks the culmination of months of effort from the Weston SOS committee to prepare… Continue reading Update: Community Ownership Fund Application Submitted
The Weston SOS Committee held their public consultation meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday 11th July. Attendance at the meeting was less than we had hoped, but we believe that may be due to the summer holiday season and our limited time/ability to ‘get the word out’ prior to the meeting. We’re really grateful… Continue reading Public Consultation Meeting – A call to action!
This letter from the current Weston Pantry Shop & Post Office owner Yasemin Olcay was shared with residents at the village meeting on 22nd February. What is it all about? The Post Office came to this village 172 years ago when there were three shops. The world has evolved since then, far too many villages… Continue reading Yasemin’s Letter for Village Meeting
22nd February, Village Hall (Notes taken by Susan Davis and Nicki Donne) Introduction:Yasemin Olcay, owner of the property, the Village Pantry business and PO officer distributed a written summary statement outlining the immediate need for a solution to retain the Village shop and Post Office for the village, given her need to sell the premises… Continue reading Village Meeting Notes – 22nd February