You can view our survey results below or click the link below to download to your computer.
Have your say!
The Weston SOS Committee will be distributing paper copies of the survey and leaflests to all Weston on the Green residents.
Non-residents are welcome to complete the online survey, print a paper copy, pick up a copy from the shop or request a paper copy via the contact us page.
Whilst our survey closed in May 2023, responses after this time are still welcome and will be reviewed periodically.
Paper copies can be returned to the Weston SOS box in the Weston Pantry or posted to 12 Church Close, Weston on the Green, OX25 3QT.
About our survey
Responses to the survey are crucial from as many people as possible as part of our feasibility study – this will help Weston SOS to decide whether community ownership will be possible and helps us to build a business case.
The questions broadly cover three themes – current use of the shop and its value to the community, improvements or suggestions to increase usage and potential support you could offer to Weston SOS in our aim to keep it open in the village – whether financially through donations/community shares/investment or support to the committee.
To purchase the freehold of the current shop property, stock and including any legal fees / taxes we would need to raise a total of approximately £600,000. If we pursue the community ownership route, we may be eligible for a matched grant of up to £250,000 from the government Community Ownership Fund.
Your comments/feedback (whether good or bad) are crucial in our mission!
We appreciate that some of these questions might be quite sensitive, but without knowing if there is enough financial support within the community to purchase the shop from the current owner. There is absolutely no commitment at this stage and your answers will be kept strictly confidential. We ask that you please consider what you can afford to keep this valuable community asset within the village.
We want to ensure that the decisions we make have the support of the community of both the villagers of Weston on the Green and the wider community that use the shop.