I live in a rural Lincolnshire Village, one farm shop, one church and no pubs, both sadly succumbing to the economic pressures and reality that a population of just 1961 couldn’t support either one. For 16 years, since our arrival in 2004, our nearest supermarket has been a 12 mile round trip. Positioned next to the primary school it really wasn’t any bother to pop in on the school run for the days supplies. We switched to online when the boys moved on to secondary school. We used our farm shop sporadically, emergencies mainly, bread and milk, not much else. A lot changed in March 2020 and this is what I’ve learnt about my community shop:
Who knew!... but I felt 10ft tall when I left I’m truly thankful to have this shop on my doorstep. No need for the 12 mile round trip to join the queues and witness some customers who think the rules don’t apply to them. You deserve my future loyalty, you’ve earned it, congratulations. Community support at its absolute best.
It doesn’t appear to be just me that’s grateful