Shop News

                                                    A Word from the Manager

I wanted to take the opportunity this month on behalf of all the staff, volunteers and friends of our Thorncombe Community Village Shop, to thank Dick Arnold, Chair of the Parish Council and all the councillors.

Notwithstanding the generous grant that was given to us, the Parish Council continue to support the shop in many ways.  There were individuals that gave up their time to attend the recent successful meeting which was most welcomed.  The Parish Council members regularly put forward helpful suggestions and offer contacts for new business opportunities for us, and many go the extra mile by volunteering in the shop itself both in front of and behind the counter.

Of course, many Council members are also valued customers!

We thank them all for their continued efforts on our behalf.

Heather King


You may not know that our shop runs a 100 Club. For just £1 a month you can have the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes. Ask in the shop for a membership form.

   It’s time to enter the 100 Club competition or renew your numbers.

The lucky winners in May were:

1st    £25.00     Pat Howel

2nd   £15.00   Betty Cox

 3rd    £10.00       DereK Bond

                       Be a Lucky winner for just £1.00 per month.

                                                               Open the Box!

Have you seen our mysterious box – locked up and waiting for a lucky winner to claim their prize?

All you have to do is write your name in a square for £1. When all the squares are full one will be chosen at random and the winner gets a chance to pick an envelope. If that envelope holds the key to the box the winner claims the cash prize.

The amount waiting to be claimed changes every month, depending on whether there was a rollover. Each time the number of envelopes is reduced, so the chance of picking the right one increases.

                    The last lucky winner  was Pauline Holt – she won £40!

                           Don’t forget to buy a square to be in for a chance.

Why don’t you come into the shop and put your name in the draw?

                                                 Have a go in the shop!

Latest Shop News in the June Parish Magazine

‘Tis finally appropriate to start humming ‘Summer Breeze’ to ourselves we think. 

In keeping with the time of year, we now have slug pellets in stock as well as screen wash for those nasty sticky flies on your windscreen!

On a more tasteful (and tasty) topic, we’re serving delicious bacon baps every Saturday morning from 9-11am, and just £2.55 including your choice of sauce.  Also in the shop are our usual great selection of local products including Jon Thorner’s award-winning pies made just up the road in Shepton Mallet, and yummy ice cream from Salcombe.  Do try the salted caramel – you won’t be disappointed.

For visitors looking for pressies to take home or for locals planning on visiting family and friends, look no further than one of our stylish Thorncombe Shop ‘forever’ shopping bags (or keep it for yourself to take all your goodies home in). 

The season has moved on from sharing a glass or two of Malbec in front of a roaring fire to choosing a crisp white wine perfect for a picnic – come and see what our clever sommelier, Paul, has found for us this month.

The 100 Club was won by Pat Howel, Betty Cox and Derek Bond.  Well done to them and good luck next time to everyone else.

See you in the shop soon we hope.


                       Very easy Fund-raising. Use this tip for your online shopping!

The incredible amount of £906 has been raised so far for our shop simply by people using the portal when buying on-line.

             It is very easy to use and surprising how many varied purchases can raise money. It costs the individual nothing at all save the effort of going through that portal. They even have a downloadable Donation Reminder which when installed brings a pop up when visiting say, John Lewis.

So far we have 46 supporters regularly using this method of buying on-line – if you haven’t tried it why not have a look at the site.  When on the site you will be invited to join and can search for Thorncombe Village Shop, it’s very simple.

Why not give it a try!