Photograph: Jon Evans

Wren's Shop and Post Office

Wren

Wren's shop and Post Office


Wren's Shop

We are always looking for more villagers to help run our community shop. We need people to either work behind the counter or in the shop helping with the operations; stock control, cleaning, opening and closing. Even if you can just spare a couple of hours it really makes a difference.

Please come into Wren’s Shop during Post Office hours and talk to Janeen about signing up for 1 or more hours a week.

Telephone: 01747 830735

Opened in 2006 by local celebrity author, Terry Pratchett, Wren’s Shop & Post Office has gone from strength to strength and now in our 12th year of being open 364 days Jan to Dec we are a fantastic asset to our village.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary in 2016 we raised over £78,000 to give the shop a new look inside, with additional storage and office space to make it both more enticing and easier to operate. Many visitors and friends from far and wide comment on what a great space and stock we have.

The shop provides a fantastically wide and enviable range of food with regular deliveries of dairy, vegetables and fresh meat, along with cakes, drinks including wine, beers and spirits, household/haberdashery, pet food and sundries, frozen produce and a great supply of sweets and chocolates. Whenever possible, we provide an outlet for local produce. Take a look at our Facebook page to see what is happening at any time.

We also offer many varied services;

  • Daily deliveries of local bread, fruit and vegetables and locally sourced meat
  • An excellent range of local cheeses, yoghurts and other dairy delivered 3 times a week
  • Newspapers
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Kindling/Firewood
  • Fresh Flowers by post
  • Pet foods and other bulk items to order and discounted
  • Tickets for local events.

The overall management is the responsibility of an elected management board with an AGM in May/June. The AGM is open to villagers who have purchased a ‘share holding’ of an annual membership (currently £5). Become a member and participate in the running of your village's vital community hub.

To learn more about the shop's history. Download 'The shop: how it happened'. (PDF file 17kb)


The Post Office

Opening times

  • Mon – Thur: 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm.
  • Fri: 9am to 2pm.
  • Sat and Sun (inc. Bank Hols) Closed.

Services include...

  • Euros on demand, with all other currencies available by pre-order (before noon for next working day delivery).
  • Personal Banking, with free cash withdrawals for nearly all banks & cash/cheque deposits for many (just come in and ask).
  • Pensions & Post Office Card Accounts, Electricity, BT, & other bill payments Postal Orders, Premium Bonds & “brilliant” Savings Products from the Post Office Phone Cards, Home Phone & Broadband. Health Lottery tickets
  • Cut off for Special Delivery, Bank Deposits, etc is 15:45. The best time to come in is in the morning!

Telephone: 01747 830928