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Background


In January 2016 Frensham Village Shop celebrated its twentieth Anniversary as a Community-run shop, serving the parishes of Frensham and Dockenfield near Farnham in Surrey.
It is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

From 1996 until the end of 2007 this small, friendly shop served the local community from what used to be the village butcher’s shop. (Picture below).

From then until June 2011 the shop was located in the 40ft cabin shown in the bottom picture in the Hollowdene Recreation Ground.

In June 2011 the shop moved into a new purpose-built building provided by local developers Arcadia as part of their redevelopment of the old Shortfield Garage site opposite the original shop in Shortfield Common Road. This has resulted in the creation of nine two-bedroom houses and a community building to hold the Shop and a Parish Council room.

With a professional manager, and post-mistresses, the shop is also reliant on a band of of around 50 part-time volunteer assistants without whom the operation would not be viable.