Community Redevelopment Of Wethersfield Shop

"Our Village is for living not just for sleeping"


CROWS Committee has been established with the intention of creating a community run shop, with postal services, café facilities and take-away refreshments capacities.

We have launched our Community Share Offer Scheme to raise the necessary funds to open a community shop. Shares purchased will be fully refunded if for any reason the shop does not open.

Our intention is to create a shop that will serve the needs of the whole community.

The shop will offer:

      • quality local produce and appropriate store cupboard items
      • local farmers and producers an outlet to sell to local people
      • training and development opportunities to volunteers
      • the opportunity for daily connection with others to those who feel isolated
      • access to less mobile and disabled people
      • local young people will be able to gain valuable work experience in the shop



15th December, 2018, 7.30pm

Wethersfield Club

Community Share Offer Documents.


Pending next date.

If you want to discuss items at a CROWS meeting please email details to: we ask that you give a minimum of three days notice.

Why we carried out a survey

The survey was the first step in ascertaining local requirements. We needed to know local views on whether there is enough support for a local shop, what provisions should be stocked and preferred opening times. The data collated will not be shared with any third parties, this information will only be used to form a basis for our shop development.

The survey is now closed.

Survey findings will be published on this website.

Survey headlines:

  • 57% will use the shop 2-3 times per week
  • 75% want to buy local produce
  • 92% want access to postal services
  • 84% say a shop is essential to our community
  • 91% want to see the shop as part of the Village Hall
  • 81% of the surveys returned are from Wethersfield Village

Full details viewable on survey page link.156 Surveys were completed and returned