Monday 29 June – Work commences with the premises refit!

Visit our new Work in Progress section to keep up-to-date with the progress in re-opening the store as the Aston Community Shop

VOICES Progress Update - May/June edition

In the current COVID19 crisis, it is even more challenging to get the new Aston Community Shop up and running, but rest assured we are still working on it. Our priority is to make sure that everything we do, both in preparation for the shop opening and once it is operational, complies with any social distancing restrictions in place at the time, protecting our customers and also the volunteers in the shop and behind the scenes.

The current situation is that the Aston Community Store CIC (Community Interest Company) has been formed and is about to sign the lease for the premises. As soon as we can, we will then work on preparing the shop space, including installing some new equipment and features. We will open as soon as the premises is ready but unfortunately we can’t yet say when this will be.

Attention volunteers!

Thank you to all the people who have contacted us in the last month and indicated the hours that you could offer for serving in the shop. To open for the hours we would like, we need many more volunteers, so please consider joining us. In addition to the people who have been in contact so far, it will be fantastic to hear from anyone new who can spare some time to serve in the shop or help in any other way. A few hours every week or fortnight would be wonderful.

 If you have not yet got round to it, please visit <PLEDGES> and complete the relevant form for your time and / or financial support.