Grand Opening of new community shop in Hawkesbury Upton

Saturday 23/07/16 10:30 - 12:00

Hawkesbury Upton

The Grand Opening of Hawkesbury Stores - a community-owned business - will celebrate the herculean effort of South Gloucestershire village Hawkesbury Upton to secure a vital village asset that was threatened with closure.
Special guest and Rio Paralympian James Blackwell will cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening (10.30am-12pm). The event will also include free tasters of Stores products from local suppliers, facepainting, a prize draw and a children's colouring competition. The new Stores are run with a mix of paid staff and volunteers, and overseen by a Management Group of local people. New products and services have already been brought in, and the team are applying for grant funding to proceed with refurbishment and development of the Stores.