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Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas Raffle, in aid of Breast Cancer, will this year be held on Saturday 16 December at 10.30am. Raffle Tickets are on sale NOW – in the Shop.
Do come and join us for some mulled wine and mince pies
Congratulations to Gill Allison who won First Prize of the large hamper of goodies and thank you to all who participated. The Raffle raised an impressive £170.00

Turkey Orders

We are currently taking orders for turkeys from Cutler and Cashin (formerly Baylis) but be quick as we need your order in by 10th December.

Upton Smokery

We are also taking orders for any of the following from Upton Smokery. Again, we need to know by 10th December.

Smoked Chicken Breast 200 – 275g £4.50
Smoked Chicken Breast x 5 £20.00
Sliced Smoked Salmon 100g £6.50
Sliced Smoked Salmon 200g £12.50
Sliced Smoked Salmon 400g £24.50
Gravadlax from £6.00
Salmon Pate 130g £4.50
Potted Shrimp 175g £9.50

                                                                                   A service charge will apply for each order


Greeting Cards : Christmas Card

We are very pleased to announce that this year the Shop has produced a Christmas Card.

It is of holly and ivy, painted by Fiona Cowburn with the wording “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” printed inside.

Cards are available in the Shop at £2.00 each or 5 for £8.00.

Greeting Cards : Further cards

We have increased our range of blank greeting cards.

These new cards are painted by Ronnie Bailey and Jennifer Holroyd – more autumnal and wintery this time. We have also a new card of a linocut by Fiona Cowburn  named “After the Fire” which she produced whilst in France  last year.

All of Ronnie’s and  Fiona’s cards are priced at £2.00 each whilst Jennifer’s (slightly smaller in size) are priced at £1.80 each.



Annual General Meeting: 7 November 2023

This year’s Filkins Community Shop AGM is taking place at 7pm on Tuesday 7 November in the Village Hall. All shareholders are warmly invited. A copy of the Agenda has been published and is available in the Shop.

If  you are yet not a shareholder and would like to attend the meeting, please ask one of the team for a share application form. Shares are still available at the cost of £10 each.

We look forward to seeing you 7pm on Tuesday 7 November 2023.


Breast Cancer Coffee Morning   

Hilary’s “Coffee Morning” in aid of Breast Cancer is taking place this year on Saturday 7 October 10am – 12 noon.

Please come along and join in the fun. Not only will there be plenty of coffee (and tea) and loads of tempting cake but also a raffle with great prizes as well as much frivolity from Hilary!!

It’s bound to be a great morning.

So come along!


Mustard Foods

From the beginning of this year Mustard Foods ceased producing its dishes in the small pouches (2-3 servings), deciding to focus on the larger pouches (4-5 servings).  Up till recently the Shop had a good stock of the small pouches but alas no more.

To stock the full range of Mustard Foods large pouches would be an expensive outlay for the Shop with no guarantee we would sell them well before their best before dates. However….

For those who still wish to buy Mustard Foods pouches, the Shop is happy to take your order and the next time (usually once a month) our “special courier” visits Mustard Foods office in London, will collect your order and bring it back up for you to pay and collect!

Copies of an up-to-date List of Mustard Foods Dishes with prices are available from the Shop.

JUNE 2023

Bowled Over!

Filkins Bowls Club held a Village Club Day, “Let’s Roll” on Sunday 25th June.  Various village clubs and individuals met to try their hand at bowling, many for the very first time!  Twelve teams took part with each team playing three rounds. Points were awarded for the closest ball to the Jack etc. Just like proper club bowling!

Ann Choyce and her husband Julian volunteered to represent the Shop and we were so pleased they did – as it turned out, they were the winners!

Congratulations Ann and Julian!

MAY 2023

Coronation “Big Lunch” Celebration 

What a great day it was celebrating on the kickabout field!  There was plenty of food, drink and entertainment, for everyone with the Shop joining in with Prosecco and Strawberries.


APRIL 2023

Playground and Pool Opening 

Please join us at the Shop on Saturday 29 April from 11am to 1pm to celebrate the official opening of the playground and the opening of the swimming pool.

Sausages, bacon rolls, tea and coffee will all be on sale – do come!

MARCH 2023

Easter Opening Hours

Over Easter the Shop will be open:

Good Friday        7 April        Closed am      Open 3 – 4 pm
Saturday             8 April             Open as usual
Easter Sunday    9 April                    Closed
Easter Monday   10 April       Closed am       Open 3 – 4 pm

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter             



Our Garden Borders

Thank you to St Filica for donating £257 towards the replanting of the borders in front of the Shop. As you can se work has already begun with the help of the Gardening Club Chair Lorraine Chitty. Roger Chitty also lent a hand or is that feet?!





Robert Courts MP visits the Shop

Our local Member of Parliament, Roberts Courts, visited the Shop on Friday 6 January 2023 in recognition of our recent National Lottery Funding success.