Early in 2012 when I was buying Alderton Village Shop & Post Office, I had a very welcome response from all the residents whom I met. It was very obvious to me at that time that the shop was very important to the residents. I have done my best toimprove the service and add to the line of products by my customers requests. We have done our best to provide our customers with the best local supplies and best service.
However sales in the last few months (since the beginning of August) have been disappointingly low which is very worrying. If you really want to have a village shop and Post Office, you really need to support it.
Royal Mail are constantly monitoring our sales and services online and if they come to conclusion that we are not doing well enough, they can cancel our licence and close the Post Office. So it is very important to show that Post Office is also being supported!
We do not expect anyone to do their weekly shopping here (although the shop is well stocked), but buying a few essentials would help.
We try to keep our prices compatible with supermarkets and our meat, bread, cakes and especially vegetables are locally produced and superior to supermarket quality.
To end this on the positive note, we have added new organic items to list from Haslum's Farm, such as rocket, pac choy and chard. Also the 2015 Alderton Calendar is now available in the shop. Soon we wil lbe taking orders for Christmas turkeys, sausages, meat and vegetable boxes.
Remember if you really want to have a Village Shop and Post Office, you need to support it!
I live in Alderton and look after this website.