Hawkesbury Stores - A Community Owned Business

Hawkesbury Stores

High Street,
Hawkesbury Upton,
Badminton, GL9 1AU

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All the latest news from the stores

Check out the news posts below for all the latest news and insider gossip from the shelves of the stores!

Hawkesbury Stores announced as best village shop in the South West!

Hawkesbury Stores has been announced as a regional champion in the Countryside Alliance Awards! The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The awards are now in their thirteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. […]

When BBC Winterwatch presenter, Michaela Strachan, popped by!

Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan popped into the shop en route to Sherborne in Gloucestershire where she’ll be presenting BBC2’s Winterwatch next week. She bought a football magazine to take home to her 12 year old son Ollie who’s sport mad. Chatting to customers and posing for some snaps with staff member Kate, Michaela said “what […]

Two Hawkesbury businesses shortlisted for prestigious Rural Oscars

Hawkesbury Stores and AJ Morgan Farm Produce have been announced as regional finalists in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards – known as the Rural Oscars – in the ‘Village Shop’ and ‘Food & Drink’ categories, respectively. Our village is the only place in the region to boast two shortlisted enterprises!  The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s […]

Find us at The Fox!

We have moved! On Sunday 14 May around two dozen volunteers came together to pack, stack, lift, carry and lug all the stock and shelving to a temporary ‘pop-up Stores’ over the road. While the refurbishment takes over the shop floor, Aggie and Giuseppe at The Fox have kindly agreed to host Hawkesbury Stores in a room at the back of the restaurant. We’ll be open […]

Refurbishment plans for the Stores

Today was the first day of Phase 1 of Hawkesbury Stores’ exciting refurbishment. The work will last for about two months, and it seems a good time to publish the plans in case you couldn’t attend the open morning earlier this month. You’ll remember that in December we heard that we’d been successful in applying for two grants that […]

Winning hare designer announced!

The votes have been counted and verified and this afternoon, in a packed assembly at Hawkesbury Upton Primary School, the winning young designer for the Hawkesbury Stores Hare was announced! We received 18 fabulous entries to our design challenge, which was launched to find a great design for the 18″ hare statue due to sit in the […]

The Hawkesbury Stores Hare Design Challenge!

Hawkesbury Stores will be taking part in the 2017 Cotswold Hare Trail, by displaying an 18inch/46cm tall ‘leveret’ (baby hare) statue in the shop window from 25 March. But our leveret is completely white at the moment, so we’re inviting local children to show us how they’d like him/her to be decorated. Budding artists can let their […]

A big announcement to end 2016!

This afternoon we held a festive get-together  to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers. We’ve calculated that around 100 local people have given their time, energy and skills freely to get Hawkesbury Stores up and running (and to keep it there!). It’s been an amazing community effort, and one that we celebrated with mulled […]

How do our prices compare? Part 2

We’re back with the second instalment of our price comparison baskets! In September we reported the comparison of Hawkesbury Stores and supermarket prices for a big basket of essential groceries. Now, we reveal our prices for a basket of our higher-end groceries – those delicious luxuries you might treat yourself to at the weekend, or […]

How do our prices compare? Part 1

Most people expect their local village shop to be a tad pricey. It’s not surprising – small independent stores don’t have the buying power to drive hard bargains with suppliers, and they can’t afford to run loss-leaders. Since Hawkesbury Stores opened as a community-owned business in June, we’ve been trying hard to suit the range […]

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Hawkesbury Community Shop Ltd is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 as a Community Benefit Society. Registration No. 7296.

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Hawkesbury Stores

High Street,
Hawkesbury Upton,
Badminton, GL9 1AU