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Our Aims

Our  fundamental aim is to promote "living life locally" .

 

This is achieved by: 

  • Providing a service for the community

  • Keeping prices as low as possible

  • Providing a place for the community to meet

  • Supporting local businesses and suppliers

  • Creating employment opportunities

  • Encouraging cyclists and walkers to explore the lanes and paths around Braishfield

Our Structure

  • The Pantry is a trading company owned by the Village Hall, which is a charity. This enables us to donate all profits to the hall.                                                                      

  • The Pantry employs one person part-time as well as employing the services of a local bookkeeper and accountant to maintain our accounts.                                  

  • The Pantry is staffed by volunteers and managed by three Directors; also volunteers.

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Meet our Directors

(Hover over the names to find out a bit more)

Meri

As a  volunteer from the early days of the Pantry, it’s great to see how community support for this valuable resource continues to grow.

I really enjoy ‘looking out’ for the Pantry Team of volunteers and doing any day to day, behind the scenes admin - volunteering is never dull and there’s always  a welcome!!

Gemma

 I’ve been volunteering at the pantry since 2016 - having always wanted to work in a small shop!. Probably my biggest role is helping mange the stock and suppliers. Especially for Christmas when the planning starts in July!

Ian

I started volunteering when I retired, initially  to serve and get to know more people in the village. I have been involved since the beginning and It has been great to see the growth of such a valuable resource for the village, which ,I think, in some small way adds an extra level of support to the village and it's ,also still a fun thing to do.

As well as serving I take the lead on a lot of the Banking, behind the scenes "company stuff" and for my sins am also the Licensee  responsible for all alcohol sales.