APPLETON COMMUNITY SHOP
It was in November 1999 the then owners of the shop advised the Parish Council they were in trouble and it was not until the following year disclosed they had actucally put the cottage and shop up for sale. The Parish Council moved quickly, sought advice, formed a working group and by 1st May 2000 opened the Appleton Community Shop abd Post Office.
One of the cruicial meetings was the public meeting held in the Village Hall on Saturday 25th March 2000 and the agenda and notes of this meeting are under a menu below http://www.appletonwitheaton.org.uk/shop_public_meeting
Attached are some documents that relate to the early stages of the venture.
See the pdf file with copies of publicity generated in the first year of trading in 2000 on Appleton Community Shop Publicity 2000
See the copies of slides used at a meeting in March 2001 on March 2001 Meeting
See the pdf file with copies of a paper by Gloucester University on village shops and documents relating to this study on the Appleton Community Shop on 2004 Gloucester University Study
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