THIS YEAR’S AGM
It was lovely to have so many villagers and supporters join us by zoom for our Fourth AGM. If you missed it you can read the Chair’s report and view the slide pack on the news page. As well as sharing details of our solid financial performance we also let everyone know our exciting news: we are soon to file a planning application to extend our cafe. Details are all in the slide pack.
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
New Opening Hours – we are operating slightly shorter weekday opening hours from 4 Jan onwards (as we have temporarily removed our over 60s volunteers from customer facing roles given rising infection rates).
Our revised opening hours for the shop and post office are therefore as follows:
Monday – Fridays: 8.3oam – 2.30pm (post office closes at 2pm)
Saturdays: 9am – 4pm (post office closes at 1pm)
Sundays: 9am – 12pm (post office closed)
The cafe is also currently closed due to lockdown. We do however have a limited takeaway menu of filled rolls, cakes and pastries and hot drinks.
We have implemented social distancing measures allowing a maximum of 3 customers at a time in the shop and Post Office to ensure we keep our customers and staff as safe as we can. Thank you for your patience in queuing. We have a red/green light by the entrance which shows when you are good to enter.
Home Delivery and Click and Collect Services
Home delivery and click and collect services have been reintroduced with effect from Friday 8 January. They are available on Tuedays and Fridays. Please see the home delivery and click and collect page for further information.
Welcome to Fittleworth Stores, a community owned and run shop, café and post office in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We welcome villagers, visitors, cyclists and walkers to come and experience our warm and friendly atmosphere. Our team of staff and volunteers would be delighted to welcome you.
Our shop offers a wide range of local produce and reasonably priced general groceries (including household items and over the counter medicines), together with newspapers. We are keen to support local farms and businesses so we are proud to stock produce from over 30 local suppliers. Visit the shop page for more detail about the range of delicious local food we offer. We also stock a range of local pottery and art.
Need something delivered or need a lift? If you are struggling to get to us, we will do our best to try and help. Call 01798 865907 and we will see if we can deliver to you or provide you with a lift to the shop.
Our café offers sandwiches, snacks, cakes and cookies and a children’s menu. We have a dedicated café area within the shop and, for the days when the sun is shining, additional seating outside on our terrace. With free WIFI and views over the recreation ground and children’s playground we look forward to seeing you soon.
We are a true village shop at the heart of our community.
Our Post Office
Our Post Office Local provides a comprehensive range of services. In addition to buying stamps and posting parcels, you can withdraw cash, pay cheques into your bank account, pay bills, buy mobile phone top ups and buy holiday currency!
Fittleworth Stores is immediately adjacent to our fantastic village children’s playground with its wooden play equipment featuring pigs, a horse and cart, tractor and plenty more! The outdoor seating on our café terraces overlooks the playground and recreation ground. There is also a special section of youth equipment in the recreation ground with an outside table tennis table (bats and balls available for use from the shop), ball wall and climbing frame.
There are plenty of walks from the shop with commons, woods and the river all within easy walking distance of Fittleworth Stores. To find out more about our lovely village, it’s history and what’s on in the area visit our village website.