New Facilities at Ruscombe and Whiteshill Shop and Café
A Pre-payment Top-up facility is now available at the village shop.
- It offers the opportunity to pay for gas and electricity using a key or card with E-on, npower and EDF, but not British Gas
- To top-up your “pay as you go” mobile telephone
- To pay your local community tax
- The credit/debit card facility is available to all customers with a minimum spend of £5.00
Ruscombe and Whiteshill Village Community Shop
The shop opened on Saturday 24th October 1998 and remains an essential part of the village community. It is located on the edge of the Playing Field in Whiteshill in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The shop comprises a retail shop, a café and public toilet which are wheelchair and baby friendly. The shop is a community hub with regular events, a book club, a seniors’ coffee morning, informal meeting place for friends to catch up, plus lots of seasonal and occasional events. It also offers an information and advertising service.
It is completely run by volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure that the shop continues to operate for the benefit of the community.
The shop has a vast selection of items including:
Frozen food, tinned food, groceries,
Cold drinks, confectionery, free-range eggs
Crisps, milk, dairy products
Cold meat, tea, coffee
Cereals, grains, pasta
Fresh bread baked daily, pastries, and cakes, homemade conserves
Fresh fruit and vegetables, greeting cards, organic and eco-friendly products
Daily and weekly newspapers and magazines can be ordered for collection
The ice cream fridge is stocked with a variety of ice creams and lollies, as well as tubs of Winstones Ice Cream. The Café can be a lively and busy place – it offers a variety of hot and cold drinks to have in or take out, hot and cold snacks and delicious cakes. Our library has a large variety of books for sale.
We require volunteers to assist in the shop and Café for 2-hours shifts:
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9.00 to 11.00am; 11.00 to 1.00pm; 1.00 to 3.00pm; 3.00 to 5.00pm
SATURDAY 9.00 to 11.00am; 11.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday 9.00 TO 11.00AM
If you would like to know more, please call into the shop and speak to a volunteer.
Shop opening hours
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9.00am to 5.00pm
SATURDAY 9.00am to 1.00pm
SUNDAY 9.00am to 11.00am
If you have not visited our shop before, do come in and have a look. You can also find us on Face Book – follow us.