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On Saturday 27th of September, we celebrated that Village Greens is up and running in big style: music, dancing, food and drink samples, juggling, vegan poems, an engaging installation. Children, eldery… everyone in the community who came had a good … Continue reading
Saturday 27th from 4-7pm
4pm – Skip – swing and ballades
4.30pm -The Jane & Mike Band –self-pen folk songs
5pm – Vegan Poet and Comedian – Dominic Berry
5.30pm – Starrymoonsphinx –fairy flow manipulation with poi
6pm – Speech & mass toast* & raffle*
6.15pm - Blues de Luxe – vocal and acoustic & electric guitar
7pm – The End for Today
* mass toast – please, bring your own vassel to help reducing unnecessary waste * raffle – 3 winners will get a box with organic veg and goodies each. Good luck!
Thanks to these very local providers we will have some of their products as samples for tasting!
Come and say hello
…and write anything about Village Greens in our shop window: your link with the cooperative, who you are, your ideas, your involvement, what you like, any thoughts…
We’ll celebrate in Bury New Road, no.1 Longfield Centre In Prestwich – M25 1AY
If you haven’t already heard our official opening is this Friday 11th July and we couldn’t be more excited. Our doors will be opening at 10am for all of our members as well as to the general public.
Our ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 12pm and we are honoured that The Worshipful the Mayor (Councillor Michelle Wiseman) of Bury will be performing this for Village Greens.
We will be open until 6:30pm on Friday so you can stay for as long or as little as you like. Our team have worked hard to make sure we have as much produce as possible for you all and you will be able to buy fantastic organic fruit and veg, local beers, organic meat, delicious deli goodies, wholefood staples and fabulous chilled and frozen produce. The most mouth wateringly yummy fresh bread will be arriving at 12pm so make sure you are there to get your hands on some!
We hope to see you all at the Village Greens opening this Friday. Come and mingle, have a look around and buy some exceptional produce!
Please note that we will be opening without the use of card machines, these will be up and running in the coming weeks. However, there is a Halifax and Barclays cash point very close by. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We’re looking to recruit keen, enthusiastic weekend and casual workers who share the Village Greens ethos and want to work in our unique community co-op.
Opening our doors for the first time this Friday there is no time to waste, so we need your applications in by 5pm Tuesday 15th July.
Our new lighting is looking amazing and we hope you’ll love it too. Thanks to Chris Pope and John Lyons for a great job, and see you again soon lads to fit rest of electrics.
Things will move fast in next couple of weeks as everything comes together and our unit goes from a shell to a fully kitted out shop ready for stock, systems and staff.
If everything is on schedule doors should be open by end of June so watch progress as you pass and count down the days til fresh summer veg and good whole foods are available again in our very own village – we can’t wait !!
Oh and by the way YES YOU CAN STILL INVEST
It is not too late to become a member and join 391 others who have shared the vision of Village Greens. Just £100 investment allows you to be a co-owner of your own local community co-op and have a democratic say in its future and sustainability, and you can even pay in instalments of £10 for 10 months with the amazing incentive of a possible 50% tax relief if you are a tax payer. YES 50% of your investment back in your tax. (Investment is from £100-£20,000)
Things are progressing well with our shop. We have a new floor and this week the main work gets underway for real so we will keep you posted along the way.
There’s much we can do in there at the moment but we will give you a shout when we need volunteers in again to help with painting.
NB Job applications for part time vacancy currently closed. Weekend/casual vacancies to be advertised soon