Celebration’s Programme

Programme

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!

Nibbles

Thanks to these very local providers we will have some of their products as samples for tasting!

cheese from Carron Lodge – beer from Wilson Potter – bread from Uprising Bakers – crisps from Pipers – wine from Smithfield’s – cakes from The Baking Room

Hello!

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…

Whereas you are coming or not, you also can tweet us @VillageGreensPR with the tag #helloVG or send us a post on Facebook at Village Greens Prestwich. You can send us a selfie too with your thoughts.

Where?

Our address

We’ll celebrate in Bury New Road,  no.1 Longfield Centre In Prestwich – M25 1AY

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Our Official Opening!

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 have Light!

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)

Read everything you need to know on our share offer link, submit your application, or email us for more info on  info@village-greens-coop.co.uk

Shopfit News

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

We need your help

Can you spare a couple of hours over the coming weekend to come along and help us make a start on the unit? (Old Blockbuster store, Longfield Centre, Prestwich).
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May – anytime between 11am-4pm 
We are so excited to have the keys and have a long list of jobs to tackle!
NB Please be aware the unit is dusty and dirty so you need to be happy to be in there at your own risk.
       We suggest wearing masks, goggles and rubber gloves for some tasks for your own safety.
       Any tools or cleaning materials that you can bring along that you feel might be helpful would be greatly appreciated.
These are some of the things we plan to do:
*Chisel off plaster on walls –  we will need chisels and hammers
*Make good plasterboard on walls – pull out nails, fill holes etc – need pliers and polyfilla
*Remove wooden wall battons – hammer
*Cleaning up ceiling, taking down fittings and filling holes to make ready for painting – general tools, polyfilla and ladders
*General cleaning inside and out – all cleaning materials & rubber gloves!
*Painting walls – maybe on Sunday we will even get round to painting some of the back rooms too.  If you have any spare paint, colour just off white/cream, then donations gratefully received.  We will need brushes, rollers + extending pole handles too.
Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering to get the shop ready, we can’t wait to see you there.
Any questions then feel free to give email or call us