You are reading the Home page of the website of the Chalke Valley Stores (shop, post office and coffee shop) which opened in Broad Chalke on 3rd June 2013.
Chalke Valley Stores opened on the 3rd June 2013 in the premises of the URC Chapel in High Road, Broad Chalke. The full facility (also known as the Chalke Valley Community Hub) will offer both retail and community facilities
- A village shop
- Outreach Post Office
- Coffee shop with wi-fi services
- Collection point for deliveries, dry cleaning etc
- Meeting rooms/worship area
- Information centre
- Chalke Valley Benefice Admin Office
- Village archive, small library and book swap
- Police drop in
The Hub will be a facility for the whole of The Chalke Valley and not just for the village of Broad Chalke. It is strategically located in the URC Chapel on the main valley road in Broad Chalke in the heart of the Chalke Valley. The site is on the main bus route and will attract passing trade. The catchment can be considered to include an area of some 50sq. miles containing 6 villages (of which Broad Chalke is the largest and most central) and a population of c.2,500 people.
From concept to opening we are following this timetable
Start-up committee formed: June 2012
Public meetings: October 2012
Fund raising: October 2012-March 2013
Grant applications: December 2012
Hub refurbishment & fit out: March-May 2013
Shop opens: June 3rd 2013
Official Opening: 22nd June 2013
The Contact page has, not unsurprisingly, contact details. You can also subscribe to our emailing list to be kept up to with the latest developments.