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The Chalke Valley Stores, known locally as the HUB, is situated in the United Reformed Church in the centre of the village of Broad Chalke in the heart of the beautiful Chalke Valley, officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It comprises a Shop, a Post Office and a Coffee Shop.
In addition to providing a service to the local villages, we also welcome visitors from all over the country – indeed increasingly from all over the world. Many come to the Chalke Valley to explore the area which is rich in history and has many places of great interest to visit as well as events to attend.
Tony Patel, the HUB’s manager, is supported by Judith, Sarah and a large team of volunteers whose involvement adds to a strong sense of community and helps make the experience of visiting the HUB extremely relaxed, and the welcome genuinely warm and friendly. Wherever possible our products are sourced from small local growers and suppliers who are dedicated to the use of fresh ingredients and very often to traditional methods of production.
Residents of the Chalke Valley use the HUB for their essential shopping as we sell a wide variety of household goods, stationery, fresh meats and vegetables as well as drinks and take-away snacks. Others use it for a coffee in the morning, a light meal of homemade soup at lunch time or tea with fresh cakes and scones in the afternoon. In addition the Post Office provides a full range of postal, banking and foreign exchange services.
WELCOME TO TWO NEW VOLUNTEERS
We are delighted to welcome Sarah Moss and Anne Hopkinson as new volunteers. Whilst this is very good news it does not mean we have enough volunteers to ensure the HUB provides the high levels of service our customers have come to expect from us. Let’s hope that others are inspired by Sarah and Anne’s willingness to support such an important local enterprise. Well done and thank you to both of them.
The painstaking task of completing the annual stocktake was successfully completed on 30th September. This is an important exercise and forms part of moving from one financial year to the next which in our case started on 1st October. We are most grateful to all those who helped with the stocktake. particularly as this involved plenty of bending, stretching and hands in the freezers!
NEW SANDWICH SUPPLIER
We are pleased to announce that the Salisbury Sandwich Company have become a new supplier. Their range includes: toasties, baguettes and salads. Fresh sandwiches are delivered on Wednesdays and Fridays but more frequently if necessary.
NEW RANGE OF CARDS
Ken Lesley, who is well known to the HUB, has produced a new range of cards which are now on display in the shop by the Post Office counter. These are in addition to our normal local suppliers whose cards remain very popular.
As Christmas trees start appearing in the shops perhaps this might prompt you to think about any special orders you might need over the festive period. These might include: turkeys, meats, drinks, biscuits or confectionary. Please speak to a member of staff with details of what you would like to order.
Now that the nights are drawing in we are pleased to day that kindling wood is now in stock
Thanks to Anne Ferreira, the archives, situated on the mezzanine floor, have undergone a bit of a spring clean recently making it easier and quicker to access local history and information.
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Chalke Valley Stores
URC Chapel, High Road,
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire SP5 5EH
01722 780 998
FREE parking available outside
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 8.30am to 4pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9am to 1:30pm
Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm
Shop, Post Office & Coffee Shop are all closed on Bank and Public Holidays
Many of the photographs used on this website have been kindly contributed by Russell Emm and Andrew Wiltshire (www.countrysidephotography.org).