In 1998 the Memorial Stores and Post Office, which had been part of
Limpsfield Village for many years, was in danger of closing.
Local people wanted to continue to have a local shop and PO and decided to save it.
Over £40,000 was raised through gifts and loans to buy and relaunch the business for the benefit of the local community.
The business reopened in April 1999 and has fulfilled everyone's dream by
becoming an Important part of the Village.
The shop employs three staff. The shop and PO are managed by Jane Radziejewski.
David Humber is our early morning star and Abby Barras is in charge on Sunday mornings.
In addition there is a large number of volunteers who give an hour or two a week to
help in the shop (some do much more!). You will meet them providing good service on the checkout when you shop. One volunteer has been trained to be able to work in the Post Office.
Over 240 local people hold a £10 share in the Limpsfield Village Store Association
Ltd. This is a 'not for profit' organisation which owns the business. A Management Committee of seven people oversees the operation of the business.
How Can you Help?
- Join the Association for a one-off payment of £10. (Ask Jane at the Post Office
- Help as a volunteer, training provided. Just ask Jane.
- And Most Important:
- Be a Customer!