Our SHOP 3rd BirthdayIt is hard to believe that it is 4 years since we opened our doors for the very first time.  The first Newsletter proclaimed “Our SHOP is now open.  Following over a year of anticipation and planning, we as a community can celebrate the opening of Our SHOP.”  For it to survive now depends on your continued enthusiasm and support over the coming weeks, months and years”.  As a village, I think we can be very proud of ourselves. Not only is Our SHOP still open for business, with your support, it is going from strength to strength.

Hinton St George has always had a proportion of “old soldiers” among its population and the Parade to mark the official grand opening of Our SHOP, on Saturday 13th October, was evidence of that. By 1.30pm a large gathering had assembled at Brettingham Court, which included villagers, many with their children (even babies in prams), five vintage cars, a pony and trap and two immaculately groomed horses and their riders.

Click below to view the Unaudited Financial Statements for the year ending 30 September 2012


A great time was has by all at the our SHOP Christmas evening.  Not only did the event generate direct sales of circa £1,620 (ex VAT) it also managed to turn in a profit of £161.11 to be added to the our SHOP renovations fund! 

Thanks to all who came and bought wine and all those who helped organise.

Click below to view the Unaudited Financial Statements for the period 12 January 2011 to 30 September 2011


Hinton St George & Locality Rural Community Services Limited (HRCS) is an Industrial and Provident Society (IPS) registered with the Financial Services Authority (31154R).  It was established in January 2011 as part of the campaign to secure the future of the village shop and Post Office.  Membership of the society is open to all members of the community aged 16 and over and also comprises a number of local companies, organisations and suppliers to the shop.