Wales Co-operative Centre

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Peopleton Community Shop on Countryfile

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It’s been an exciting week for community-owned shops, with Hudswell’s The Little Shop opening creating a media frenzy everywhere from local radio stations to BBC 5Live, Kirdford Village Stores winning the Daily Telegraph’s Best Village Shop in Britain award and four community-owned shops becoming regional winners at the Countryside Alliance Awards.

And it shows no sign of slowing down; Sunday’s Countryfile episode was dedicated to celebrating 60 years of Radio 4’s The Archers, the longest-running radio drama, and to celebrate Countryfile visited a ‘real-life’ community shop in action – that of Peopleton in Worcestershire. Not only did Plunkett advise the BBC on the The Archers shop storyline, but Peopleton is their 250th shop opening! Find out more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z7hc8 or watch again on BBC iPlayer.

Source: The Plunkett Foundation

Visit the Wales Co-operative Centre‘s website for stories of community-owned and run shops and Post Offices in Wales.

Written by C Kenzie

March 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

Posted in co-operatives

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