Wales Co-operative Centre

Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru

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 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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