Gaydon originally had a village shop near to the post box in the village. This was owned by a father and his two daughters. Sadly in the mid 1980’s the shop was forced to close and homes were built on the land instead. Residents were forced to travel a 6 mile round trip to Kineton as the next nearest village. This simply wasn’t possible for those residents who had no transport at all or who had mobility issues.
In February 2008 a public meeting was held in the village hall. Over 60 residents attended and supported the idea of opening a community village shop to be run by volunteers. The barn was offered by the Landlord of the Malt Shovel Inn and a committee was formed. The project took two years of fund raising and grant applications but eventually Gaydon Village Store opened in May 2010. The store aims to meet the needs of all residents of Gaydon and those who pass through the village. Our stock list has been developed over time and all items are carefully selected.
Martyn Hamm - Chair
I believed so strongly that the village should have a shop that I was on the founding committee.
I have been a volunteer since the shop opened and I am currently the chairman of the Management Committee.
I feel that the shop is such an important asset to the village that I take an active part in volunteering and being a committee member.
I have been involved in the shop since its inception and help with stock purchasing.
We are pleased to welcome Doug to the committee.
We are pleased to welcome Ian to the committee.
We are pleased to welcome Jane to the committee.