Our Mission Statement.

• To provide a sustainable and attractive shop which will deliver valued products and services to the whole community.

• In addition the shop will enable social engagement across the whole parish and will use its surplus funds to develop the business and to support a range of community projects and needs.

Yarpole Community Shop Association privacy statement can be accessed here.



Yarpole Community Shop Association Ltd. (The Shop in the Church).

Yarpole Shop logo5 of 5 stars The regular shop opening hours are –

Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays - closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Post Office open 9-12midday Monday to Saturday.

Telephone: 01568 780148 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gallery cafe is closed but is providing takeaway meals.


Yarpole Community Shop Association Ltd AGM 2020 – amended date. Monday 7th September at 7.00pm.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was necessary to postpone the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 18th to October 15th. In the light of new temporary legislation, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, (which received Royal assent on June 25th 2020), the Management Committee have been considering how best to cover all potential scenarios which may affect this new meeting date and others in the future.

This temporary legislation allows for organisations such as ours to potentially hold General Meetings electronically, irrespective of any ability to do so not being cited in the Rules of the Yarpole Community Shop Association Ltd.

Even if it becomes possible to hold a physical AGM this Autumn, the current government restraints regarding numbers of people being able to meet in one place would mean that the meeting would not be quorate as a minimum of 10% of members of the 400 membership would need to attend to enable the AGM to take place. Therefore, the Management Committee have decided to bring forward the prospective date for the AGM and to hold it electronically using Zoom on Monday 7th September at 7.00pm.

Apart from the usual items which are required to be included in the agenda it is proposed to put three resolutions to the meeting, the first two of which would provide amendments to the Rules. The three resolutions are as follows:

1. To amend the Rules to allow that a General Meeting may be held virtually as and when the Management Committee may from time to time determine. Rule 17 refers.
2. To amend the Rules to allow for the use of a proxy voting system at General Meetings as and when the Management Committee may from time to time determine. Rule 28 refers.
3. To direct the Management Committee to examine the existing set of Rules of the Association and to replace them with a more up to date version* which is more in keeping with current practices. (*Based on a recent Plunkett set of model rules for Community Businesses or something similar.)

If you are a shareholder and wish to participate in the electronic AGM on 7th September and have not received an email notification detailing how to join the meeting by Zoom, please make contact by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the details will be sent to you.

Please note, only paid up shareholder members are eligible to vote. Voting will take place by a show of hands at the virtual meeting.

Once there is shareholder approval of these resolutions, the Management Committee will be better able to plan and organise General Meetings not only this year but in future years as well.
It is also important to emphasise that an important standing item on the agenda for the AGM is the election of the Management Committee for the year 2020/2021. It would be very pleasing to hear from members who would be interested in putting themselves forward for election. In order to do this, it is necessary to complete a nomination form and deliver it to the secretary via the shop not less than 7 days before the AGM. Nomination forms are available from the Shop or below on the Shop website. It is very important to encourage “new blood” to join the committee which is responsible for the management and continued development of this vibrant and worthwhile community enterprise.

If members wish to discuss any of the topics in this communication or would like to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Management Committee members, please do not hesitate to contact the Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 01568 780358.

 To see a Financial Summary for 2019 please use the link. To read the Chairman's Report please use this link.

 Message to all account holders. We would be very grateful if account holders could use BACS to settle their accounts on a monthly basis. Cheque and credit card payments incur the Shop in a charge.

If you are able to pay by BACS/Faster payment then these are the details you need:

Account Name: Yarpole Community Shop

Sort Code: 60-83-01

Account Number: 20387813

In the Reference field please enter the full name of the shop account holder whose account you are paying.

Our shop and Post Office are what helps to make Yarpole the great place it is.

If you feel you would like to volunteer in either the Café or the Shop please follow the link. Volunteer here.

The Shop was voted Best Village Shop & Post Office in the UK in 2010 in the Countryside Alliance Awards. A group from the shop travelled to the House of Lords to be presented with the award.

Yarpole Shop volunteers outside the Houses of Parliamentqueens award logo1



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