(serving the wider community of Lesbury, Hipsburn and Bilton villages)
Lesbury Community Shop Ltd (LCSL) is located in the picturesque and friendly village of Lesbury, with its next-door villages of Hipsburn and Bilton, and situated close to Alnmouth and Alnwick on the beautiful Northumberland Coast.
Now Open! We are DELIGHTED to advise that the shop has now opened for business!
To start with (for an initial 3 months while we test what our Customers prefer) our Shop Opening Hours will be: Monday & Tuesday - 7.30am to 3.30pm; Wednesday - 7.30am to 1.00pm; Thursday - 7.30am to 3.30pm; Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm; Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm; Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm.
We very much look forward to welcoming you at the shop sometime soon.
Volunteers Would you like to work in the shop? Or perhaps you would like to assist but prefer something in the background? Please come and talk to us - we ALWAYS need more volunteers! Give us a call at 07407 394 321 or drop in to the shop and chat to one of our helpers and get the inside information on what's involved.
What do we sell? And what services are we offering now and in the future?
These are computer-generated plans we drew up some weeks ago of how we intended the shop to look. Did we succeed? Why not come along and see for yourself!
A bright and spacious interior
Tables for a self-serve cuppa inside - more tables outside too!
Work Continues The shop is, of course, fully operational and the shelves are filled with the sort of items you asked us to stock. Keeping the shelves stocked is a major activity but we are coping! Although we are now open for business, the work behind the scenes continues. Northumberland Estates has a very small amount of outdoor work still to be finished. Our Outbuilding store is also now completed. The telephone box is no longer used and will be removed. We have more outdoor tables to instal and we are thinking about some cover from the rain for those who like to sit outside for their coffee.
We plan to offer a parcels service - have your parcels - eg from Amazon, DPD, DHL, etc - safely delivered to the shop for your collection, rather than left by the courier somewhere on your property. And you should soon be able to bring your parcels to us for posting (via Royal Mail) - we can assist with labels, packaging and stamps for the postage costs.
Newspapers! We have been supplying newspapers & magazines to lots of customers for many months now (thanks to the kind help of Alnmouth shop) but we have now taken on full task of ordering and supplying these. Ordering your papers from your Community Shop is one very important way of showing your support for the venture - these sales are of huge value to us. Want to order your papers from us?
Come for a Cuppa, Stay for a Chat! Many of you have told us you'd like somewhere in Lesbury to drop in to have a cuppa and a chat. Well, you do now! Or at least you will have from this Monday onwards, when we open. Our splendid (self-service) coffee machine is in place and being extensively tested at this very moment! And a tasty range of traybakes and suchlike are on hand to accompany your espresso, latte or breakfast tea! With seating both inside and outside, we hope to be kept busy! See you soon!