Community shop open after years of work

Buckland Brewer welcomed the village’s new community shop as it opened its doors last week.

AFTER four years of hard work and determination, the village of Buckland Brewer has finally welcomed its brand new community shop with open arms.

The community shop opened at 7.30am last Monday and is stocking a range products including fruit, veg, sweets, household supplies and locally produced jams and chutneys.

Chairman of the shop committee, Peter McClymont, said the first week had been a big success.

He said: “We’ve had around 60-70 customers a day and are so pleased to finally be open.”

You may also want to watch:

“It’s been four years of frustration and hard work but actually seeing it there is really brilliant.”

The project has received a range of funding including a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Most Read

“We’re hoping to have a grand launch in the New Year once we have sorted out the rest of our stock including newspapers and magazines,” added Mr McClymont.

You can visit the shop in the former vestry of Buckland Brewer Methodist Church, or for more information visit

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter