A Community Shop for Purleigh

Please help us with your views

For most villages a shop is a vital lifeline and for some people, especially those without transport, it is an important connection with the world beyond their front door. The shop provides a valuable retail service, and is a meeting place, communication centre and an important lynchpin of village life. Much of the appeal of our village rests on its sense of community. It is the reason many people have moved here and why they stay. The continued presence of a shop will, we feel, greatly enhance that community spirit and be a source of help, information and support, as it has been for decades.

This questionnaire is the first step. We need to know your views on what might be provided and what would receive your support. Please be as honest and realistic as possible in your answers! Your response will be treated in confidence. Questionnaires are entirely anonymous, unless you wish to add your name at the end.

The results of this survey will be analysed and published, and if there is an encouraging response a public meeting will be held for further discussion and to establish a group to set the shop up and open it for business.

We would also like to hear from you if you feel you could help in any way with the running of the shop. There will be a wide range of tasks to be done from the initial setting up of the project to managing the enterprise and being involved in the day to day practical operation. This kind of venture has been successfully achieved in other villages. There are currently over 300 community owned shops in the United Kingdom and we hope Purleigh’s will be the next one. If you wish to speak directly to someone about this project please contact one of the following:

 

Jane Potter (Clerk, Purleigh Parish Council) jane.m.potter@btinternet.com or 01245 320426

Nigel Arthur (Chairman, Purleigh Parish Council) 01621 744523

Graham Rayner (Vice-Chairman, Purleigh Parish Council) 01621 828117

 

About a Village Shop

 

1. If a community shop was opened in Purleigh would you or any member of your household use it?

  Daily
  2-3 times a week
  Once a week
  Once a fortnight
  Occasionally
  Not at all

 

2. What products would you be most likely to buy?

  Newspapers/magazines
  Ready meals
  Local Produce
  Frozen food
  Fresh fruit & vegetables
  Meat and dairy
  Greeting cards/wrapping
  Bakery
  Pet food
  Sweets/ice cream
  Healthy snacks
  Household goods
  Beers, wines & spirits
  Stationery
  Packed groceries - tins, packets
  Craft items
  Cigarettes/tobacco
  Gifts
  Cleaning materials
  Coal/logs
  Toiletries
  Sandwiches
  Organic/Fair Trade products  Other (please list as many as you like below)

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3. What services would you be most likely to use?

  Postal Services
  Deliveries
  Advertisement board
  Tickets for local events
  Photocopying
  Internet
  Lotto
  E-top ups for mobile phones
  Other (please list as many as you like below)

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4. Are there any other products or services not listed above you would like to see on offer?

 

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5. At what time of day would you be most likely to use the shop (please tick as many as you like)?

  Before 8am
  8am – 12 noon
  12 noon – 2pm
  2pm – 6pm
  After 6pm

6. How far do you currently travel to do your:

a) Main weekly shop?

b) Convenience / top-up shopping?

 

7. On a scale of 1 – 5 (where 1 is not important and 5 is very important), how important do you think it is to have a village shop in Purleigh. Please circle your answer.

 

NOT IMPORTANT <<< 1 2 3 4 5 >>> VERY IMPORTANT

 

8. Please state how many people in each age range there are in your household:

  0-16 number of people:
  17 – 25 number of people:
  26 – 45 number of people:
  46 – 65 number of people:
  over 65 number of people:

9. Would you or anyone in your household be interested in helping a community shop project in any way by:

  Joining the steering group
  Helping with fundraising
  Providing professional advice/services and my profession/skills are:
  Be involved in running the shop/volunteering
  Making a donation
  Buying a share

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, or you would like us to contact you, then please write your name, address and phone number or email address here (please see below for an explanation of how your personal data will be handled):

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Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

 

Please return by post to:

Jane Potter, 27 Anchor Reach, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex.CM3 5GS

Or drop off at any one these addresses:

Birch House, Maldon Road, Latchingdon

5, Hawkins Close, Cock Clarks

Gardeners Cottage, Chelmsford Road, Purleigh

Cosy Nook, Chelmsford Road, Purleigh

Lower Barn Farm, Roundbush Road, Purleigh

By Friday, 12th October if possible

 

PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

The information you have supplied is controlled and processed by Purleigh Parish Council (the Data Controller) for the purposes of communicating with you about the establishment of a community shop.It will only be used in relation to this matter. We do not share your data with any marketing companies and keep your data for as long as your involvement with the shop continues and we are required to do so as set out in law.

Please indicate below which methods of contact you agree to us using to contact you and provide appropriate details if they are not already included above:

Phone       Text       E-mail       Post 

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For more information or to change these permissions, please contact:

jane.m.potter@btinternet.com

This is the short version of our Privacy Notice. Further details about how we protect your data can be found on the Council’s website www.purleigh.com

If you wish to make a complaint about how your data has been handled, please contact our Data Protection Officer on 01621 876224 or dpo@maldon.gov.uk or for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Data Protection Regulator for the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House 

Water Lane 

Wilmslow

Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.

 

Alternatively, visit ico.org.uk or email casework@ico.org.uk