Lower Broadheath Community Shop Ltd is a Community Benefit Society owned by the residents of Lower Broadheath in Worcestershire.
After the closure of our local shop and Post Office in May 2017, a survey was sent out across the village which showed overwhelming support for the effort to set up a new village shop to be owned and run by the local community.
At a village meeting our committee was elected, headed by Mark Glossop, and work began to register a company. Through working with the Plunkett Foundation and speaking to other local community owned shops we were able to put together a business plan and look at ways to fundraise to help with our initial set up costs. Our Share Sale led to over £39,000 being raised by the local community, and we received a further £20,000 in external grants! Our cabin arrived in November 2018 at our site by The Bell Inn, and our shop officially opened to the public on 4th February 2019!
Mark Glossop - Chairman
Victoria Howells - Treasurer
Rachel Tedesco - Secretary
Jessica Ronan - Marketing & Promotion
Anthony Bedborough - Committee Member
Graham Hill - Shop Operations
Monica Longley - Volunteer Team Leader
Shop Managers - Jess and Victoria