Welcome to the Candover Valley Community Store Project.

Following the news that Rob and Jane Marks will be closing the village shop in Preston Candover in the near future, a new project has begun to set up a community store for the valley.  You will find lots of information on the project and its progress on this website.


There is now an agreement in place for the store to be sited alongside the village hall on land kindly leased from Lord Sainsbury. The planning application has been submitted (click here to see it) for a simple, timber clad single storey building with a pitched roof and a covered entrance porch at one corner with parking at the village hall by kind permission of the Trustees.

The store committee invites all valley residents to an informal information event in the village hall on Saturday 20th January 2018 from 10am until 1.15pm at which the plans and drawings will be displayed.  

Once planning permission is granted, fund raising will begin in earnest and we will be calling upon support from the whole community.

Indeed, 2018 looks to be a very exciting year for the community store project. 

Previous news updates can be found in recent posts on the right side bar of the website.

On the Register Your Interest page you can let us know how you might help the project whether you just want to be kept informed of progress or would like to offer your time or skills or make a donation.

A community store would be run by the community for the community.

The committee is chaired by Richard Walker and the members are Clare Armstrong, Jane Ballard, Charles Bradshaw, Carolyn Dawnay, Alison Ellet, Lucy Muncey, Nevil Wilson.

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