Next Stage


Having received planning permission from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on 2nd March 2018 for the new store, the way is now clear for the next phase of the project, which is to raise funds to enable the building work to commence. £200,000 is required, not just for the build but also to fit it out, buy stock and provide working capital for the store. We plan to raise money in  three ways – from donations, grants and the setting up of a share membership scheme, which will be open to everyone and which we hope will be widely supported.

The share membership scheme was launched on Thursday 26th April and is open until 30 June 2018. Those attending the launch took away full details of the share offer scheme and the information is being hand delivered to around 375 homes in the valley, to enable everyone in the community to take part. Please download the application form for shares, complete and return  to Nevil Wilson or drop it off at Canterton Stores.

Please do get involved, 2018 looks to be a very exciting year for the community store project.

Canterton Stores

In the meantime, Jane and Rob continue to support the project from Canterton Stores for which we remain very grateful. In turn we continue to support Canterton Stores and ask that you do too. It is financially beneficial if the current store remains open and the post office contract can be transferred to the new community store, so please shop there if you can.

Canterton Stores – opening hours

The store opening hours are shown below.

Please note that the Post Office counter closes at 4pm.

The last collection is 12:00 on Wednesdays and 11:00 on Saturdays.

Monday 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm Closed
Thursday 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4:30pm
Friday 10am to 1pm 2pm to 4:30pm
Saturday 10am to 12:30pm Closed