The 2018 financial accounts for the Cottingham and Middleton Village Store and Cafe were approved at the AGM held at the Methodist Hall, Corby Road on 22 July 2019.
Chairman Owen Davison thanked the members of the Committee who’ve worked together over the past 18 months to help get the shop back on its feet. Secretary Richard Haigh also read out the names of 30 people who’ve supported and helped the shop over the past year saying that “without these people, we couldn’t even open the shop in the morning.”
The shop received generous donations from villagers and the village Copyholders following the burglary last October, plus £500 from Corby Borough Council’s small community grants scheme. After these one-off donations and the money from the shop’s insurance claim have been taken off, the shop broke even in 2018, compared with a £6,000 loss in 2017. And, for the first 6 months of 2019, profits are up by 10-11% year on year.
The shop is now recycling its left over bread to make bread and butter pudding, and any leftover cream and veg is being made into delicious soups. So, nothing is wasted. If there’s anything you’d like the shop to stock that you can’t find on the shelves, please contact us or have a word with one of the team next time you’re in.
The Committee would like to thank their shareholders and customers for their continued support. The shop ideally needs around 10 more volunteers to keep things running smoothly. Volunteers receive a full induction and you don’t need to commit to a set time every week. If you’re interested in joining the shop’s friendly team, please contact us.
Date for your diary
Next year’s AGM will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 21 May at the Methodist Hall, Corby Road.