2020 AGM report and thanks

At the Village Store and Cafe AGM on 26 July, four new members were appointed to the shop committee:

  • Sue AspinallMarried to Paul with two adult daughters. Retired NHS Consultant. Interested in theatre, gardening, philosophy and live music. Plays badminton and enjoys cycling.
  • David BowmanBorn in Corby. Married to Terri with one daughter. Company Director of Maintenance Supplies Ltd based in Cheshire. Hobbies skiing, cycling, badminton. Likes social gatherings, meeting new people.
  • Natalie RyanMarried to Paul with two sons, one of whom loves sports and Xbox and the other dogs and animals. Lives in Cottingham and works locally.
  • Audrey TeodoriniMoved to Cottingham from Kent 4 years ago. Retired as a Detective Inspector after 30 years with the Metropolitan Police. Has volunteered in the Village Shop since spring 2019.

They join existing committee members Wendy Curtis, Chris Owen and Owen Davison (Chair), Anne Davison has agreed to stay on while the new committee members get settled in. Richard Haigh was re-appointed as Secretary.


Thank yous

The Chair expressed his thanks to the following people:

  • David Swallow for stepping forward for more than three months to take over the role of voluntary manager during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Shop staff – Alison Jones and Berny Kane and the many volunteers (see list below) who have been towers of strength in the Shop and for the wider community of our villages.
  • Richard Haigh (Secretary) for his behind-the-scenes work for the Shop.
  • Jane Smith for all her work during the year promoting and publicising the Shop, for managing the Shop’s website and Facebook page, and for disseminating information to Shareholders.
  • Mary Knott, who has stepped down from the committee, for her valued contribution over the years and for her voluntary work making preserves, which she plans to continue.

Alison Jones
Berny Kane

Newspaper deliveries

Jimmy Kane
Jay McFee
Nick and Emma Preston-Jones
William Raj


David Swallow
Dorothy Anderson
Sue Aspinall
David Bowman
Terri Bowman
Helen Bradshaw
Jane Chambers
Wendy and Michael Curtis
Louise and Olivia Davidson
Owen and Anne Davison
Lorraine Desmond
Mary Freestone
Mary Knott
Shirley Robson
Rachel Raj
Natalie Ryan
Niamh and Anna Ryan
Diana Sharvill
Audrey Teodorini




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