11am: Cromhall 100 Club Christmas Draw
Cromhall village shop
The first draw of this year will be at 11am in Cromhall Community shop on Friday 22nd December and some lucky person will get a cheque for £50.
We still have 10 numbers from last year with no owner, even if everyone renews this time. At only £10 per number for all 14 chances to win, it's a great way to support your local church building and grounds.
I'm really hoping that all 100 numbers will be filled by then! You can put your name, address and cash or cheque through my door (Mandy Bird) at Ashleigh, Cowship Lane or leave in the village shop and I will collect from there.
Cromhall Village Shop and Post Office
1 Lygon Court
Wotton Under Edge
Tel: 01454 299262
Patrick Martin, Chairman of the Village Shop Association, can be contacted by email at:
The AGM, held in October, is open to all residents.
Voted Best Rural Post Office in the South West, 2003
Voted Central and West Regional "Heart of the Community" Post Office, 2009
Patrick Martin has agreed to continue as Chair of the Village Shop Association.
At the 2016 AGM, Patrick welcomed Neal Willshaw, Rosie's husband, to the shop committee, which now has seven members.
He also thanked Sue Wray who has offered to become minutes secretary for the forthcoming year.
Click here to read the Chairman's report.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we sell a large range of products at competitive prices, and accept debit and credit cards.
Our Post Office offers PAYPAL, which caters for most electric key top-ups, all mobile E top-up vouchers and mobile phone cards. This service will eventually be extended to include more products.
You can buy One4all gift vouchers, which make ideal presents. The One4all vouchers can be spent in thousands of UK shops and services, with new locations added every day - pick up a leaflet at the Post Office.
The Government has also awarded a contract to the Post Office to run a card account for people to receive benefit, state pensions and tax credit payments.
Did you know you have a "hole in the wall" in the village? You can access cash at the post office if you have accounts at: RBS, Halifax, Lloyds, Barclays, Santander, Natt and Co-op.
If you are thinking of taking a holiday, the Post Office Holiday Insurance scheme gives excellent cover at competitive rates.
Remember you can pay your Council Tax through the Post Office.
Ten pounds is not a huge sum of money but when we all join together in the 100 club, it becomes a significant fundraiser for the care and upkeep of St Andrew's Church, a valuable historic building and a place of worship in Cromhall since at least the 13th century.
St. Andrew's Church window, Cromhall.
Even if you do not worship there regularly, the church is there for you for special services, Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals.
Maintaining our lovely historic church is a continuing challenge for our small congregation and I would ask you all to please remember to renew your membership of the 100 club or buy a number if you haven't done so in the past. You could be lucky and have a little windfall!
We want to have our church well maintained and heated for all the community to use and you may have noticed the scaffolding around the church, which has been necessary for ongoing roofing repairs.
There will be a list in the village shop where you can renew your membership or simply pop £10 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and drop it into the village shop. Alternatively, drop it through Mandy Bird's letterbox at Ashleigh, Cowship Lane, Cromhall.
Grateful thanks to everyone who has supported St Andrew's so far. Good luck to you all!
Entry costs £10 per number for a year.
Quarterly draws take place in Cromhall Shop at 11am on the last working day of November, February, May and August.
Prizes are: 1st - £30, 2nd - £20, 3rd - £10, plus £50 draws at Christmas and Easter.
If numbers requested exceed 100, the value of the draws will be increased.
Standing order mandate forms are available from Cromhall Shop or Mandy Bird by email: or on 01454 294186.
Could you do your bit to help keep the shop alive? Helpers and volunteers are always needed, and greatly appreciated.
Extra help is appreciated on a regular or occasional basis. Some volunteers just pop into the shop, look at the rota and see if they are able to fill any empty space during the week.
If you are willing to fill a regular slot and are not available some weeks, cover can be arranged. New helpers are given training and always work with an experienced person.
It is a great way to get to know people and what is going on in the village. If you would like to help, call in the shop and speak to a supervisor.
As a member of the shop Association, you are entitled to vote at the AGM and take advantage of the special offers and money-off vouchers that are periodically offered to members only.
If you would like to support the shop by joining the Association, please complete the details below and send this with your membership fee of £10 to the Chairman, c/o Cromhall Shop.