Village Shop and Post Office


Tytherington Village Shop
Itchington Road
Tytherington
Wotton-Under-Edge
GL12 8QE

Tel: 01454 417618
Email: debraabrock@btinternet.com

Usual Opening Hours
Shop Post Office
Monday 7.30 am – 1 pm 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Tuesday 7.30 am – 1 pm 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 9.00 am – 11.30 pm
Wednesday 7.30 am – 1 pm 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Thursday 7.30 am – 1 pm 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 9.00am – 1 pm
Friday 7.30 am – 1 pm 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 9.00 am – 11.30 pm
Saturday 7.30.am – 1 pm* Closed Closed
Sunday 8.30 am – 10.30 am Closed Closed

*Depending on staff availability – otherwise 11am closing.

Outside Post Office opening hours, you can top up your mobile phone and electricity at the shop.

Delivery Days

Tytherington Village Shop offers a large selection of local produce.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered every Tuesday.

Home made cakes are delivered every Wednesday from Patsy’s Cakes.

Frocester Fayre’s cooked meats and bacon arrive on a Thursday. Why not order your Sunday joint for collection?

Background
The establishment of Tytherington Village Shop and Post Office are a testament to the depth of feeling and community spirit that existed within the village in the 1990s.

In July 1996 a village shop action group was set up following the closure of the privately owned shop earlier that year in April. The action group’s hard work and the support of local residents led to the formation of Tytherington Village Shop Association (TVSA) and its formal registration under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts.

Much of the finance was raised not only by fundraising events but also by membership subscriptions and bonds from local residents keen to fill the gap that had resulted from the closure of the previous village shop and post office. Financial support and materials were also received from the local quarry (ARC now Hanson).

The shop opened in a purpose built facility in 1998 on the site of the old village hall.

In 2013 Tytherington Village Shop have been awarded nearly £10,000 by Big Lottery Fund for revamp

Volunteers at Tytherington Village Shop have received a £9,000 boost to take the store to the next level and are wasting no time to put their improvement plans into action.

Top of the list is giving the venue a much-needed spruce—its first major refurbishment since its launch 15 years ago–as well as expanding its customer car park.

Daphne Brown, store committee chairman, told the Gazette the Tytherington Village Shop’s 30-strong team was delighted with the funding.

“We are pleased,” she said. “We applied in October as part of the fast track programme. We’ve been going 15 years. We are going to refurbish the shop and improve and extend the car park and put outside seating and make it look a bit more inviting.”

The majority of villagers own the shop and as shareholders have a say in how it is run.

The sum will also help the shop grow and pay for the day-to-day costs of running a post office.

The village post office reopened in 2009 after a vigorous campaign by residents with the support of local MP Steve Webb and South Glouncestershire Council.

The local authority agreed to contribute to the project for three years. With the funding period now over, it is up to volunteers to pick up the baton and generate enough income from the shop—around £5,000 each year– to keep the post office up and running.

“We need to grow the business further to support our post office in the long term. We are confident we can do it,” Mrs brown added.

To boost the store’s profile, the committee will also invest in some permanent signs, to put quite literally the popular business on the local map. Part of the grant will also go towards setting up a terrace for customers to enjoy their food in the fresh air.

Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb welcomed the improvements in perspective.

“The local team deserve great credit for their efforts in fundraising and their vision for the future,” he said. “A few years ago it looked as though a post office was gone for good and now we have an expanding shop and sub post office which is looking to the future.”