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Virtual visit to Grindleford Community Shop: Churches as Community Business Venues - Shared screen with speaker view
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
19:10
Good afternoon all! We are delighted to be joined by Sarah and Peter from Grindleford and would like to thank the Allchurches Trust for funding this event.
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
20:48
Please feel free to use the chat box during today's event. We will have a Q&A session after we have heard from Sarah and Peter, where you will be welcome to put your hand up and ask questions yourselves or I can read them out from the chat box.
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
23:38
You can read more about community businesses in places of worship, and the Allchurches Trust project here - https://plunkett.co.uk/community-businesses-in-places-of-worship/
Andy Airey
33:53
Please could you advise the trading square footage, stock area square footage.
Andy Airey
37:42
And would Sarah and Peter share financial information?
Andy Airey
39:07
Is the door to the shop a different entrance to the main church entrance?
Sian Lockwood
40:20
Does Plunkett has experience of working with churches with space who would like to connect with community groups?
Neil Truphet
41:28
Did you form a community benefit society ?
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
42:03
Keep the questions coming everyone, I will feed them in to the Q&A at the end.
Neil Truphet
42:12
Was it simple securing a ‘faculty’ from the diocese?
Andy Airey
42:20
Did you need a faculty from the diocese?
Andy Airey
44:09
What level of footfall do you get on average
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
44:29
SIan, Through the Allchurches project we would be very happy to support either a community group looking to site a community business in the a church, or a church that would like a community group to use a space on their premises. The key is that the community must be at the heart of the business, develop and lead the business.
Laura
44:41
How did you respond to concerns from the congregation of the church about the use as a shop?
Andy Airey
47:15
How do you secure the shop/stock when it is not open?
Becky Payne
49:03
Applying for permission (faulty) doesn't have to be all bad news. Your DAC or equivalent committee in other dioceses can help you and also give good advice for free.
Becky Payne
51:10
The Crossing the Threshold toolkit provides very practical guidance on how to develop and manage a community project including setting up a community shop. includes advice on getting permissions, fundraising and engaging with your community
Becky Payne
51:13
https://www.hereford.anglican.org/parish-support/community-partnership/crossing-the-threshold-toolkit/crossing-the-threshold-toolkit.php
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
51:52
Fantastic, thank you for sharing Becky!
Rachel Blanchflower
52:51
Where do your Safeguarding and Health & Safety policies sit? With the Church or yourselves? And do you have a formal contract with the church around access/electricity etc?
Sarah Paisley
56:25
Did you do any deliveries during the first lock-down, or a kind of pre-ruder system and collect fro the front door?
Sarah Paisley
56:37
Sorry pre-order!!
Angela Huskisson
57:21
What are the health and safety regulations re volunteers making cakes?
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
58:18
If you would like to know more about the community business shop and pub sectors please do read our Better Business Reports - https://plunkett.co.uk/reports/
Hannah Barrett - Plunkett Foundation
58:37
Both sectors are thriving, and are long-term sustainable business models.
Andy Airey
01:01:11
How many hours did the 'shop manager' post work at the start and how has that developed over time?
Angela Huskisson
01:03:45
Sarah- please do let us know how we can get in contact with you? Thanks
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:04:52
Please contact Plunkett on info@plunkett.co.uk with any follow up and we can also put you in touch with the Grindleford shop group.
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:06:13
Any questions we can't get through at today's event we will put to Sarah and Peter afterwards and come back to you with answers.
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:09:03
Plunkett's model rules are a legal template you can choose to adopt and register with as a Community Benefit Society.
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:10:41
The AllChurches small grant scheme could pay for early stage costs including things like legal registration, Plunkett membership for your group, option appraisals, community promotion / engagement.
Andy Airey
01:11:55
What other roles have been helpful on the committee?
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:12:15
Plunkett advisers can talk with you about what training etc your group may need.
Diane Cameron - Plunkett Foundation
01:14:11
We have some recordings of webinars on the Plunkett website about different committee roles which you can watch back https://plunkett.co.uk/previous-events/
Neil Truphet
01:14:58
Do you have any storage space?
Neil Truphet
01:16:19
How do you manage fresh produce near sell by date
Kate Carter
01:17:06
Thank you this has been really interesting
Sarah Paisley
01:17:37
Thank you, this was so informative!
Angela Huskisson
01:18:19
Excellent. Thank you so much for an extremely informative hour with great people.
Andy Airey
01:18:36
Thank you - really helpful
Becky Payne
01:18:40
Very insightful to hear people who have been there and done it!
Jules Humpheson
01:18:44
Thanks, that was really helpful!