Gawsworth Community Shop

The Community Shop finally opened its doors for the very first time on Thursday March 10th 2011 after an exciting and entertaining build-up on Look North West over a period of three days. Viewers could watch the progression of the  planning, purchase and refurbishment of the village shop culminating in the now famous Community Shop.  A schedule of celebratory events was planned throughout the day beginning with the Grand Opening at 11.00am.  Votes of thanks, poems, blessings and even an insight into the Daily Log penned by our very own Year 5 pupil were greeted by raucous applause from enthusiastic well-wishers.

Later in the day the school choir performed two songs outside the shop and all the children were treated to free ice creams as they came out of school.

In the evening there was a tasting session at the school hall to enable people to sample some of the new products which will be available in the shop.  A lively and friendly atmosphere was enjoyed by everyone and proved to be a perfect way to finish off a day filled with community spirit and success.