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Easter Opening Hours

The Easter weekend is fast approaching, our opening hours are:

Good Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Saturday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Easter Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm
Easter Monday 8.30am – 1.00pm

We will NOT be doing any deliveries over this period so please get your orders in by Wednesday 12.30pm for the Easter weekend, and then you can email over the weekend for deliveries on Tuesday.

Happy Easter and stay safe!

 

 

Coronavirus Update 28th March 2020

The shop is delighted to have been able to assist the villagers of Ropley and surrounding areas. New people have offered their services as volunteers due to the fact that many of the existing volunteers have had to self isolate due to age and health issues.

Vonnie has been working tirelessly and has even taken over the running of the Post Office in the enforced absence of Rasik.

However, our priority is to keep both customers and staff safe and abide to the government guidelines. Therefore, there will be changes to the shop’s operating.

The new shop opening hours are;

8.30 to 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday

9-12 Sunday

The Post Office will operate 9 to 1 pm Monday to Friday.

This will allow ordering, re stocking, preparation of orders and thorough cleansing of the shop each afternoon.

Obviously, there will be gaps in stocks as our suppliers, while working very hard, are unable to supply everything we want. We are concentrating on stocking basics. There will be limits as to the number of items per person for some items.

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Closing at 5 p.m. Monday to Fridays

As we have virtually no customers after 5 p.m. in the winter months we are going to close at 5 p.m. Monday to Fridays until the end of February – when we will review the opening times.

SUMMER AT THE COURTYARD

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Think of Summer and you think of holidays, parties, picnics in the sunshine and BBQ’s. We can’t guarantee to supply the sunshine, but we can supply the sausages, chicken thighs and burgers, as well as Meadow Cottage  ice cream, both in family sized cartons and individual tubs for the BBQ’s – and quiches and salads for the picnics. We can supply the holiday euros from stock in the post office and other currencies by advance order. You can order your party drinks from our tempting selection of wines and champagne, both in small and larger quantities. Whilst not wishing to encourage a community of closet drinkers, we are now stocking single serve GNT’s, Prosecco and Pimms, as well as individual bottles of white, red and rose wine. The increasingly popular Fever-Tree tonic is also on our shelves and for the less alcoholically indulgent, we have Luscombe lemonade, iced coffee and elderflower presse.

Why not treat  yourself to a quiet sit down and a drink in our attractive courtyard. Thanks to the kind green fingers of neighbours, Frances Dearn and Jenny Barron, it is literally blooming and you can buy your own plants and bedding plants from us, as supplied by …………….. yes, you’ve guessed it, “Bloomers”.  Where else (apart from Midsomer Murders) would you find fruit and veg and all those delicious summer fruits supplied by “Bunched Carrot” and fresh bread supplied by “Happy Toast”  – and you can now order artisan bread during the week, not just at the weekend.

Bank Holiday Monday saw our volunteers beavering away at the Pram Race running the tea tent. We owe a huge “Thank You” to all  those, who baked the cakes, who sold the cakes, who bought the cakes and who ate the cakes. Thank you too to our gallant volunteers who helped to set up and dismantle the stall and not forgetting our stalwart wash-upperers..  As a result, over £520 was raised in donations to help to keep the shop running.

Don’t forget you can always find out more about The Courtyard –

You can visit us at                     ropleycourtyardshop.com

You can like us on Facebook      Ropley Courtyard Shop

You can telephone us on             01962 773666  post office 773190

You can email us at                   the-courtyard@btconnect.com

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You can reach us through          MyRopley.org.uk

AND you can just pop into the shop!  See you there.

GOODBYE DOREEN — AND GOOD LUCK!

We are really sorry to announce that Doreen Gostage is leaving us to start a new life near her daughter in Germany. She has been a stalwart of The Courtyard Shop for over seven years and has become an essential part of the team, not only running the shop on Saturdays but also putting in many hours of voluntary work behind the scenes each week.

Doreen, we will miss you. We hope you will be very happy in your new home.

All at The Courtyard Shop

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Doreen’s departure means we will be looking for a new paid member of staff to work in the shop on Saturday mornings. Anyone interested should please contact Vonnie in the shop (01962 773666) for full details.

10th Anniversary  – October 2016

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary we held a lunch in the Village Hall in October 2016

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Cake kindly provided, and made by, Ben deHalpert
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Celebrations
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Wine waiters at the ready
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So much food ready….
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A full house
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Raffle prizes kindly donated
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The trusty donations hat

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