HOTV News

HOTV February Update

The community shop continues to trade strongly. There has been increased sales of both fresh fruit and vegetables as well as chilled meat and fish. This is particularly pleasing as much of this produce is sourced locally and therefore makes a positive contribution to...

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The Community Shop Has Opened

It gives me great satisfaction to tell you that the community shop opened in the Royal Oak at 07:30 on Monday Morning having closed for the last time in the 'Shop in a Box' at 12:30 the previous day. Trading started without problems and by lunchtime over seventy...

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HOTV November Update – 1

Monday, November 30th, marks the second major milestone in our project journey. The community shop will relocate from the 'shop in a box' at the Village Hall to its new home in the Royal Oak during the weekend. Final preparations are underway, and stock is already...

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November HOTV Report

Since the last Report there has been tremendous progress in our project to create a commercial and social hub  in the centre of the village. A project team guided by John Davison and Nick Sloan has set about making the renovations necessary to relocate the shop to the...

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October HOTV Report

Since the last update work has been moving forward at a rate of knots to prepare for the relocation of the Shop in a Box to the Royal Oak. The shop area in the RO has been completely refurbished and is currently in the hands of an enthusiastic band of volunteer...

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Building work on the Royal Oak

Passers-by cannot have failed to notice that the Oak is looking a bit “transitional”. Much has already been done both inside and out, but even more remains to be done.

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Open Day at the Royal Oak

Following completion of the purchase of the Royal Oak by the community, we will hold an open day for both members and the community to view the asset that will become the commercial and social heart of the village. The Royal Oak will be open to view from 10:00 to...

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HOTV Important Update

It is pleasing to report that as of today (August 26th) we have completed the purchase of the Royal Oak. This is the major milestone in our project to create a vibrant social and commercial centre at the heart of Stoke St Gregory. Work will now commence to transform...

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This page will be used to inform HOTV Members and others of the progress of the share offer, and then progress towards the purchase of the Oak and other aspects of the project as we are able to move from fundraising to action. if you have anything you’d like to add to this page, please inform Nick or any member of the current committee.