BBQ & Quiz Night
in support of Jordans Village Store Transformation Project
Saturday July 6
with food by The Jolly Cricketers of Seer Green
Saturday, July 6th, 6:30pm
Jordans Village Hall, Jordans, Buckinghamshire, UK HP9 2SY
£20 for BBQ & Quiz
BBQ by the Jolly Crickets pub in Seer Green!
Stockings Farm Sausages & Cricketers Burgers (or vegetarian option)
Tomato, Red Onion, Caper, Parsley & Black Olive Salad
Jacket Potatoes, Sour Cream & Chives
Strawberries & Double Cream
Refreshments & cash bar - featuring local ales! - throughout the evening
Wouldn't it be great to be able to display quality products and fresh produce?
...and have a better space for locals to meet and chat?
to better highlight the local bread and eggs?
General remarks from the Plunkett Foundation visit, 7/2012
The first impression of the shop is delightful and I thought I would be giving it full marks. However, in view of the rather low turnover in quite a large store in a prosperous area and in view of its recent loss-making year, the attention must switch to ways of improving sales, increasing average spend from undoubtedly loyal customers, and introducing new products, or new ways of presentation.
The shop could benefit from a visit from an expert to help with layout in the awkward shape (the pillars and the immovable deli counter) and there’s a need to get the customers to shop the whole shop, so we can arrange that visit hopefully (support application form being sent).
Promotion and marketing, signage and opening hours are all high-priority matters to be addressed by the committee and staff. Signage is virtually non-existent and there are obstacles to purchasing everyday items such as eggs and bread (a newcomer may not want to ask for these items, especially if the prices aren’t visible and the quality can’t be examined). Bake-off could prove very popular in this village and there’s plenty of room. Also, decent coffee with a proper machine – maybe a Barista-style machine – these are proving very popular in the village stores (note: this has been added!)
The ambience is very good as it is a light and airy, clean and very friendly store. However, the majority of stock is laid out as a convenience store and there are inexpensive ways of making it more fashionable and current. We've sent photos of an East Sussex village store (note: the photos above) that opened in 2012 which is right on-trend, with open front table, heaped local foods, local eggs, blackboard signage, baskets, refillable olive oil bottles etc. The balance can still be struck so that those on all budgets can find what they need (this shop is big enough for that).