BECOME A SHAREHOLDER
Join your friends and neighbours by becoming a member and part owner of Cheriton Fitzpaine Community Shop from just £20.
As Cheriton Fitzpaine Community Shop is a business that is run by the community for the community, the success of the shop will rely on support from people like you, who live and work in Cheriton Fitzpaine and surrounding villages.
The more people who become involved, the more chance the shop has of thriving, so join today by downloading and completing the membership application form and returning it to us at the shop.
If you have any questions, we have a comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and our Business Plan is available for downloading, but if you have any additional queries about the shop, please contact us at any time.
What are Community Shares?
Community shares are what you will get in return for investing in and becoming a member of Cheriton Fitzpaine Community Shop. They are an ideal way for communities to invest in enterprises serving a community purpose.
The sale of community shares in Cheriton Fitzpaine Community Shop Ltd, a Community Benefit Society, was launched on Saturday 28 October 2017. The opportunity to buy shares allows local people and organisations to contribute financially to our new community shop in Cheriton Fitzpaine, in the expectation of receiving a social dividend rather than a financial return. This social dividend will mean different things to different people, but may include:
Having a shop in the village to get daily staples – milk, bread, newspapers, and so much more.
Reintroducing a ‘community hub’ where people can meet, make friends and exchange information.
Getting people out and about, walking around the village and bumping into friends and neighbours.
Ensuring good quality produce is available in the village, supporting local producers and reducing food miles.
Reducing car journeys to supermarkets and other shops.
Making the area a more desirable place to live.
Each shareholder has one vote no matter how large or small their investment. As a shareholder you will have the opportunity to have a say in how the shop is run. You will be able to vote at members meetings and stand for election to the management committee if you wish to become more involved.
The application form, our business plan and society rules as well as a comprehensive set of FAQs asked by people like you: