A Brief History
How Tibberton Shop was established
When the last shop in Tibberton finally closed in 2010, a small group of people organised meeting to look at the possibility of opening a shop run by the community, for the community.
Over the next year, a steering group was able to find land and suitable premises, and once finance and legal issues were dealt with, and volunteers were recruited and trained, the shop opened in December 2011.
As a non-profit making project, any operating surplus is fed back into the local community and has given grants to a wide range of local groups.
As well as essentials such as bread, milk and storecupboard items, we also stock a range of preserves, chutneys, pickles, locally produced honey, craft beers and wines, stationery, greetings cards, cakes and biscuits.
We have a small lending library of books and puzzles, as well as logs and bird food as the seasons dictate.
The pictures in this link show more of what we stock but the best way to find out what we have is to come and pay us a visit..!
The QAVS Award
The MBE for volunteers
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Services created in 2002 and is awarded to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.
The shop was one of six awards given to groups within Shropshire, and Jo Ford (the then committee chairman) and Sylvia Talbot (one of our longest serving volunteers) represented the shop at the official presentation at Buckingham Palace. Many members were able to attend a local presentation at Goldstone Hall at a later date, where the awards were presented by Shropshire's Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Edmund Thewles, prior to his retirement. You can see more pictures on our Galleries page.
In 2013, Paul Ray made a short documentary called "Community Matters" about the process involved in setting up our shop. You can watch the video here by clicking on the play symbol - to pause the video, click on it while it is playing.