'˜Delight' at approval for community shop
Villagers are '˜one step closer' to setting up a community shop for Fittleworth after a yes from planning officers last week.
Support for the project saw 30 comments on the application for the primarily volunteer-run store and refurbished playground near the village hall.
The next step will be to gain permission from the charity commission to use the land held in trust by the parish council.
Parish councillor Alision Welterveden, chairman of the Fittleworth Village Shop Commitee, said there was ‘a long road ahead’, but the team were ‘really excited’.
She said: “We’re absolutely delighted, it moves us one step closer to our planned opening at the start of next summer.
“It depends on how quickly we can raise the funds through fundraising and grant decisions, we’ll be doing fundraising events for the rest of this year and looking to start building hopefully early next year.
“We’d like to be up and open by July or August.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.