For most villages a community shop is a vital service; it is a meeting place, communication centre and an important lynchpin of village life. Much of the appeal of our village rests on its sense of community. It is the reason many people have moved here and remain here. The presence of a community shop would, we feel, greatly enhance that community spirit.

This questionnaire is the first step. We need to know your views on what might be provided and what would receive your support. Please be as honest and realistic as possible in your answers!

Your response will be treated in confidence. It is entirely anonymous, unless you wish to add your name at the end.

The results (along with those collected via hard copies) will be presented to a public meeting when the proposal can be discussed further.

We would also like to hear from you if you feel you could help in any way with the running of the Community Shop. There will be a wide range of tasks to be done from the initial setting up of the project to managing the enterprise and being involved in the day to day practical operation. 

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* 1. Please indicate how important you think it is to have a community shop in Hollingbourne.

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* 2. If a new village community shop was opened in Hollingbourne, how often would you or any member of your household use it?

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* 3. In terms of what a village shop might offer, please rate how likely you would be to use the below services, where 1 is 'not at all likely' and 5 is 'highly likely'.

  Not at all Likely Very Likely
Sales of basic foods (bread, milk etc)
Sales of newspapers
Parcel Delivery/Collection
Local Produce

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* 4. Which of these times at the WEEKEND would you be likely to want to use the community shop? Please tick all that apply.

  08.00am-12.00am 12.00pm-16.00pm 16.00pm-19.00pm

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* 5. Which of these times between MONDAY TO FRIDAY would you be likely to want to use the community shop? Please tick all that apply

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* 6. Are there any other products or services not listed above you would like to see on offer?

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* 7. How far do you currently travel to do your:

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* 8. Would you or anyone in your household be interested in helping a community shop project in any way by:

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* 9. If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, or if you would like us to contact you, please provide your name, address, phone number and email address (if you have one)



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