Fontmell Locals To Launch Campaign To Secure Future Of Their Village Shop

Fontmell Magna villagers are planning a community share issue to raise funds so they can buy the freehold of their village shop building.

Dick Stainer of the Fontmell Magna Community Land Trust says community ownership would help to ensure that the vital service is retained – if the shop’s current operators’ circumstances change.

Fontmell Magna Village Shop

Bedchester resident Pen Hadow first suggested a community purchase in 2018, when he feared that the shop building could be turned into a residential property. Pen tells Alfred how the closure of this village store would impact on elderly residents and affect property prices across the parish.