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Village postie to open new-look community shop in Brent Knoll

BRENT Knoll’s community-owned shop is relocating to a Portakabin in the village car park because its former premises in Brent Street have been sold.

And village postman Tim Dean is set to officially open the new-look store on Saturday at 10.30am.

More than 130 villagers are shareholders of the shop which was set up shortly after the first Covid lockdown.

The shop’s secretary, David Sturgess, said: “Tim is a celebrity in our village – he has opened our village fete, and he has demonstrated his musical skills at many of our events.

“We have had a superb response from our community when we had to move our operations from the former village shop to a new Portakabin in the village car-park.

“That required a team of villagers to transport the huge refrigerators and freezer to the new location.

“Now we are ready to welcome customers to our new location, and Tim was the unanimous choice of who should open our new shop.”

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