The Shop Association

The shop is managed and run by 30+ local volunteers “by the village, for the village“, provides paid work experience to local students at weekends and was, in 2010, the very first recipient of the annual Dorset People’s Project Award.

It is formally run as “The Friends of Briantpuddle Village Shop and Post Office Association Limited” under Rules guided by the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts (1965 -1978) :

Association Rules

The Management Committee’s financial aim each year is to do no more than cover the true costs of operating and maintaining our shop, this and our voluntary input means that prices compare favourably with other village shops.