Here we are again in November and there’s a lot going on at The Courtyard. We’re running a Big Christmas Raffle, with prizes including a luxury hamper, an afternoon tea hamper, a Prosecco magnum and shop vouchers too. Look out for further details.

This year our Christmas Tasting, – our major Winter fund raising event, will take place on Saturday 7th December from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at The Courtyard. Come and join us for mince pies and mulled wine and try our new range of “Mud Pies” ready meals, as well as local Crondall rape seed oils and dressings and many other products. For one day only we are offering a 10% discount if you spend more than £50 on wine that day!

Simply tick Christmas off your list by ordering your turkey, ham, cheeses, fresh fruit and veg and your tree all on the 7th December – simples, job done! (You can of course do it before then). Christmas cards are in, so post early for Christmas – another job done ! Postmaster Rasik will be delighted to help you with this and with your banking too. Presents ordered online can be collected at the shop during shop opening hours, not just post office hours. Money spent in the shop at the same time helps to keep the shop and post office going.

Our new range of mini baskets with local produce make ideal presents, as do Posies from the Potting Shed at The Courtyard – and you can place orders too.

Now that many customers pay by card rather than cash, we lose the benefit of all those odd coppers in change going into our donations jar. It’s surprising how these mount up. So we’re giving away Coppers for The Courtyard money boxes for you to take home, in the hope that you’ll pop all those odd coppers into the jar and return it to the shop when full – after all, “every little helps”.

As you will see, the Great Ropley Christmas Card Delivery will take place again this year. The Committee voted to donate the funds raised towards our refurbishment, which is much appreciated.

Please help us to make this a really Bumper Christmas for the shop!

Our Christmas and New Year opening hours are detailed in BMRT. Please note we will close at 5pm not 5.30 pm from 27th December and through January. If you want to check other opening hours, please visit our website. Updates and news are on our Facebook page – details below.

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Hilary Lloyd