To start up a community shop we based it on a community enterprise model to serve the population of Cockburnspath and Cove. The Key Objectives of Cockburnspath Community Enterprise Limited are:
Video: Share Offer
Introduction to Share Offer by Co-Chairs Richard Copland and Marion Lauder
It’s Your community’s shop! The shop will be community owned and community led. This is based on a community shareholder model.
If you are living the TD13 postcode, you will be invited to invest in the venture and to have a say about the running of the Community Shop by voting at general meetings. Shares will be offered at £10 per share, and all members will have one vote regardless of the number of shares they own. This is your chance to be involved in your local shop and make sure that it is run in the way that benefits the local community and meets their needs.
The business will only be as successful as the community makes it! So, the community is urged to invest in the shop by buying shares and shopping at the shop.
The best and most central location identified by both residents and Scottish Board Council for a temporary site for the Community Shop was at the end of the car park next to the village hall where services such as electricity, water and sewage are close by.
We approached the village hall for permission to use this area to locate a suitable building. The dimensions are determined to be the optimal size to carry the range of goods similar to Sandra and John's Shop - plus more, to fulfil the ongoing Covid requirements and disabled access and toilet.