As you would expect, a community-owned shop and café is staffed by volunteers as well as our paid manager Liam and cafe supervisor Nicky. Volunteering in our shop or café is a really good way to meet new people and make new friends, as well as to contribute to your community. 

We also need people with a keen interest in gardening to help restore and maintain our walled garden. You can join our Friends of the Walled Garden group.

No experience is necessary, and even if you can only spare a few hours a week, your contribution will help to provide a much needed community service.

If you’d like to volunteer in the shop, café or garden we’d love to hear from you. Please drop in any time during our opening hours, or email us to let us know how you’d like to be involved:

Right now our Steering Group is forging links with businesses that can supply our shop with all the things we think you’d like to buy. Do you have business skills or contacts that could be useful? If so, please get in touch by emailing us on