Your new local shop, and a delightful place to visit
Our new community shop stocks all the essentials you need, as well as local specialties and artisanal favorites from nearby growers. Our manager Nicky and supervisors Annette and Stephanie look forward to welcoming you.
The café features a range of delicious cakes, snacks and drinks, including barista coffee. Enjoy this in the building or on our expansive terrace, both of which overlook the garden.
After extensive restoration, the Victorian walled garden is in the early stages of planting. It already hosts a variety of heritage fruit trees and interesting features, and is a peaceful and attractive place to visit. We plan to host occasions and events in the garden.
Community Benefit Society
We’re a community benefit society, a form of cooperative. All money raised by the business goes back into the business, for the benefit of everyone in the community. You can become a member, and we would encourage you to find out more about this on your visit, or apply on our website.
Meet Our Management Committee
Plumstead lost its local shop in 2016, which prompted some local people to look into the possibility of building a community-run shop and café. In partnership with the Little Plumstead Hospital, a management commitee was formed, and soon got to work raising money. After several years of hard work, the café and shop opened its doors in the summer of 2020.
- Andy Carty - Chair
- Adrian Nagle - Project Manager
- Debbie Tomkins - Treasurer
- Vic Tomkins - Company Secretary
- Louise Amond - Friends of the Walled Garden
- Vicki Malcolm - Communications and Marketing
- Bronwen Barnes - Retail and Recruitment
- Kelly Hall - Volunteer Coordinator
The Plumstead Community Shop Limited is a Community Benefit Society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
Registration Number: 7642
Registered office: 10 Highefield, Little Plumstead, Norwich, NR13 5JA
Company number RS007642