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January 2021 – New Year Updates

We are back open for weekly orders with our online shop open 8am Friday to 8am Wednesday. Both delivery and collections are currently still available on the Friday each week.

Take Part in our Eco Re-Fills Trial

Promoting sustainability is a big part of our ethical values and we are well aware of the pressing need to reduce single use-plastic for the future of our planet. We already encourage our suppliers to consider their packaging materials, do what we can to minimize waste, and welcome you returning your empty Overton Farm egg boxes and the card wrappers from any of our Magpie and Jay Cards for the suppliers to re-use.

We are though keen to be able to do more, so with this in mind we need your help in trialling our ability to offer a re-fills option on some of the products we stock, starting with Bio D washing-up liquid. So please do get involved by collecting your empty 750ml Bio D bottles and returning them to us so we can get them filled back up for the next customers orders. Feel free to hand them to a driver when you receive your next delivery – as “goop”-free (cleaned) as you can do it!

Please note it is unlikely that your original bottles will be returned back to you when you order your Bio D with us as a re-fillable.

Extra Volunteers Needed for Thursday Afternoons and Friday Mornings

As a non-profit we rely on the amazing efforts and support of our volunteers to help us operate with our weekly ordering service.

With the current COVID lockdown restrictions in place supporting local with our delivery/collection service of weekly online orders is an essential part of the services that we provide.

So if you (or someone you know) live in or around Stroud and could be interested in joining our awesome team of packers, either helping manager Grace at The Trinity Rooms on Thursday afternoons, or packing orders on Friday mornings, please email our manager Grace at manager@stroudco.org.uk find out more and get involved.

All shares within your local networks would also be much appreciated!

Share Your Views

We are currently evaluating our current list of suppliers and produce and would like to hear from you on what products and produce you would like for us to possibly stock that we do not already cater for.

Send your views to: https://forms.gle/Z9MhNPa3CXYKZCVeA and we will collate the responses we receive and publish the results for further input.

Please note that there is no guarantee that your suggestions will be added, our aim is to find out what gaps there are in what we already provide and assess if we can include any popular suggestions.

Reminder of COVID Safety Measures For Collections

We are keen to remind customers that for those who choose to collect your orders from our Trinity Rooms Hub, rather than select our delivery option, that we have a strict COVID policy in place that is vital to be followed.

Please arrive between 12.15-12.45 (unless you have been contacted separately with a 5 minute slot) to collect your order from the door of the porch, up the steps, keeping to the LEFT hand side of the Trinity Rooms while facing the building. This is important to follow so that the right side remains free for our deliveries and drivers.

Please also remember to queue safely distanced (with a minimum of 2 meters please) whilst wearing a mask when you are making your collection and returning any empty Stroudco boxes and bags from previous orders. You will NOT need to enter the hall to collect your order. There is parking on the nearby streets for those who need it.

The regulations we have in place are for your safety as well as our own and we implore you to follow them correctly and sensibly. We thank you for helping us all stay safe by abiding by these essential COVID guidelines that are key to us being able to offer collections as a part of our services.

Please check out our social media pages for updates. We love hearing from you on social media so please tag us in your comments, tweets, posts, pics, & shares, including #stroudco to help spread the word of what we do.

We also welcome any feedback you may like to share and hope you will continue to shop with us in future weeks! A final BIG Thank You from all of us on the Stroudco Team for being such a vital part of our community and supporting what we do.

For help with a particular issue or query please email manager@stroudco.co.uk

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