OK, it’s not the big bang the ConDem’s might have wanted to show the essential soundness of their idea, but it’s a start. Little acorns and all that.
The Post Office had closed in Draughton, Yorkshire. The Post Office which sold basic food stuffs and newspapers as well.
The phone box outside was vandalised. BT offered to sell it to the Parish council for £1 rather than get it working again.
Lo! Lewis Cooke who runs a newsagent in nearby Skipton, is now delivering food and newspapers to the phone kiosk.
The “store” in Draughton, near Skipton, North Yorkshire, has been up and running for two weeks and is operated according to the “honesty box” principle, with residents leaving payment for any goods they take.
The kiosk has been adapted to include a shelf to hold newspapers and groceries such as jam, milk, tea bags, sandwiches, butter, cheese and biscuits.
Titter Ye Not. Marks and Spencer started on a market stall.
Well, it had to start somewhere and I just thought you’d be interested to see the first green shoots….No?