This is the website of the community Shop and Post Office for the village of Creaton
and the surrounding communities in north-west Northamptonshire.
Creaton Village Shop and Post Office opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Sat & Sun: 8.00am - 12 noon
Our Post Office counter services are available whenever the shop is open!
** Job Vacancy - Assistant Manager **
We have a vacancy for a part-time member of staff to join our small team. The job entails serving our post office customers, supporting our volunteers at the shop counter and managing the shop whilst on duty. Previous post office and retail experience would be an advantage, but in-house training will be available. The successful candidate will be numerate, have an eye for detail and will have a cheerful disposition.
Hours worked will be between 20 to 30 in half day shifts, with flexibility to cover for absent colleagues. Must be prepared to work 1 in 3 weekends.
To apply or seek further information, please contact email@example.com
Wine Tasting - Wed 13th November
Following last year’s successful wine tasting, Drays of Rugby return for the evening of Wednesday 13th November. They will be bringing some new wines for us to taste and order for Christmas, with discounts available on all orders placed on the night. Tasting will start at 6:30pm and is open to everyone.
Christmas Gifts & Hampers
Christmas is coming fast and last year’s hampers proved very popular as a unique gift. This year we have gone one stage further and you can make up your own hamper of Creaton Village Shop products, by choosing what goes in them. We shall have baskets available and can help you work out what you can fit in. Talk to the staff about what we have available.
In addition we've got a wide range of gifts including bags of preserves, selection boxes of biscuits and chocolates, panettone, selection of teas, Christmas cake, puddings and of course, mince pies!
Focus on Local - Joseph Morris Butchers
The business was established between the two world wars by Joseph Morris, the present proprietor’s father, in 1930 and is now in its third generation.
Animal welfare is a priority for Joseph Morris. All livestock is sourced from local farms, a practice that not only supports the local farming community but also ensures uniformity of quality. Travelling distances being short, stress for the animals is minimised.
Awareness of customer requirements sees Joseph Morris continually upgrading the service that they provide. Most recently they have opened a kitchen where they make their own pork pies, sausage rolls, patés & haslet. These new lines complement their established range of home-cooked hams, roast pork.
Focus on Local - Punjaban Curry Sauces
Punjaban is a family-run business based in Moulton Park, Northampton. Owner Charanjit Sapal (known as Charlie) is extremely passionate about getting the sauces right; she bases them on the traditional recipes she uses at home, and the sauces are free from all artificial ingredients and are gluten free.
Heading abroad? Get your travel currency before you leave from our Post Office. We hold €€ Euros €€ and $$ US Dollars $$ on-site and all other currencies can be ordered and available within 48hours!
Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2019
We've been nominated! For more details, click here
Focus on Local - Neneview Dairy cheeses
Neneview Dairy currently produces 11 different varieties of hard goat cheese. All of the milk comes from their own “trip” of goats and is made on-site at Redlands Farm, Stanwick. From time to time they produce seasonal cheeses to add to the varieties and they are always looking for new ones to add to their range. We now stocks four varieties:
COBBLERS CHOICE: A close textured, full bodied cheese in the style of "Cheddar". It has a vintage cream colour, and crumbles in the mouth. It is matured for a minimum of 150 days.
TOGGLERS: Vanilla white in colour, mild and mellow in taste with a satin appearance and creamy semi-hard texture. Matured for a minimum of 30 days.
HOBNAIL: A moist, hard cheese with blue/black veining which develops upon exposure to air. It has the distinctive "blue" cheese flavour with a hint of goat. Matured for a minimum of 60 days.
STANWICK BLUE: A rich, semi-soft blue veined cheese with a warm amber glow. The veining develops on exposure to air and it has a strong "blue cheese" flavour. It is matured for at least 60 days.
Did you know that if you are unwell or too infirm to get to the shop, we can bring your shopping to you? You can phone the shop during opening hours on 01604 328877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The shop is unable to take payments over the phone or online, so please have cash or a cheque ready.
We're now stocking these fabulous freshly baked quiches and muffins from yet another local supplier - The Old Parlour of Chapel Brampton. So tasty, you'll be eating them before you've left the shop!
Your Shop Needs You!
Our Community Shop is staffed largely by a willing team of volunteers, but we're always on the lookout for more support. You can choose the days and times to suit, so if you have a few hours to spare please click here for more details.
The latest edition of the newsletter is available by clicking here.
Let us do your Dry Cleaning for you!
We offer an extensive Dry Cleaning service, including suits and shirts, dresses and gowns, duvets and sheets, curtains and service washes. Just bring your items to the shop and we’ll price them up and confirm a collection date.
Heat up and Eat up!
Creaton Village Shop is run by Creaton Community Benefit Society Limited, keeping the shop and Post Office in the heart of the community.
Creaton Community Benefit Society is pleased to be supported by the National Lottery, by the LEADER Programme for North & West Northamptonshire and by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation.