|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-12.30pm ; 1.30pm-6.00pm
Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: 8.00am-12 noon
Our Post Office counter services are available whenever the shop is open!
Social Distancing Update
While the Government have said social distancing can be reduced to one metre, we have decided to continue to observe the 2 metres rule for practical reasons and because there is no pressing need to relax this at the current moment. This also means we will continue to allow only 2 customers in the shop at any one time.
Thank you for your understanding, support and for continuing to observe the 2 metres separation and for ensuring everyone visiting or working in the shop does the same.
Your safety is our most important consideration.
Have you caught the aroma of our new locally-sourced, freshly-roasted coffee? We think it's incredible but don't take our word for it; give the bag a gentle squeeze to find out for yourself!
Let's face it, the good weather has been the best feature of the past few months so if you're ready to fire up a BBQ, we can help you out!
We've got a range of sausages and meats, together with 'one-touch' instant BBQs as well as lumpwood charcoal if you prefer to use your own fire pits etc.
Packing for a picnic or looking for a light lunch?
Look no further - we've got a tasty range of cheeses, pâtés, dips and sides together with a wide range of crackers including sourdough, crispbreads and oatcakes.
I scream for Ice Cream!
With the weather warming up, you might need cooling down a little. We've got a great range of locally-made ice cream tubs from Gallone's and I'm Real, with fantastic flavours such as Malt Teaser, Old English Toffee, Bourbon Vanilla and Coffee and Roasted Walnut.
If you just fancy an individual treat, then we've got a refreshing range of lollies, Magnums and Cornettos!
Take a guided tour inside the store...!
Focus on Local – “Freeze” by Sally Fell
Sally is one of regular volunteers in the shop, but since November she has also been providing us with a delicious range of frozen dishes. Each one is prepared by Sally in her kitchen in Hollowell, using locally sourced ingredients with no added preservatives.
She’s far more than just a handy cook though… In the 1980’s she was Head Chef at Althorp House, and followed that by being appointed Head Chef at Northampton Saints RFC. In 1994 Sally and her husband Jerry launched the Austin-Fell partnership, an outside catering business that is still going strong today.
We stock a variety of Sally’s dishes, including
* Cottage Pie * Steak & Kidney Pie * Moroccan Lamb * Vegetable Wellington * Chicken & asparagus pie * Lasagne * Vegetable Lasagne * Pork & Cider pie
Sally is very happy to receive feedback, so do let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for other dishes!
*** Our latest newsletter is HERE ***
Updated Opening Hours & Social Distancing
From Monday April 6th, in order for the shop to operate effectively within the constraints brought about by the COVID-19 virus, we are changing the opening hours of Creaton Village Shop & Post Office. We shall also be reinforcing, and where necessary, amending restrictions that are already in place.
The new opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
As usual, the Post Office will be open during the same hours as the shop
Entry to the shop is restricted to a maximum of 2 customers at any one time, one at the till and one picking stock items. Please be mindful of the other customer and the members of staff and keep a minimum of 2 metres apart.
Outside, please remember to keep 2 metres apart in the queue in the central path to the shop door. To manage the queue, there may be times when one of our volunteers requests you to wait until invited in.
Our customers are very understanding about the inconvenience of the changes implemented so far and we aim to continue to provide a high-level of service to our community. We would like you to help us with this continuity, and keep yourself safe, by taking the following precautions:
If you feel unwell or display any symptoms of Covid-19 or any other contagious disease, do not visit the shop. Use our delivery service instead (see below)
Wash your hands before and after visiting the shop
Ensure you observe the social distancing rule of keeping 2 metres apart from any other person including:
entering the shop
when attempting to pass people in the shop
exiting the shop
turning right on leaving the shop to avoid passing customers waiting in the queue
Do not spend any longer than necessary in the shop, particularly when there is a queue outside
Ask a volunteer (keeping 2 metres apart) for assistance if you are unsure where to find what you want
Pay by card not cash
If you are unwell, or having difficulty getting to the shop, please use our home delivery service. Ring 07789 828423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order, however small.
We've increased our range of gluten-free products (including Dove's Gluten Free flour!), in response to requests from our customers. Here's a selection below, but let us know if you think there's anything else we should stock!
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.
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.
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.
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, the Prince's Countryside Fund and by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation.