Our village shop has had a long history and is now a community asset owned by the North Nibley Village Shop Association Limited, with shares vested in villagers, for the benefit of the village.
After a short closure following years of being run as a community shop and then occupation by tenants, the shop benefitted from a major refurbishment involving many hundreds of volunteer hours, much effort from local businesses, and great generosity from individuals and organisations. It re-opened on 24th October 2019, trading as the North Nibley Community Hub.
The focus now is on providing a meeting place and service for the community. As such The Hub incorporates a coffee shop run by Tarragon and a volunteer-run shop selling daily essentials and as an information point and internet café. We have fibre broadband with free wifi and a laptop available for use by those that need it.
Thursday to Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
We offer locally sourced milk and eggs, plus Walkers Bread and Cam Butchers meat products. We are constantly expanding the selection of goods we offer in line with the requirements and requests of the community, but visitors can expect to find sweets, drinks, pet and bird food, packets and tins, cleaning products and toiletries as well as a good range of fresh and frozen products. There is a popular and frequently refreshed selection of second-hand books. We stock the well-regarded Wotton Times and keep copies of the latest edition of the Nibley monthly newsletter – On The Edge.
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T & Cakes provides a warm and welcoming environment to meet friends for a catch up, or just come in on your own and chat to someone new! Tarragon offers a range of high quality coffees and teas, with non-dairy alternatives to milk, if required, and always has at least one gluten-free cake available. She has recently added delicious homemade sausage rolls to her repertoire and these are going down a storm. Cream teas or cheese scones are on offer on Saturdays and Sundays.
The walls of the coffee shop exhibit a different local artist each month, for sale or just enjoyment while relaxing, and the shop sells greetings cards and small prints of local scenes by Nibley Artist Claire Failes.
Knit & Natter - after our first convivial get together to knit for www.knitasquare.com, we hope to make this a regular event. The next date will be Sunday 15th March from 10.30 to 11.30. All abilities welcome.
Currently displaying on our walls, Jess Potts has more than one string to her bow and we were delighted that she agreed to run the calligraphy workshop for us on 15 March. This sold out within 2 days of announcing it on Facebook and Instagram, so 2 further dates - 22 and 29 March - have been added. These will be popular events with numbers limited, so booking asap is essential to ensure your place. Jess will be already showing her artwork in the Hub when she runs her workshops. The wide range of media she uses shows what a talented and versatile artist she is. Come in and take a look.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and announcements on further events, artists and workshops.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – we will be part of the Severn Vale Art Trail from 1 to 3 May, showing work from the extremely popular Lyd’s Paintshop. Lydia’s work flew off our walls when she exhibited at The Hub last year so this will be a very welcome return.
We sell tickets for local events at the Village Hall and other Nibley venues as well as noticeboards to advertise events, services and community information.
We have a stand for local traders to display their visiting cards. Find a local contractor or service right here. Or just ask the Nibley villager behind the counter – if he/she doesn’t know the answer to your query, the chances are they will know someone who does!