Talking shop: Robert Ashton on a community venture
I recently visited a community-owned shop and café in Little Plumstead, on the day that it started trading. ‘The Walled Garden’ is a work in progress. A café and shop are already open where locals and visitors can enjoy coffee, cake and conversation. The business sits between a primary school and parish church; 300 new homes are being built in the grounds of the hall that once stood here.
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