A VILLAGE near Wallingford is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its award-winning community shop next week.

This Saturday, a decade on from residents helping fundraise £20,000 for community-run Ewelme Village Store to open, will mark the occasion with a bunting-lined party.

The store now has more than 300 shareholders, six daily managers, 25 volunteers and an annual turnover of about £150,000.

It has won many awards over the years, including Best Community Store in the South-East 2017 and is run by a management committee which has evolved over time and benefits from the experience of its varied membership.

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Villagers at the launch in 2009

A long-standing customer said: "Ewelme Village Store is a wonderful asset to the local community, a vital uniting element in the village without which residents and visitors would be much the poorer."

On May 4, the street in front of the shop will be closed and the bunting out with villagers 'asked to raise a glass to its continuing success'.