Membership Share Application Form
(can be printed as two sheets)
October 2018
Siop Gymunedol
Community Shop
Cilcain Community Shop Logo

Current Shop and Café Opening Hours

Saturday PM
Shop & café
Shop & café
Shop & café
Shop & café
Shop & café
Shop & café
Shop only
Shop & café
08:30 to 13:00       Post Office 9:30 to 13:30
08:30 to 13:00
08:30 to 17:00       Post Office 9:30 to 13:30
08:30 to 17:00
08:30 to 19:00       << Open to 7pm
08:30 to 12:00
12:00 to 16:00       Community café 14:00 to 17:00
08:30 to 13:00

All national and local newspapers and many magazines can be ordered for collection from the shop. We are no longer taking uncollected orders to the White Horse. There is a limited supply of papers for those who have not pre-ordered - please place your order if you want to be sure of getting your preferred paper.

Walls Ice Cream Logo
Chilly Cow Logo

  Treat yourself to an Ice Cream!
Henllan Bread can now be ordered - delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. See the Henllan Bread range here. Some additional bread, rolls, cakes, pies and pasties are also available, but best to order to avoid disappointment.

We stock a range of pre-packed Williams of Denbigh meats, bacon, burgers, etc., and some cooked pasties and pies.
Thai Meals
We stock locally made chilled Thai Ready Meals. These popular meals sell out very quickly so grab yours mid-week for the weekend treat. Meals can be re-heated in the oven or microwave and a useful guide on each pack tells you how chilli hot each meal is.

We take contactless
and chip & PIN    

Contactless   Chip n PIN  

Shop & Café Now Open Mornings Every Day
and Afternoons Wednesday through Saturday

The shop is now open every day in the morning, afternoons on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - our café is closed when the Community Café is open on Saturday afternoons. On Mondays and Wednesdays the Post Office is open 9:30 to 13:30.

In addition to a wide variety of everyday products, over the last few weeks we have introduced more dairy products supplied via Blas ar Fwyd - most products are sourced locally including Edwards of Conway products, Llaeth Y Llan Yoghurts, Daioni Organic Milk, Patchwork Pâté, and Blas ar Fwyd's own brands, plus many more. Other recent additions include Chilly Cow Ice Cream, Celtic Honeysmith Honey (set and runny) and a good variety of greetings cards.

See the most recent newsletter here for more details.

Cilcain Village Hall
Community Shop Location
Following the closure of the only village shop in Cilcain in February, a group of volunteers got together to form a Steering Group to establish a Community Shop.

A ballot was held to find out what the community of Cilcain expected of any future shop. Most of the respondents indicated a desire to re-open a shop as soon as possible, and the majority of those expressing a preference wanted the shop to be in community owned premises.

After a few weeks of discussions, investigations, consultations and applications, the steering group is pleased to announce that the following have been achieved:
  • The residents of Cilcain have been consulted and a ballot was held, which identified that a majority wanted a shop in a community owned location

  • The Cilcain Community Council and Cilcain Village Hall Committee have both agreed that the Cilcain Community Shop can be located in the committee room of the village hall and have given their backing and assistance to the project

  • Post Office services are already being offered in this location on Monday morning and Wednesday morning thanks to the dedication of volunteers from the community

  • Newspaper sales were maintained after the original shop shut thanks to the help of the Pete and Chris in the White Horse Pub. From 16th April, newspapers are now transferred to the village hall as the first volunteer operated service from the shop.

  • Cilcain Community Shop Limited is now registered as a limited liability business with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefit Society (Registration Number:7755)

  • Cilcain Community Shop is now completing legal and banking set-up processes in preparation for fitting-out and opening the full shop - come back soon to see progress....

Community Benefit Societies

A community Benefit Society is a limited company structure registered and controlled by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The society is owned by multiple shareholders on the basis of one-member one-vote, irrespective of the number of shares held. It is similar to a Co-operative Society, except that it must benefit the community as a whole rather than its shareholders.

A Community Benefit Society is governed according to its Rules which are similar to the Articles of other types of company. Applications to the FCA are usually made via a Sponsor using 'Model Rules' designed by the sponsoring organisation and agreed with the FCA.

Cilcain Community Shop Limited is a registered Community Benefit Society (Number: 7755) using Model Rules and Sponsorship from the Plunkett Foundation who promote and support community owned enterprises.

Cilcain Community Shop Limited Rules can be viewed by selecting the links below.


Cilcain Community Shop Limited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice

Cilcain Community Shop Limited, Membership Share Application Form - Please fill in both pages and staple together

Cilcain Community Shop Limited, Registration Document including Society Rules

View the Registration on the FCA Mutuals Public Register
Note that the registration document can be viewed free above!

Cilcain Community Shop Limited Business Plan April 2018

Current members of the Management Committee of Cilcain Community Shop Limited

Analysis of a questionnaire about the community of Cilcain (184 respondents)

Newsletter 9th Feb 2018 - about the Steering Group

Newsletter 16th Feb 2018 - about the Shop Ballot

Outcome of Ballot 8th March 2018

Newsletter 27th March 2018 - formation of the Community Benefit Society

Newsletter 29th May 2018 - News and Share Sale Announcement

Newsletter 26th September 2018 - Update of shop progress

Transfer of Post Office to Village Hall

Transfer of Newspapers to Village Hall 16th April 2018


Cilcain Community Shop Limited
The Village Hall
The Square
Flintshire CH7 5NN

Telephone: 01352-741-354


Copyright © Cilcain Community Shop Limited, 2018