Membership Share Application Form
(can be printed as two sheets)
Winter 2020
Siop Gymunedol
Community Shop
Cilcain Community Shop Logo

Shop and Café Opening Hours

Saturday PM
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Shop only
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08:00 to 13:00       Post Office 9:30 to 13:30
08:00 to 13:00
08:00 to 17:00       Post Office 9:30 to 13:30
08:00 to 17:00
08:00 to 17:00
08:30 to 12:00
12:00 to 17:00       Community café 14:00 to 17:00
08:30 to 13:00

Please note that our café closes half an hour before the shop closes

All national and local newspapers and many magazines can be ordered for collection from the shop. 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.

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 JH Jones 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
  on purchases from £1
Contactless Chip n PIN    
Walls Ice Cream Logo

  Treat yourself to an Ice Cream
Chilly Cow Logo

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

Five * food rating
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, we have a seasonally adjusted range of dairy products supplied via Blas ar Fwyd - most products are sourced locally including Edwards of Conway products, Llaeth Y Llan Yoghurts, Organic Milk, Patchwork Pâté, and Blas ar Fwyd's own brands, plus many more. Other products available include a variety of competitively priced beers (many local) and wines (not local yet!) Chilly Cow Ice Cream, local honey (set and runny) and a good variety of gifts and greetings cards.

See the most recent newsletter for more details.

Cilcain Community Shop
Following the closure of the only village shop in Cilcain in February 2018, a group of volunteers got together to form a Steering Group to establish a Community Shop.

A ballot was held in March 2018 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 became the Cilcain Community Shop Management Committee and the following occurred:
  • The residents of Cilcain were 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 both agreed that the Cilcain Community Shop should be located in the former committee room of the village hall and gave their backing and assistance to the project

  • Cilcain Community Shop Limited was registered as a limited liability business with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefit Society (Registration Number:7755) in March 2018

  • Post Office services are provided in the shop on Monday morning and Wednesday morning - this service was maintained thanks to the dedication of volunteers from the community during the transition from the old shop to the community shop

  • Newspaper sales were maintained after the original shop shut thanks to the help of the Pete and Chris in the White Horse Pub. A growing range of daily newspapers and magazines are now offered in the shop

  • Cilcain Community Shop opened for business on the 16th June 2018 and has gone from strength to strength, increasing its range and opening times during 2018, and we employ a part-time Manager and a part-time Assistant Manager

  • In January 2019 the shop became licensed for off-premises alcohol sales and now offers a range of realistically priced, quality beers and wines

  • All of this is thanks to the contributions and support of members of the Cilcain community. Without our team of wonderful Volunteers we could not have achieved this. If you would like to be part of our team please pop in, call or email (details below) - we can never have enough volunteers!

  • Cilcain Community Shop is very grateful to have received financial support from the residents of Cilcain, Cilcain Community Council, Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, and the Prince's Countryside Fund
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 Society documents on the FCA website FCA Mutuals Public Register
Select the Documents tab to see Registration and other documents - now free

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

Newsletter Feb 2019 - Appointment of Assistant Manager and progress


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

Telephone: 01352-741-354


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