Effingham’s temporary Community Store opens on 19 May, run by local volunteers under the auspices of Effingham with Little Bookham Parish PCC, selling a range of food and essential household items. It will operate out of Layla’s Café on The Street, by the kind permission of the café owners, and with help and support from the neighbouring shop-keepers and other local organisations.

The Store will be open 10am – 2pm , Monday – Saturday, until the Village Supermarket is able to reopen.

At an Extraordinary Meeting of Effingham Parish Council, held online on Thursday 14 May, parish councillors agreed a request to provide £5,000 start-up funding for the Community Store, to pay for the initial stock and equipment needed. A grant of £5,000 has also been awarded to the project by Guildford Borough Council, providing the £10,000 start-up funding needed. For more details of the Parish Council’s decision, click here.

The latest Bulletin from the Roundabout Effingham*  team is now available:

Bulletin 17th May, and includes updates on:

  • The Community Store
  • Local Garden Centres re-opened
  • Help available from the local volunteer ‘Community Coronavirus Care’ group


*  ‘Roundabout Effingham’ is a community magazine published by a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, and funded by advertising from local businesses. The Parish Council is making the magazine and the Bulletins available on this website for community information during this time of the coronavirus emergency.