Accolade for the village shop

The Plunkett Foundation has shortlisted Barr Shop and Cafe for the 2017 Community Cooperative of the Year in Scotland Award. This a UK-wide award and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6 December 2017.

Latest:  Barr Shop was runner up!  Well done all.

The Plunkett Foundation’s aim is to improve rural lives together and combat rural isolation, and has recognised the value of the exceptional part played by the village shop.

Awards Finalist 2017

sheepy shopping ©Merlin Currie

© Merlin Currie

There is a separate website for the Barr shop which can be found here.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: Shop 9.00 – 14.00, 18.00 – 19.00
Monday – Friday: Post Office: 9.00 – 13.00.  Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Saturday: Shop 9.00 – 16.00, 18.00 – 19.00
Sunday: Shop 9.00 – 16.00

The nearest alternative Post Office Branches are Chalmers Arcade, Girvan, and 47 Main Street, Dailly.

 

Barr Community Shop In-store BakeryBilly's Barr - illiant pizza!

Billy’s Barr-illiant pizza.

Pizzas are available on Saturday – make sure you order in advance.

All pizzas are deliciously hand-made and baked in-store.

 

pizza poster

 

The Shop

The village shop in Barr aims to offer a range of staples, together with Post Office services, off-license & newspapers to local residents and visitors alike.

A small not-for-profit Ltd. company (the Barr Stores Steering Group) was set up in 2012 to oversee a rented shop on behalf of the community, supported by volunteers with the daily running under the management of Judy Brzezinka from Colmonell and local resident Libby Graham.

national lottery

“Our aim is to provide a friendly and helpful service – suggestions for improvements or services that would make the shop more useful to you personally are welcome. You can comment through the Store Facebook page

 Call on 861 221 for orders  -  collection in the shop or for delivery. (small charge applies)  

The Cafe

Barr Stores interiorCafé facilities are open 10.15am to 2pm Monday to Friday

10.15pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

Ayr Roads Cycling Club : Harry Fairbairn BMW

Ayr Roads Cycling Club / Harry Fairbairn BMW

Barr Sores Steering Group seeks volunteers – even if you can only spare an hour… 

Contact the shop 01465 861 221 if you are able to offer a little of your time. Thank you.

Barr Stores Steering Group have been funded & supported by the Hadyard Hill Community Fund since the Barr Stores set up in 2012 – Thank you.

Barr Community Council were delighted to contribute small grant funding towards the development and opening of the café section

In 2015 Barr Stores Steering Group were awarded funding from SAC’s Ambition fund which enabled the commission of a design feasibility study to report on the condition of the rented building with a view to purchase and regarding better use of space etc. Barr Community Council also contributed £500 small grant, at BSSG’s request, to extend the study to include the village pub.

July 2016 Barr Community Council  awarded £500 from the small grant fund, for Barr Stores to rent an EPOS bar code system for a year.

An earlier application to BCC small grants to fund a new freezer was found to be unnecessary as Community Councillor Tom Copeland kindly offered to source a second hand donation through his employers, the Co-op, which was delivered to the Store at the end of July, much appreciated by all.

Feb 2017 Barr Stores successfully pitched at the South Carrick Decides event at Girvan Academy for £860 in order to get broadband into the shop & cafe area and to create a social space for young people with a games console and age-appropriate games. 
Many many thanks to Logan, Connor, Margaret Hay and all the Hay family for their support. 

May 2017 Barr Community Council awarded Barr Stores Steering Group the funding to produce a promotional leaflet including new scheduled bus times while awaiting SACT/SPT bus timetable publication.

 

Shopping sheep © Merlin Currie

© Merlin Currie

BSSG would like to thank Hadyard Hill Community Fund for substantial grant-aid, not forgetting local fund-raising.

Hadyard Hill windfarm extension abandoned

Controversial wind turbines to the east and north of Barr will not be built

Accolade for the village shop — update

Barr Community Shop and Cafe’s contribution to improving rural lives

Barr Road Closure

30th Oct – 24th Nov
9.30 am – 3.30pm daily

Mobile Library Autumn timetable

Tuesdays ~ 26/09, 24/10, 21/11
1.30 – 3.30pm