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Darley Village Shop / Post Office / Café!
Station Rd, Darley  HG3 2PW
Tel: 01423 781396

Open every day - including Post Office
Monday to Friday   8.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.
Saturdays 9.00a.m. to 5.30p.m.
Sundays 10.00a.m. to 4.00p.m.


8 August 2016   Shop OPEN


Call in to the new Darley Café and Shop
Open 8a.m. to 7p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 - 5 on Saturdays, 10-4 on Sundays
Post Office will open 31 October 2016
Part-time staff needed - Call in and talk to Mark if you are interested


July 2016
Coffee Morning at CCCC on Saturday 9 July
The shopkeeper will have a pop-up shop with vegetables and bread and you can find pit more about the proposed opening in August.

April 2016
Drop-in morning on Saturday 2nd April 2016 10.30a.m. - noon at Christ Church Community Centre 

Updates on the current situation were given, and the prospective shopkeeper was there to talk to residents and show some of the food he will be stocking.
Find out how you can help to make it a reality. Check contact details in the Newsletter mentioned below.
Click here to download the latest copy of the FoD Newsletter which gives you fuller information 

February 2016
It’s becoming more of a reality!  We have found someone to take on running the shop and are in lease negotiations.  We have also had a survey completed by the Post Office to work out what is needed and where the necessary equipment will go at the pavilion.  Our planning application is in with Harrogate Borough Council to change the pavilion to dual use.  And the DPFA has secured funding to fix the roof!  Our scheduled opening date is 1st June.  But there is a lot to do before then, including raising much needed funds to equip the shop and cafe.
So, we need your help:

  1. if you indicated on the survey that you would be able to help with donating or loaning money to equip the shop/cafe, you will be getting a letter soon.  If you missed the opportunity to fill in the survey and want to help with a donation or loan, do get in touch with Helen Flynn using the details below.

  2. Look out for a fundraising event at the Wellington planned for March/April.  And do come if you can.  We are hoping to have an auction of promises for part of the evening.  Get in touch with Katie Reynolds-Jones (kreynoldsjones@gmail.com;  Tel: 781341) if you have something to auction—could be doing a week’s ironing, baking a cake, or renting out Necker Island for a week—-if you’re Richard Branson………!

  3. Facebookers—keep in touch with us at the dedicated page “Darley Shop, PO and Cafe” (anyone is able to join) and let us know if you can help in any way.  Nearer the time of opening we will need people to help with decorating, putting up shelves, and a whole host of tasks  Do you have skills that the shop needs?  Let us know!

  4. If you have skills in applying for grants—let us know.


    As ever, watch this space, and if you think you can help in any way with the scheme, do get in touch with Helen Flynn at helenflynn@me.com; Carr Farm, Low Lane, Darley HG3 2QN; or at 07789 173011.

30th October 2015
Request for Expression of Interest (REI)

The Trustees of Darley Playing Fields Association are seeking to hear from people or organisations who would like to receive information about the opportunity of running a village shop, post office and café on a commercial basis in Darley.
Deadline is 15th November 2015
All requests to Helen Flynn    helenflynn@me.com
Click here to download the full Expression of Interest document


 20 September 2015

In January 2015, Darley Village Stores and Post Office was closed. Unfortunately there is no prospect of it re-opening in its previous location. The Parish Council worked with Post Office Limited to move towards setting up an Outreach Postal Service for 2 x 2 hours per week in Christ Church Community Centre, but at that time there was no enthusiasm for looking at replacing the Village Store.

Since June 2015, a group have been meeting to investigate possibilities for establishing some sort of Community Shop and Post Office in Darley. The Outreach Service has been put on hold while this is undertaken, as it would be preferable to have a full post office within a shop.

This section of the website will display regular updates on the progress of the investigations and will also hold relevant documents that can be downloaded. 

Parish Clerk,  20 September 2015