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January 2018

The Community Shop Allotment

Gardeners Wanted!   The shop has an allotment which needs volunteer gardeners. As the winter weather recedes we will need to clear the decks for spring planting to give us fresh produce later in the year, so if you think you can give it a bit of your time (great exercise is gardening!) just sign [...]

October 2017


Good People of Norton, Thurlton and Thorpe. Thurlton Community Shop invites you to a wine tasting by Adnam's of Southwold. Saturday 4th November between 1pm and 4pm. Come and taste fine wines with no obligation to buy (Though you can if you want!)

September 2017

Winter is coming!

The nights are drawing in. Make sure your chimney has been swept and you have a stock of sticks and fuel for the cold seasons to come. We have sticks, firelighters, coal and logs waiting for you!

July 2017

Jimmy’s Party

The village celebrates together each Summer at Jimmy's Garden Party. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Methodist Chapel in Norton Subcourse. Come on down on Friday evening, next week, for live music and BBQ and interesting local stalls.

Adnams Tasting Afternoon

June 2017


Well, it's Summer time and the living is steamy! What seems like weeks of hot dry weather has left the gardens of Thurlton a tiny bit arid. However, the new chiller and freezer in the shop are stuffed with cooling drinks and ice-creams! We are even trying to keep salad items for the cold meat [...]

January 2017

January 2017

We are entering our second year of business as the Community Store for Thurlton. We have formed a CIC, we have a board of directors and an operations group and we have made money enough to keep trading for the Village. We are trying to find the funds to buy the shop from the owners. [...]