Jura Community Shop mission statement
- Manage and run a sustainable, profitable community owned shop, independent of grants, for the benefit of the community and visitors to the island.
- Support the social & business fabric of the island by engagement with the community, local businesses and supporting local events.
- Assist in the development of locally produced goods by working with crofters, farms and the general community.
- Reduce the environmental impact of the shop specifically and shopping by the Jura community generally.
The Shop is owned by its members. Membership is free and is really important to us because we feel that it gives even more power to the community about how the business operates. Being a member of the company enables you to officially vote at AGMs; influence who becomes a director and get involved in big decisions. It also helps to show funders that we have strong community support and that we are working to create a successful business that benefits everyone living on Jura. For details of how to join contact Katy or drop into the Shop.
There is a voluntary Board of Directors who are:
Katy Beasley – Company Secretary
I’m Katy and I was appointed as the Company Secretary and Administrative Assistant for the shop at the end of 2017. The shop is so important to the island and offers such a great variety of goods, I don’t know what I would do without it. It’s really rewarding to be part of such a great community organisation.
Sarah Compton-Bishop – Community Project Administrator
Since September 2012 I have worked with the Jura Development Trust and the board of Jura Stores Community Interest Company to create, develop and deliver the shop project. Now that the shop is up and running my main role is to act as the liaison point between the project and the Big Lottery Fund and HIE who fund the project. I’m really excited about the shop and it’s future and intend to be involved long after my paid post has come to an end. I live at Tarbert with my partner, three children and cat. I usually visit the shop about 3 times a week and couldn’t live without my twice weekly regular deliveries!