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messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by DulwichFox April 08, 10:08PM

One of my Favourite indies on Lordship Lane is Organic Village.
It has continued to stock many things we all need.

Unfortunately it seems to of been a victim of its own success.

I went there today and it was RAMMED. FULL of people with no attempt to limit the amount of people in at one time.

I expressed my disapproval that there were Too many people in the shop.
But with NO response.

I will in future be very careful before I go there again.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by siousxiesue April 08, 10:14PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> One of my Favourite indies on Lordship Lane is
> Organic Village.
> It has continued to stock many things we all
> need.
>
> Unfortunately it seems to of been a victim of its
> own success.
>
> I went there today and it was RAMMED. FULL of
> people with no attempt to limit the amount of
> people in at one time.
>
> I expressed my disapproval that there were Too
> many people in the shop.
> But with NO response.
>
> I will in future be very careful before I go
> there again.
>
> DulwichFox


Disappointing! I have left a Facebook comment in the hopes they see it, don't know if they are on here?

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by Sue April 08, 10:21PM

Dulwich Fox, Organic Village will deliver.

They have a thread or a post on here somewhere where they say that, and if memory serves they also have a Facebook page giving details.

Good luck!

ETA: Ooops sorry hadn't seen the post above referring to their Facebook page!

ETA:

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was april 09, 10:01am by Sue.

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by NewWave April 08, 10:46PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> One of my Favourite indies on Lordship Lane is
> Organic Village.
> It has continued to stock many things we all
> need.
>
> Unfortunately it seems to of been a victim of its

> own success.
>
> I went there today and it was RAMMED. FULL of
> people with no attempt to limit the amount of
> people in at one time.
>
> I expressed my disapproval that there were Too
> many people in the shop.
> But with NO response.
>
> I will in future be very careful before I go
> there again.
>
> DulwichFox

Same..I just cannot go there until they limit the amount off people in the shop!

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by Brandome19 April 09, 05:52AM

Hi , thank you for your concern. We do normally allow only 6 customers in the shop at one time . It may be the case that the supervisor on duty wasn’t do his job properly. May I ask what time did you go in. From now on I will make sure this doesn’t happen again. Apologies for the disappointment. -Organic village market

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by KalamityKel April 09, 06:29AM

It annoys me people are quick to moan about the shops themselves but really it's the customers that are the problem. We've been in the situation a good while now and yet STILL people are being stupid and continuing to live in their own bubbles and choose it ignore the general rule about social distancing.Local shops are small. We all know this.
As it's been mentioned already on this thread, speak up to people not following the rules.
Help the situation and take control...
If you spot a shop you wish to obtain goods from that is busy, either wait outside creating a Queue and take responsibility for "crowd control" (help shops!) or stand in a place that prevents more shoppers entering until order has resumed (based on the rules of social distancing).
Yes I appreciate there are many that don't feel comfortable about making such bold moves but we need to work together.

Shop owners are under pressure to get goods to people and are also putting themselves at risk all the time.
More consideration for them, I'm sure, would be greatly appreciated.

ETA - Thank you so very much to all those in the local shops!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit was april 09, 07:32am by KalamityKel.

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by NewWave April 09, 11:35PM

Brandome19 Wrote:
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> Hi , thank you for your concern. We do normally
> allow only 6 customers in the shop at one time .
> It may be the case that the supervisor on duty
> wasn’t do his job properly. May I ask what time
> did you go in. From now on I will make sure this
> doesn’t happen again. Apologies for the
> disappointment. -Organic village market

Hello thank you for your response.
I usually shop around 11.30 A.M or there abouts as I find shops are generally quieter in the morning or late morning.
I love your shop and dearly want to support you as you have great produce.
Please try and sort this out as I have walked away empty handed having walked the length of Lordship Lane specifically to shop with you.
Thank you

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by KidKruger April 10, 12:22AM

It's not just customers in organic village, the staff also seem to forget there's a 2m rule !

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by seenbeen April 10, 03:24PM

What is really annoying are the people out shopping touching everything as if there is NO virus....for goodness sake just get your produce and get out!

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by NewWave April 10, 11:17PM

KidKruger Wrote:
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> It's not just customers in organic village, the
> staff also seem to forget there's a 2m rule !


Yes I would agree with that too.

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by Laur April 24, 06:10PM

I wasn't going to write on here, but I thought that Organic Village Market deserve huge praise and recognition.
During lock down the management and lovely staff have been quietly looking after a vunerable pensioner in the community.
Whilst everyone has been thinking about their own needs, Organic Village Market have been thinking of her and her needs.
Organic village market represent what a community shop is really about, they have shared kindness and been a great help in a time of need.



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messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by Sue April 24, 09:30PM

❤️

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by Laur April 25, 04:17PM

Thank you Sue

Sue Wrote:
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> ❤️

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by gabys1st May 05, 02:22AM

Understand that Jones of Brockley Grove Vale branch only allows 1 customer in shop at a time. Dunno about their Brockley branch. Noticed that delivery girl was wearing mask and gloves .
Apart from reat fruit n veg have a selection of other food stuffs as well including Sour Dough and dairy, and now some interesting looking beers..

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by siousxiesue May 05, 10:38PM

How is Health Matters for limiting customers, does anyone know?

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by NewWave May 06, 11:33PM

I've been in there several times and it seemed ok about 3 of us in the shop

messageRe: Distance keeping in small local independent shops
Posted by gabys1st May 10, 08:46PM

Jones of Brockley's branch in Grive Vale only allows 1 customer in at a time..great quality fruit n veg, sourdough bread bread, some dairy items and am told good coffees n selection unusual beers. Super service and home delivery to vulnerable.

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Gaby

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