A new village shop in St Breward is one step closer after planning permission for the store was granted.  

St Breward Community Shop Ltd had applied to change the use of 1 Chyryn Drive from a wine warehouse and industrial unit.

In the planning application to Cornwall Council, Dr R Kirby-Harris detailed the need the village had for a community shop, saying: “In June 2023, the village shop and post office, based in Churchtown, closed. The shop had been operated for the past six years by the landlord of the successful village pub, the Old Inn and Restaurant. 

“The nearest large supermarkets are in Bodmin and Wadebridge, six and eight miles away, respectively.  A smaller supermarket is some five miles away in Camelford. 

“There are no current public transport links to and from St Breward. A community bus service, run by volunteers, operates a limited timetable for just 15 passengers to various shopping and leisure destinations offering an average of one trip each week.”

According to the findings of a parish survey, there is a lot of community support for the proposed new village shop’s services.