Thea Jones

Easter arrangements in light of the coronavirus and thank you

With just shy of a week to go until the Easter weekend, please find below details of our revised opening hours this Easter.

Good Friday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Saturday – 7.30am to 2pm

Easter Sunday – 8am to 10am

Easter Monday – 8am to 10am

Tuesday – 7.30am to 2pm

We will not be delivering on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday, but you can continue to email orders for delivery to garydeare@aol.com and we will pick them up on the Tuesday. Please remember to include your address and contact number on each order. 

If you need meat from Savills the Butchers, please include this within your order list rather than contact them directly. We can arrange this for you.

And lastly, thank you everyone for your kind comments and messages. Kay and I would like to pay our hearfelt thanks to all our wonderful staff and the incredible volunteers who are delivering daily all over Brixham, Paignton and Kingswear as well as Galmpton and Churston Village.

Stay safe.

Gary and Kay

COVID-19: changes to opening hours and entry to support delivery

In order to maintain a delivery service for as long as we can we need to make a few changes.

1) We will operating new opening hours from 28th March 2020, as below.

Monday – Saturday 7.30am to 2.00pm

Sunday 8.00am to 10am

2) Entry to the shop will now be restricted to one person at a time to maintain a safe distance. Please queue outside at least two meters apart until the shop is free. Enter via the the front door and leave by the side door. 

3) If you are feeling at all unwell then please do not enter the shop. We will deliver to you.

4) If you are able, please place orders for deliveries by email to garydeare@aol.com. You will need to include a name, address and contact phone number.

For those without computer access please phone 01803 842148 between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

We will deliver as soon as possible and will contact you by phone when we are on our way.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Gary & Kay and all the wonderful staff at The Galleon

COVID-19: Maximum of two customers at a time and one way system in store

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, Galleon Stores & Post Office have instigated a maximum of two customers at a time policy and a one way system through the store. 

Please enter through the front door after checking the number inside, and leave by the side door.

One person can queue by the fruit and vegetable stall, but we ask that all other customers queue from the top of the steps, leaving at least 6 foot of space between each customer. 

Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe.

Gary and Kay

Latest update on help and supplies available in response to coronavirus

Kay and Gary would like to thank the many villagers who have offered to help us support the community. 

Deliveries have rapidly increased this week as vulnerable customers have sought our help. Currently we are covering Goodrington to Kingswear in co-operation with our neighbours, Savills the Butchers. 

Please rest assured that our local suppliers of bread, dairy, eggs, fruit and vegetables are keeping us well supplied on a daily basis. 

If you or anyone you know requires help, please contact us on 01803 842148. 

Support available in light of Coronavirus

A quick notice to our customers that anyone who is self-isolating or has concerns about how they will manage can contact us at Galleon Stores on 01803 842148. 

We are happy to deliver food and household goods, but also arrange for medications to be picked up, dog walking or just a reassuring chat. 

Recycle your Galleon Stores branded plastic packaging in store, plus new top-up service for liquid hand soap

This month we’ve been making some further changes to reduce our plastic waste, as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

All plastic packaging from the new Galleon Stores branded dried fruit, seeds and nuts, cereal, herbs & spices and confectionary (organic or not) can now be recycled in store. And, the most popular items from our own brand will be available in kilner jars, with absolutely no plastic packaging.

Looking for an item that we don’t have as a stock line? Let us know and we will make every effort to order the item in for you. 

Liquid hand soap is also now available as a top-up service; simply bring in an empty container to refill. 

As always, we really appreciate your support with introducing new initiatives, so please do pass the good news on! 

Any questions? Pop in and speak to Gary or Kay, or give us a call on 01803 842148. 

Additional hygiene controls in light of Coronavirus

In light of recent cases of Coronavirus within Torbay and the UK, we would like to reassure customers that we are operating additional appropriate hygiene procedures in line with guidance from Public Health England.  

In addition to our standard cleaning procedures, every two hours, all counters, handles, tills, pin pads, computers, screens etc receive a full antibacterial wipe down.

Children’s loose sweets have also been removed from the shelves and are now kept behind our counter, where they can be distributed by staff on request using disposable gloves.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Pop in and speak to a member of staff in store or give us a call on 01803 842148. 

Now stocking sugar-free preserves from local supplier Waterhouse Fayre

We’re currently stocking a range of jams and chutneys from Waterhouse Fayre, but did you know the team at Waterhouse have recently launched a new sugar-free preserve?

The Devon-based business were recently featured in the Western Morning News, discussing their new ‘FruitiFul’ label. The new range of preserves are ‘made with honey and a sugar substitute’ and feature three fruit jams and one marmalade. 

We’ll be holding a number of tasting days ahead of introducing the line instore, with dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can still find a range of traditional Waterhouse Fayre products on our shelves to tempt those taste buds. 

Security features to protect you from new £20 counterfeit banknotes

With the recent issue of the new polymer £20 banknotes, The Post Office (2020) have shared a number of security features to help customers identify counterfeit notes. We’ve listed the top two below:

 

1. Hologram image change

Tilt the note from side to side. Check the words change between ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’.

 

2. See-through windows

Look at the metallic image over the main window. Check the foil is blue and gold on the front of the note and silver on the back.

 

Look for a second, smaller window in the bottom corner of the note.

The Bank of England provides more information on security features to keep an eye out for. Visit their dedicated webpage on the new £20 note

Royal Mail stamp price increase for 2020

You may have heard recently that Royal Mail announced they will be increasing the price of stamps in line with 2020 Royal Mail tariff changes.

From 23rd March, 1st Class stamps will incur an increase of 6p, to 76p and the cost of a 2nd Class stamp will rise to 65p, an increase of 4p. 

Don’t forget though, buy your stamps before this date and you’ll pay the current price, but be able to use them at the new one.  A great tip for saving a little on stamps for Christmas too!

For more information on Royal Mail’s tariff changes for 2020 and how it might affect you, pop in or give us a call on 01803 842148. You can also visit Royal Mail’s website for a full list of changes. 

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