Recent changes to some of our plastic packaging in store

You might have spotted in our recent post that last month we began stocking 1 pints of milk in reusable and returnable glass bottles, as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing plastic use at Galleon Stores.

This month, we are pleased to share that we are now also stocking yogurts, pate and bird seed in reusable packaging.

Langage Farm Farmhouse Yogurts

Locally sourced and available in a variety of flavours, the yogurts are sold in reusable glass jars – perfect for reusing for homemade desserts or odd bits and bobs.

Les Gourmands Pate

Add a touch of France to your picnics; choose from Wild Boar with Cranberries or Duck with Orange Liqueur varieties. Available in 100g reusable glass jars.

Bird seed and nuts

A selection of some our bird seed and nuts are now stocked in resealable plastic containers. Once you’re done with them, these can also be returned to Galleon Stores.

Milk and orange juice now available in returnable glass bottles

For some time we have been looking to introduce milk in returnable glass bottles instore as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our plastic waste.

We are pleased to share that we are now stocking milk (1 pint) and orange juice in returnable glass bottles for sale instore.

Click here to visit our dedicated ‘Let’s turn the plastic tide’ page to find out more about the changes we’ve been making.

Charity collection total – this year so far

Since the beginning of this year, we’re delighted to share that our in-store collection tins have raised over £170 for our chosen local charities RNLI Torbay and Rowcroft Hospice, in addition to national charity CHICKS.

CHICKS is a children’s charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children all over the UK. To find out more about the local charities we support, click here.

A big thank you to all of our customers for their kind donations.

New in store: Bird Food and Feeders for your garden

We’ve recently introduced a range of wild bird food and feeders in store, helping our customers choose the right combination to attract a wider range of birds into their gardens. Pop in store to shop our range, where Gary and Kay will also be on hand to offer advice about making the right selection.

The future of Galmpton Post Office

A word from our Postmaster, Gary Deare.

Please see my recently produced article on the future of Galmpton Post Office, in which I look back on the history of the Post Office and the difficulties faced today.

I would welcome feedback on the article, either in person at the Post Office, or by email.

There are many ways to support Galmpton Post Office. For example, ask me how your building and contents insurance can help sustain the Post Office in Galmpton.

We’ve gone green instore!

Along with our commitment to reduce plastic waste in store, we are now running the store on ‘green’ electricity. Having recently renewed our energy plan, our electricity is now supplied by renewable sources including solar power and wind farms.

Poppy Appeal collection raises nearly £200

We’re delighted to announce that thanks to the donations of our customers, our in-store collection box raised £191.10 for the Poppy Appeal this year.

One4all Christmas gift cards


Looking for some Christmas gift-spiration? Why not treat your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you have in mind to a One4all gift card.

Available to purchase from the Galmpton Post Office, the multi-store gift card can be spent with over 120 high street brands, so your giftee can choose something extra special. Cards are available to purchase in denominations of £1 for any amount from £10 to £400.

For more information on the One4all gift card, pop in store and speak to Gary or visit the official One4all website.

Let’s turn the plastic tide: November update

We’re pleased to announce that we are now recycling ALL plastic packaging from the products we receive in store, thanks to Bookers’ Packaging Recycling scheme. Having obtained a free waste carriers license we’re now able to deposit all plastic packaging at their designated recycling point.

For more information on what else we’ve been up to this year so far in an attempt to reduce our plastic consumption, click here.

Local Town Crier wins Best Dressed at National Competition

The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers National Competition took place on 4th August 2018 at Castle Hill, Windsor on the lawn of the outer moat, next to Salisbury Tower. Permission was granted by Her Majesty The Queen and notably, this was the first time in living memory that an event has been staged at this location

The competition is an annual event held in a different town each year. 38 criers took part from all over the country and included two criers from Australia (Victor Harbor and Lane Cove, Sydney).

The ‘cry’ in the morning was a home cry and the subject for the ‘cry’ in the afternoon was ‘A Celebration’. Criers were required to write their own cries of no more than 125 words including the opening words ‘Oyez, Oyez, Oyez’ and finishing with ‘God save The Queen’.

Winning Best Dressed Crier was Les Ellis, our local town crier, pictured below with wife Liz. Les’ new regalia was made by local seamstress Sophie Tope. Congratulations Les from all the team at Galleon Stores.





Galmpton Post Office

Click here for our article on the future of Galmpton Post Office.

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