As from February 2019 Christopher’s Village Shop will only be open between Monday and Friday between 8am and 2.30pm with Saturday and Sunday hours remaining as 8am to midday. The reduction in afternoon trading hours follows a drop in sales which means that staying open after 2.30pm is no viable.
The Post Office will continue to operate on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. Apart from the Rock, Paper, Scissors Barbers Shop and the three village public houses, the Shop is the only remaining retail outlet in the village and the nearest shops are now at least three miles away in Harrietsham or Bearsted.
Pictured below is Christopher Rudgard in the Eyhorne Street shop.