Shop with real pride in Portland

OPENING: Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley cuts the ribbon watched by director Kim Wilcocks and shop manager John Hockaday

OPENING: Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley cuts the ribbon watched by director Kim Wilcocks and shop manager John Hockaday

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COMMUNITY leaders have hailed a new social enterprise on Portland helping to promote local food.

Portland Pride, aimed at showcasing products made on the island and surrounding area, has opened in Fortuneswell and had a great response from the community.

All products on sale are sourced within 30 miles and include local bread, cakes, pies, pickles and jams. Producers who want to get involved are encouraged to contact the shop.

The shop will be complimented by an e-commerce site and a support package for existing and new producers. It will also engage residents in food-based social activities, workshops and training opportunities.

It is all designed to enhance knowledge of and a relationship with local food.

As a social enterprise, all profits will be fed back into the community, contributing towards a range of other island-wide projects.

Mayor of Portland Sylvia Bradley, who cut the ribbon and declared the shop open, said: “Portland Pride is a very welcome and much needed addition to the island.

“Not only will it make it easier for the community to buy our wonderful local produce, it will also contribute towards the regeneration of Fortuneswell. I hope this is just the start of greater things to come.”

The venture has been supported by the Chalk and Cheese Local Action Group with additional funding from Synergy Housing’s Portland Neighbourhood Panel.

Director of Portland Pride Kim Wilcocks said: “Portland Pride will celebrate the island and the fantastic range of products made and sourced there.

“The brand and support package will enable us to work with producers in order to maximise the impact of their goods in the market place. We also want to promote the benefits of buying local, not just for the individual but for the local community and economy as a whole.”

Shop manager John Hockaday, wants to encourage new producers and the wider community to get involved.

He said: “If there is anyone with the seed of an idea, please pop into the shop and we will help you grow it.”

To support the shop contact 01305 824682.

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4:49pm Tue 1 Jan 13

JoeyJo says...

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"complemented" JoeyJo
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6:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

JoeyJo wrote:
"complemented"
Did you really read this story and then to comment on a wrongly spelled word
[quote][p][bold]JoeyJo[/bold] wrote: "complemented"[/p][/quote]Did you really read this story and then to comment on a wrongly spelled word jmc1
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6:57pm Tue 1 Jan 13

iampuzzled says...

jmc1
One day in the far, far future, Echo employees may learn to use a dictionary or a spell checker and write their articles correctly.
Until then, it seems to fall back on the readers to correct their grammar and spelling.
To some of us, used to proof-reading documents professionally, these mistakes seem leap out of the page and are annoying.
jmc1 One day in the far, far future, Echo employees may learn to use a dictionary or a spell checker and write their articles correctly. Until then, it seems to fall back on the readers to correct their grammar and spelling. To some of us, used to proof-reading documents professionally, these mistakes seem leap out of the page and are annoying. iampuzzled
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8:56pm Tue 1 Jan 13

jusphil says...

Forget the spellcheck theidea to bring a bit of local food to the area is a good idea. good on you, local food for local people.
Forget the spellcheck theidea to bring a bit of local food to the area is a good idea. good on you, local food for local people. jusphil
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7:48am Wed 2 Jan 13

repiano says...

So pleased to see a shop like this open. IGood luck to all.
So pleased to see a shop like this open. IGood luck to all. repiano
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8:22am Wed 2 Jan 13

jmc1 says...

iampuzzled wrote:
jmc1
One day in the far, far future, Echo employees may learn to use a dictionary or a spell checker and write their articles correctly.
Until then, it seems to fall back on the readers to correct their grammar and spelling.
To some of us, used to proof-reading documents professionally, these mistakes seem leap out of the page and are annoying.
to
[quote][p][bold]iampuzzled[/bold] wrote: jmc1 One day in the far, far future, Echo employees may learn to use a dictionary or a spell checker and write their articles correctly. Until then, it seems to fall back on the readers to correct their grammar and spelling. To some of us, used to proof-reading documents professionally, these mistakes seem leap out of the page and are annoying.[/p][/quote]to jmc1
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12:45pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Harpya Orkinus says...

Good for you, JoeyJo - nice to see SOME locals are educated!! The point is, the word used was the WRONG word - it wasn't quite just a case of the wrong spelling. "ComplEmentary" means adding something to make a balanced whole, whereas "ComplImentary" means it's FREE!! So if I went into a store and saw something labelled "Complimentary", I would be quite justified in thinking it was going for free - so getting the correct word can be quite important !!
Good for you, JoeyJo - nice to see SOME locals are educated!! The point is, the word used was the WRONG word - it wasn't quite just a case of the wrong spelling. "ComplEmentary" means adding something to make a balanced whole, whereas "ComplImentary" means it's FREE!! So if I went into a store and saw something labelled "Complimentary", I would be quite justified in thinking it was going for free - so getting the correct word can be quite important !! Harpya Orkinus
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12:57pm Wed 2 Jan 13

iampuzzled says...

Harpya Orkinus
Yus, sum ov us local peeasants R abel to reed n rite n speell proppa cos wee wus edifficated wen we wos kids, unlike sum wot leeve skool tooday n taak up a job wiv the OHEC (:o)
We also know how to activate and use the spell check and dictionary function on our computers then check what we have typed before submission!
Harpya Orkinus Yus, sum ov us local peeasants R abel to reed n rite n speell proppa cos wee wus edifficated wen we wos kids, unlike sum wot leeve skool tooday n taak up a job wiv the OHEC (:o) We also know how to activate and use the spell check and dictionary function on our computers then check what we have typed before submission! iampuzzled
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6:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

212 dorset says...

Great Idea... Can we have one in Weymouth Please??
Great Idea... Can we have one in Weymouth Please?? 212 dorset
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11:31pm Fri 4 Jan 13

monkeydog says...

JoeyJo wrote:
"complemented"
Quite right to comment. Surely it's not too much to ask that a newspaper prints it's articles using correct grammar and spelling.
[quote][p][bold]JoeyJo[/bold] wrote: "complemented"[/p][/quote]Quite right to comment. Surely it's not too much to ask that a newspaper prints it's articles using correct grammar and spelling. monkeydog
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10:58am Mon 7 Jan 13

Trackerman says...

JoeyJo wrote:
"complemented"
Sad person!
[quote][p][bold]JoeyJo[/bold] wrote: "complemented"[/p][/quote]Sad person! Trackerman
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