Our Super Stalbridge Supermarket Dike & Son of Stalbridge has taken the decision to start charging for plastic carrier bags. Unlike other "supermarkets" all the money accrued from this will go to charity. We are trying to promote this on Stalbridge Info so no-one is caught short, but if you are, and you get charged for your bags please don't get grumpy. Just remember that you are contributing to charity until you can remember to bring your own bags, or buy one of their lovely jute bags to carry home your lovely purchases from this highly respected independent store. As a spokesperson for Dikes said..."from tomorrow (Monday 30th October) please note that we will be charging 2p for our plastic carrier bags. The money will go to our Charity Fund, Making A Difference Locally. We hope this will help more carrier bags to be reused and recycled, better for the planet!" So it's up to you...2p or not 2p, that is the question!
Dikes have a long history of innovation and progress since their inception in 1851...
"The Dike family have played a large part in the community since 1851 when they were grocers, but more predominantly bakers back then. In 1909 three cottages in Ring Street, Stalbridge, were purchased by William James Dike, (William Dike's grandfather) and were demolished and rebuilt as a grocery shop and a bake house. It was these premises that served the family proudly for just short of 100 years, witnessing numerous extensions and changes over that period.
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