OPENING HOURS 9am to 3.30pm

Cafe orders end 15 minutes  before closing. Shop and Gallery have a range of gifts, wine, cakes, chutneys and preserves.  We need your support as always.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – all year round

If you are interested in volunteering in our cafe or shop please speak to our manager – we are keen to involve local people in our community venture – shifts can be a regular slot or occasional to cover our holiday gaps – whatever you are able to offer will be appreciated. Rota slots in the cafe are 2.5 hours and there will be other volunteers and a manager sharing your shift. Training in food hygiene regulations and an apron are provided.

In the shop there are more flexible shifts and we usually need to cover the mid morning to early afternoon slots. Training in stock control and use of the till are provided.

As well as the opportunity to meet other volunteers and customers during the working day we also hold regular volunteer social events.

AGM Minutes


AGM JAN 2023 Minutes

AGM FEB 2022 Minutes

AGM 3rd Feb 2021 –

Management Committee Minutes

November 2023

July 2023

March 2023

November 2022

June 2022

March 2022


Volunteers are always welcome – please speak to our manager for more details about volunteering in the cafe or the shop. Some volunteers like a regular time slot but we also need those who can cover for holiday periods so there is no requirement to commit to a regular shift.


Earlams, Styal Community Store receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Mr David Briggs MBE Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire presented the award to our volunteers, congratulations !

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Earlam’s Chair John Novak say

“We are very proud of all we have created at Earlams and delighted that our work has been recognised in this way, it pays tribute to the hard work and commitment of our volunteers.”

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Thanks to all our volunteers we can offer a shop, café and gallery for the local community. On the fifth anniversary of our opening we were thrilled to receive the Queens Award for Volunteers.


We  have a fantastic team of volunteers who would welcome some new faces to share the shifts – especially in the holiday season to fill gaps when our regulars go away. Volunteer for one of three shifts during the day in the cafe, shop or gallery or even a turn in each. New volunteers shadow a volunteer for as many times as it takes to feel confident. Cafe shifts are in teams of 2 or 3. Training is given and we welcome anyone who is able to give our visitors a friendly welcome and excellent service.

If you do not receive regular emails from us as a shareholder or volunteer please leave your details in store – if you can print your name and email clearly please so that we can cross-check our existing lists


General Data Protection Regulations came into force in May 2018, we now only hold personal details for volunteers  who have completed the GDPR form, if you have not heard from us for some time you need to call in to update your consent.



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