The new Jempson’s Local store in Northiam received over 60 applicants for the 10 jobs it created in the village.
Jempson’s conducted interviews on a dedicated recruitment day, which was in conjunction with The Rye Partnership’s Rural Employability Project.
Store Manager Claire Evershed said ‘We were thrilled with the recruitment day response, thank you to Flora Williams for all her help in arranging the day, it is fantastic to be able to create new jobs in a community that we are proud to serve’.
‘We are really excited about becoming a part of Northiam village’ said Stephen Jempson. ‘I am really pleased with my new team, Andrew, Claire and I are looking forward to working with them’ he continued.
Andrew Jempson said ‘Jempson’s have proudly been a part of the local community since 1935, our new store will continue the principles of the business’. He continued ‘The job vacancies have been filled by people living in and around Northiam, we will be an active part of the village community’.
Stephen Jempson added ‘We would like to thank our neighbours very much for their patience and understanding during the refurbishment works, we are very grateful to them for their support throughout – the neighbour who bought all the shop fitters a pancake on Pancake Day deserves a very special mention!’.
Flora Williams from The Rye P a r t n e r s h i p said ‘We have had some good feedback from the event, and we aim to del i ver s imi l ar R o a d s h o w s around the rural area’. She continued ‘The Rural Employability project is funded by the DWP flexible support fund, and the main focus is to improve the employment prospects for people living in the rural area. We have been working with Jempson’s and other local Businesses to support them with local recruitment, apprenticeship opportunities and work experience placements’.
Enjoy Bonfire Society Events All Year Round
The Bonfire Boys fundraising team are hard at work arranging events to support this year’s Bonfire, they need all the help they can get to put on the best show in Rye!
The Bonfire Boys Quiz Night at the Brewery Yard Clubon 19 March was well supported. Teams of 4-6 people at £3 per helped to swell the funds and participants enjoyed a great evening with nibbles provided. There was also a raffle and games.
A scary ghost walk on 28 March left the haunted Queen’s Head in Landgate at the ungodly hour of 7pm. At three spooky pounds per customer it was another money spinner for the Society, and for those who survived the ordeal there was frightening food available from the dark kitchens of the Queen’s Head.
More cash will be raised at Jempson’s Boot Fair on Easter Monday and on Thursday 15 May the annual Auction of Promises at the Mermaid will attract a big crowd as many valuable items and interesting promises are sold under the auctioneer’s hammer.
Other events are being planned over the year including Clay Soot, Horse Racing, Dog Show & Barn Dance, Its fun all year round with the Bonfire Boys and it all leads up to that amazing night of fire in November when Rye attracts thousands to the spectacular free event that has been celebrated down the ages.
Rye’s Own May 2014 All articles, photographs and drawings on this web site are World Copyright Protected. No reproduction for publication without prior arrangement.
Rye’s Own May 2014
All articles, photographs and drawings on this web site are World Copyright Protected. No reproduction for publication without prior arrangement.