Clare Churley

'If you don’t have a local shop you lose the life of the village'

Clare is the volunteer organiser for the re- vamped Lythe Stores, the local village store which had been closed for over six months.

The shop has been given a make over and as well as selling the usual groceries is taking full advantage of the area’s other local produce in a bid to attract more people through the door.

It is selling kippers and crabs from Whitby Seafish at Staithes, artisan bread and scones from the Brickyard Bakery in Brotton, paintings by local artists and a post office.