Ide villagers raise funds to open a permanent shop
A community shop run by 50 volunteers has opened in a village near Exeter.
Ide village post office shut in March 2000, and residents gathered to open a temporary shop in a portable cabin.
After a fundraising effort by residents, the community has now purchased an old building in the village to house a new shop.
Trevor Gardner, one of the volunteers, said: "It's a beautiful shop. It is really something the whole community has got involved in."
He added: "Ide is a remarkable place. People have given their time.
"We've got 50 people who run that shop week in, week out. We're open seven days a week. It's amazing."
Many residents have helped to paint the walls, build shelves and units.
The shop has been financed through £70,000 raised from the villagers and £80,000 through grants.