North Thoresby Village Store, owned by Santok Odedara, is a thriving off-license convenience store located in North Thoresby village. Catering to the needs of the local community, the store offers a diverse range of products including household essentials, alcohol, cigarettes, hot food, fruits and vegetables, pet food, dairy products, and more. Since its establishment on March 9th, 2024, the store has become a vital hub for residents of North Thoresby and surrounding villages.

Motivated by a commitment to enhance security and safety for both herself and her customers, Santok applied for a grant to install CCTV systems in the store and its surrounding property. This decision stemmed from a recent full renovation of the shop, during which Santok recognised the importance of investing in modern security measures to safeguard her business and assets.

With the support of a grant administered by NBV funded through UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Santok was able to purchase and install high-quality CCTV equipment, effectively fortifying the security infrastructure of North Thoresby Village Store. The implementation of CCTV not only enhances the safety and protection of the premises but also provides Santok with the means to monitor activities within the store and respond promptly to any incidents. Furthermore, in the unfortunate event of a security breach or criminal activity, the CCTV footage serves as valuable evidence for law enforcement authorities, aiding in investigations and ensuring swift resolution.

The grant-funded CCTV system significantly bolsters the operational efficiency and resilience of North Thoresby Village Store. Santok now has peace of mind knowing that her business is equipped with advanced security measures, allowing her to focus on delivering exceptional service to her customers without concerns about security threats. The enhanced security infrastructure not only safeguards the business’s assets but also fosters a safer and more secure environment for both staff and patrons.

With the recent completion of the shop renovation and the successful implementation of the CCTV system, North Thoresby Village Store is poised for continued growth and success. Santok’s future plans include further improvements to the store layout and infrastructure, with a focus on enhancing storage facilities and optimising operational efficiency. By prioritising continuous improvement and innovation, North Thoresby Village Store remains committed to meeting the evolving needs of its customers and community.

The case of North Thoresby Village Store exemplifies how grant funding can empower small businesses to invest in essential infrastructure improvements that enhance security, safety, and operational efficiency. Through the installation of CCTV systems, Santok Odedara has not only fortified the security of her business but also positioned North Thoresby Village Store for sustainable growth and success in the future. As a beacon of community resilience and entrepreneurship, North Thoresby Village Store serves as a testament to the transformative impact of strategic grant funding initiatives.

Are you interested in finding out more about the support and grant North Thoresby Village Store accessed, then contact NBV on 0844 887 2568 or email