It also allows Rix to streamline and deliveries to Gaydon and in turn the company donates a percentage of its profits back to the village.

Sue Roberts, chair of the shop management committee said the money would come in handy for maintenance work and local advertising.

“The shop covers its overheads and makes a small profit, which we reinvest, so the money from Rix allows us to pay for those essential extras that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

“It is a marvellous system because the oil club helps make fuel more affordable for people in the village and the money we get back from it helps the wider community. From that point of view, it’s a win-win for all.”

Gaydon Village Shop was opened in 2010 by volunteers after the village had been without a store for around quarter of a century.

Around 20 local people are involved with running the business which is based in an old storage barn in the car park of the Malt Shovel pub.