Before we go on I’d like to remind readers that we will have a ‘save the pub’ meeting on Thursday the 6th July at 8pm at the Dry Dayton school hall (next to the pub). Everyone is welcome including those from surrounding villages. Please come along and hear what we have been up to and how we plan to save the pub, how you can help and how you can become an investor in a valuable community asset!
Note also that on Tuesday the 4th July there will be a pop up pub in support of our campaign, come along for beers and a BBQ, 6:45pm until late!
We have some good news to share – the Plunkett Foundation have just granted us a £2500 bursary to help with our mission to save the pub!
The Plunkett Foundation is a not for profit organisation that provides expert help and funding to groups such as ours who are looking to set up a community owned enterprise. We are very grateful to the Foundation, and particularly our advisor Alan Collard, for all of the help and support to date especially taking the time to join us at our steering group meetings (which usually go on until quite late!). Alan has been advising us on our business structure, and is also a veteran pub saver having been one of the first to organise a community group to successfully buy his local back in the 1990s.
While we are at it we would also like to thank our other expert advisor, Bernard Lee, from Pub is the Hub for his support of our effort and again for joining us at meetings to offer invaluable advice especially around the day to day business aspects of running a community owned pub, and what has worked well for many of the other 50 successful community owned pubs around the country (note that of those 50 pubs, all are still thriving, and none have failed – 100% success rate so far!).
Plunkett Foundation and Pub is the Hub, we thank you!