A great big thank you to everyone who joined us at our public meeting tonight (the 6th July) – we had a big crowd, and it was standing room only for the last few through the door! We counted more than 120 people and were very happy to see such a large turnout.
People seemed eager to listen to what we have been up to, and what the next steps in the process are, and sat attentively for nearly an hour in the (rather hot and humid) school hall!
We had lots of very good questions from the audience and more good ideas and advice from people who stayed behind to chat to us afterwards. If anyone still has questions please drop us an email.
Most importantly of all we have now started taking pledges from potential investors, this is a (currently non-binding) pledge to buy shares in the Community Benefit Society which we are setting up to buy the pub. We need an accurate gauge of how much we could raise with a formal community share offer. Community shares are a way for the community to collectively own the pub and have it run for them.
If you would like to pledge you will find lots more information on our PLEDGE page – please take a look and think about pledging – the more pledges we get, and the more generous the pledges, the more likely we will be able to successfully buy and re-open the pub.
Thanks again for all who attended – we will have more pictures, video and also the presentation available online soon.