We have now had positive correspondence with the owner John Lloyd and he thinks that the community raising the funds could be ideal to enable us to keep the pub and give him a way out.

The company limited by guarantee (CLG) is now registered with Companies House and the Expression of Intent (EOI) has been submitted to WODC today.

We have even received (without even launching the shares offer) our first pledge of $1000! This is going international!

There is lots of really positive work going on including plans to consult with all stakeholders, residents, village groups and pre-lockdown customers. When this launches it would be brilliant to hear from as wide and diverse a spectrum of people as we possibly can.

Claire Brooks