Village shops are closing across Wales, denying many people living in rural areas access to a daily newspaper. Plunket Foundation reports that Tony Graf realised this when he heard that his local shop, deep in the heart of Carmarthenshire, was set to close for good after a 156-year trading life: “Suddenly I was faced with […]
A charity, based in Oxfordshire, is celebrating a century of support for rural communities to set up and run community-owned businesses. On 17 January 1919, Sir Horace Plunkett signed an indenture which became the original trust deed for the Plunkett Foundation. Sir Horace believed strongly in the power of co-operation to achieve sustainable local development […]
Happy New Year from all at MJD Hughes Ltd. We bring you the latest top news in the industry. Greene King to invest £500,000 in Belhaven Brewery visitor centre as part of 300th anniversary celebrations: Belhaven Brewery, which is owned by Greene King, is investing £500,000 in a new visitor centre to mark its […]
Power to Change has announced a new funding programme that will help communities seeking to save their local pub through community ownership. The announcement came yesterday at the Plunkett Foundation’s Rural Community Ownership Awards in London, that will see many more communities in England opening and operating their local pub. Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of […]
Click on the following link to see the Plunkett Foundation Webinar that went out live on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 7pm GMT. ‘Deciding on the operating structure for your cooperative pub.’ Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the services we can provide for commercial property owners.
Is 2018 the year that you save your local pub? It isn’t just small villages without any other amenities that have a pub to save. Many towns and even cities are recognising the benefit of keeping the heart and soul of their community alive by keeping the pub doors open, the beer taps flowing and […]