We have received notification from Huntingdon District Council of Gerry & Julia’s ‘intention to dispose’ of the Three Horseshoes pub. Therefore, under the terms of the recently activated Asset of Community Value we now enter into an interim moratorium period.
What this means in reality is we now have to decide if we are going to form a local community interest group and attempt to buy the pub. Of course this is why the Keep Wistow Flowing group was formed. We have now begun the process of creating a Community Benefit Society Company. On formation of Keep Wistow Flowing (CBS) Company we are then potentially eligible for grants and loans from other community support sources, such as Plunkett Foundation. We will then be in a position to formalise our interest and begin negotiating for the purchase of The Three Horseshoes.
Following the recent village survey and release of the ‘intended pledge forms’ we have received a fantastic response. We have now created the ‘KWF Beerometer’. This will allow everyone to track our financial progress. Our first beerometer below shows the number and value of intended pledges so far.
The ‘Pop Up Pub’ is receiving overwhelming support and it is great to see so many familiar faces as well as people we have not seen for a while. We usually have members of the KWF steering available for questions at the Pop Up or pre-arrange a meeting via our email address info@keepwistowflowing .pub
Many thanks again to all those who have supported the campaign so far and for those who are thinking of joining in now is the time to act!
We have a very small window of opportunity to raise as much money as possible and we firmly believe we have enough interest to make this work! We are now in the process of forming a business plan and we will be requesting supporters to firm up their pledges.
Please post any questions, comments or your completed pledge form to the KWF email address email@example.com and we look forward to being able to welcome you all into the Three Horseshoes again.
Thanks again and please let’s KEEP WISTOW FLOWING!