For a village to be a thriving community, rather than just a dormitory for a nearby town, it needs to have facilities that bring the community together. A pub is often one of the most critical of these, being a hub for socialising and events.
Sadly, Tollerton’s pub , the Air Hostess, has struggled in recent years and the brewery, Everards, are planning to sell it. The Parish Council is therefore proposing to buy it and run it as a community pub.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Firstly, without a pub, Tollerton will feel ’empty ‘, with very little at its centre to bring people together. Summer evenings, Christmas, celebrations – without our pub, the opportunity to socialise at our pub will be lost
Secondly, house prices. A national survey carried out by Savills found that a third of house buyers check to see if there is a pub nearby. Help protect our house prices by supporting this venture .
A Community Benefits Society has been set up to buy and own the pub . A deal has now been negotiated with the brewery to buy the pub, the brewery has asked the at we exchange contracts in early January, with a view to actually purchasing the pub a few months thereafter.
In order to buy the pub, we need funding . We have created a Community Benefits Society to raise funds through a community share offer.
We are holding a SHARE LAUNCH EVENT at Tollerton School, 20th November, 7:30pm. If you want to see the pub in the village continue to exist, please attend the event. It’s your chance to contribute, to SAVE OUR PUB.
We will be sharing with you the vision for the Air Hostess, details of the share offer and the benefits this will bring to you and the community, and expand on all the key elements of this vision.
The share offer night on the 20th is intended to inform but also be the first opportunity for you to actually make a pledge to buy shares so if you want to come prepared to do that, please bring your cheque book or mobile phone with mobile banking facility . We will also have PCs with internet access, to facilitate people making bank transfers if they have their internet banking details with them. Please come along to the night whether you are fairly certain you want to help by buying shares or you aren’t sure and just want to hear more.
There is only ONE CHANCE to save the Air Hostess THIS IS IT, to avoid losing a key asset from our community
Please attend the Launch event on the 20th November 7.30PM