As published in the December 2019 edition of the Tollerton Newsletter. Written by Steve King.
Future of the Air Hostess – Part 5
Since the last newsletter the pressure on the Community Pub Steering Group has been fairly intense. A Business Plan and Share Offer documentation together with Feasibility Plans that indicate potential ways to improve the pub have all been created. Articles have been written for the Local Nottingham Camra Group newsletter and its national award winning Nottingham Drinker magazine and also for the Nottingham Post. Interviews have been given to BBC Radio Nottingham. Leaflets containing information about the Share Launch event were distributed to households by Parma’s newspaper deliverers. These leaflets were also distributed to many individuals attending the Scout Hut Bonfire Night and to parents collecting their children at the school. Information from the Evening Post article and the Share Launch event leaflet have been posted to each of the village notice boards. Information has been posted to the Tollerton Community Pub web site and to Facebook.
To comply with the submission deadline for the December newsletter this article was written in mid November, in the week before the Share Launch event held at Tollerton School at 7.30 pm on 20th November that I mentioned in last month’s newsletter.
I hope those of you who are interested in the future of the pub were able to attend the share launch event and were able to support the purchase of the pub for the community by buying shares.
The Business Plan, the Share Offer documentation together with Feasibility Plans that indicate potential ways to improve the pub were all available to read and view. Steering group members presented material that discussed the history and value of the Air Hostess, survey details, negotiations, the business plan and the share offer.
If you were unable to attend the meeting but are interested in purchasing shares, material will be presented online at: https://tollertontrust.org.uk/ and shorter items at: https://www.facebook.com/TollertonCommunityPub/
Similarly how much has been raised will be displayed (and updated) on the facebook page (see previous paragraph for link). For those who like to see physical rather than digital items this information will be prominently displayed (and updated) in the window of the parish rooms.
As was explained at the share launch event there are be a number of drop-in Q&A and pledge sessions for those who did not complete a purchase of shares at the launch event. These drop-in Q&A and pledge sessions are also for those who are interested in purchasing shares but were unable to attend the launch event on the 20th November.
Please feel free to come and discuss any issues you have relating to the purchase of shares at these sessions. The date, time and venues for these drop-in Q&A and pledge sessions are:
Wed. 27th November 2pm-3pm. Also 7pm-8pm (both sessions, Parish Rooms)
Wed. 4th December 2pm-3pm. Same day 7pm-7.30pm (both sessions, Parish Rooms)
Thur. 12th December All Day (Election Day) (Methodist Church)
Sat. 14th December 10pm-12pm (Brunch with Santa) (Tollerton Primary School)
Wed. 18th December 2pm-4pm, 7pm-10pm (Village Carol Concert) (Parish Rooms)
Please note you can also pledge by post to Tollerton Community Trust, 40-42 Burnside Grove, Tollerton, Nottingham NG12 4EB. The appropriate forms are available on the website at https://tollertontrust.org.uk/
If you ever lose this copy of the newsletter but want to reference its content (or any of the previous newsletter articles written under the ‘Future of the Air Hostess’ title) online copies can be found at https://tollertontrust.org.uk/