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.
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
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