Shareholder Update February 2020

Its been a couple of weeks since the share offer for the Tollerton Community Pub closed and since our first informal shareholder meeting.

We’re please to say that the first event went very well and was well attended. In total we raised £165,700 which is an amazing achievement. For a little sneak peak into that first meeting please watch the video at the end of this article.

Important Information for Shareholders

Share Certificates

Over the next week or so you should receive your share certificate, which one of our lovely management committee will be delievering . Please be sure to double check the information on the share certificate is correct. If there are any errors please email us.


The main way we will be communicating with our shareholders will be via email.

If you are still not receiving the emails please complete the following:

If you have any problems or queries please feel free to message us via the website or via email.

Future at The Air Hostess – Part 5

Future at The Air Hostess – Part 5

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: and shorter items at:

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

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

Share Launch A Great Success

Share Launch A Great Success

Its been almost a week since the Share Launch Event on the 20th November.

We had around 200 people attend the event, resulting in standing room only!

Queuing outside

The main element of the night was the steering group’s presentation, which covered the history of the Air Hostess, survey results, business plan, financial plans and the long awaited share offer.

Thanking those who have given support to the Steering Committee – Matt Garrad
The history of the Air Hostess – Steve King
The survey results – Chloe Higgins
Business Plan & ‘The Dream Pub’ – Anthony Sumner
Hearing from our local property expert – Graham Sheardown
Finances & Fundraising Target – Rupert Butt

By the end of the evening we had already raised £22,750! Which has continued to rise ever since, much to the steering groups delight.

The Share Offer – Claire Dul
Counting how many shares sold!

If you’re interested in watching the presentation, the video is included below. Otherwise feel free to come to our second launch event on Sunday the 8th of December, 3 – 4pm in the Parish Rooms.

We’d also like to thank all the volunteers and steering group members who didn’t make it in front of the camera!

So thank you to; Rob Barrett, Mark Law, Andrew Flett, Caryl King, Emma Cowland, George Walker, Mark Jones, Martin Goodman, Paul Cowland, Bryan Cather, Parma Samol, Tracy Longworth and Chris Higgins

Lastly, thank you to the following organisations for supporting our cause and promoting our events; BBC Radio Nottingham, West Bridgford Wire, Nottingham Evening Post, Everards Brewery and Castle Rock Brewery

Chris & George keeping the bar stocked!

We are also running drop in sessions for those wanting to ask a quick question or needing help with completing the forms.

Drop In Sessions

Drop In Sessions

Purchasing Shares after the Share Launch Event

These sessions are for anyone who missed the share launch event, would like to purchase shares or have any further questions about the share offer and the community pub.

Shares are available for purchase from 20th November 2019 to 18th December 2019. Please see the business plan and share offer page for more details.

Date Time Location   Event
Wednesday 27th November 2pm – 3pm   Parish Rooms Drop-in Session
Wednesday 27th November 7pm – 8pm   Parish Rooms Drop-in Session
Wednesday 4th December 2pm – 3pm   Parish Rooms Drop-in Session
Wednesday 4th December 7pm – 7:30pm   Parish Rooms Before Parish Council Meeting
Sunday 8th December3pm – 4pmParish Rooms2nd Launch Event
Wednesday 11th December2pm-3pmParish RoomsDrop-in Session
Wednesday 11th December7pm-8pmParish RoomsDrop-in Session
Thursday 12th December All Day Methodist Church Election Day  
Saturday 14th December 10am – 12pm Tollerton Primary School Brunch with Santa
Wednesday 18th December 2pm – 4pm   Parish Rooms Drop-in Session
Wednesday 18th December 7pm – 10pm   Parish Rooms Drop-in Session

Share Launch Event Tonight!

Share Launch Event Tonight!

⭐️🚀 Today is the Day! 🚀⭐️

Tollerton Community Pub Share Launch Event!

7.30pm at the Tollerton Primary School on Burnside Grove.

What can you expect?
7.30pm Doors Open & Drinks receptions
7.40pm Presentation from the Steering Committee including;
🍻 History of the Air Hostess
🍷 Survey Results & Market Research
🍺 Business Plan
🥂 Fund Raising Finances
🍾 Share Offer

Followed by a Q&A session and opportunity to purchase shares or make pledges.

Take away information packs will be provided on the night. The business plan, share leaflet, full share offer document and application form will be available for download from website after the event tonight.

We look forward to seeing you all there!



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 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

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