Happy New Year!
What a way to start the New Year, over a pint in the bar. As most of you will know we were successful in our promise to re-open the Foresters Arms by Christmas, with the doors being opened and the first pints being pulled on Christmas Eve.
Since then many people have taken the opportunity to sample the friendly atmosphere created by Kimberley and Allan over a pint and admire the results of all our hard work, including the fully refurbished bar, snug and toilets…. and yes for the first time in living memory, “it’s even warm in the toilets!”.
We have our Tenants!
Our recruitment process for the tenants has now been completed. From a total of 14 applicants we have narrowed the field down through a series of interviews and business plan presentations to a final choice, taken last Wednesday evening. With a unanimous vote from the management committee we are proud to announce that Allan and Kimberley Brereton, from Doncaster, have accepted our offer of the tenancy of the Foresters Arms.
Renovation Works Beginning and Recruitment Underway!
The generosity of our supporters has continued over this last month with more people converting their pledges into cash as we close in on our £350,000 target. We have raised a total of £325,000 in cash. For those of you that have converted your pledges into cash you will shortly be receiving your share certificates.
The management committee are now busy on two fronts, planning the renovations and getting quotations for the work and also running the recruitment programme.
FANTASTIC NEWS !!!
We have now purchased the Foresters.
Thanks to your generosity we have now converted enough pledges to purchase the Foresters Arms. The sale has now gone through meaning that we have been able to secure the pub for the community forever.
To date we have in total converted £284,600 of pledges into cash. This leaves us £65,400 short of our £350,000 target.
Firstly we would like to thank all of those of you who were able to take the time last week to join us at the public meeting. We think that it was a great success, in no small part down to the positive attitude of everyone who attended and the re- affirmation of your support to buy and re-open the Foresters Arms.
Secondly a massive thank you to all of you who have turned your pledge into real support by applying for shares. We have had a fantastic response and after the first week we have £105,000 in the bank.