Newsletter No.9 - April 2012

What lies beyond the opening!

First of all we would like to thank all of you, the supporters of the Coverdale Community Pub, for all of your generous help and support over the last year.  We set out a year ago to rescue the Foresters Arms, secure it for us all for the future and create a quintessentially English country pub offering a warm welcome, good food and serving local beer. We think, through everyone’s hard work, that we have achieved what we set out to do.  We should all be proud of what we have accomplished, a beautiful country pub, saved by the people, owned by the people and used by the people.

So what’s next you might ask?

The pub is now fully operational with the bar, kitchen, tenant accommodation and three letting rooms complete. In order now to ensure that we have enough funds to operate and maintain the building and the Society we have left the books open for people to continue to become members.  We do not believe that this opportunity will remain open for long after which people will then go onto a waiting list of future society members.


The management committee is now a year old and has fulfilled its remit to rescue the pub and return it into operation.  The committee will now move into a new phase where it will focus on the duties of being the landlord for the building and to ensure the continued health of the Coverdale Community Pub Benefit Society.

In order to do that the rules of the Society requires the re-appointment of the board of Directors.  To that end an annual general meeting of the Society will be held on Wednesday 27th June, 2012, at the Coverdale memorial hall, in Carlton, starting at 7.30 p.m.

As a member of the Society you are invited to attend the AGM where we will take the opportunity to review the activities of the committee over the last year and you will be given the opportunity, as a member, to exercise your right to elect the management committee going forward.

We will send more details out about the meeting nearer to the time, but please make a note of the date in your diary as we would be grateful if you were able to attend.

Thank you all again for your ongoing support.

Coverdale Community Pub Ltd

Management Committee