The village that bought a pub

When the future of The Anglers Rest in Bamford was uncertain, villages raised over £260,000 to buy the pub in a community share issue. Listen to this podcast to hear about how they did it, the challenges on the way, and how they’ve turned the pub into a thriving community asset.

From ‘at-risk’ library to community hub – and UK Award

Library ‘at risk’ increases opening hours by 300%, saves 30% of costs and wins UK award for community projects A library and tourist information centre which was at risk of closure but fought back, increasing opening hours by 300% whilst saving its local authority 30% in costs, has won a national award for town community […]