White Horse shares available NOW

Our village pub is still shut and the owner, Mr Bowers, has notified us that he has lined up a deal to sell it to a London-based investment company. However, we have triggered a six-month moratorium period which ends on 26 October, and during this period no sale of the property can take place to anyone except a community interest group such as ourselves.

This gives us time to put another bid together that will demonstrate, once again, the village’s desire and commitment to bringing the pub into village ownership, open it and run it. Hopefully this time we’ll be successful in buying the pub, but in any event, our bid will provide vital supporting evidence towards preventing a planning application for change of use.

Here’s how you can support the campaign:

Buy shares

We intend to make an offer imminently and we need YOUR help to ensure we are fully funded again to buy and carry out any necessary repairs/refurbishment to reopen the pub. Those of you who withdrew your shares, we need you back. Those of you who already have shares, we need you to buy more and those of you who didn’t join us last time, we need you onboard. Spread the word. Details of the share offer are available at: