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A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

It was late afternoon in the summer holidays, when we visited to meet with Kate, and volunteers behind the counter at the small shop at Islip, and it was buzzing with activity.

A visit to Islip village shop with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-30T12:07:53+00:00

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures

2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

The Plunkett Foundation releases the 2019 ‘Better form of Business Reports’ on Community Pubs and Community Shops Across the UK more shops and pubs than ever are now in community ownership and are bucking the national trend of rural closures. Survival record of Community Pubs [...]

Community pubs and shops booming against backdrop of closures2019-10-15T11:18:50+00:00

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy

2019-09-26T13:06:18+00:00

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy and to provide a structure that has one membership strand with different rates and varying access to benefits and fees for different profiles. We feel the emphasis should be on the type of relationship rather than status of a member.

We have been working hard to review our membership strategy2019-09-26T13:06:18+00:00

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund

2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00

On the 14th August, a very wet day for the season, Aimee Evans from Plunkett and Helen Fagan, grants manager for The Prince’s Countryside Fund splashed through the rural roads of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire to visit three community shops.

A visit to Community Shops with The Prince’s Countryside Fund2019-09-27T09:12:01+00:00

Thank you to all our members and invited guests that joined us for our AGM

2019-07-22T11:52:42+00:00

Many rural parish and town councils will be familiar with the challenge of retaining local services such as shops and pubs in their communities.

Thank you to all our members and invited guests that joined us for our AGM2019-07-22T11:52:42+00:00

Glenwyvis offer for Plunkett Members for Co-op Fortnight 24th June-7th July

2019-06-24T11:44:14+00:00

You can enjoy 10% off GoodWill Gin on the GlenWyvis online shop and have it delivered absolutely free anywhere in the UK! Just enter code COOP10 to redeem this offer.

Glenwyvis offer for Plunkett Members for Co-op Fortnight 24th June-7th July2019-06-24T11:44:14+00:00

New £2.2 million round of funding will support communities across England to save their local pub

2019-06-24T11:29:30+00:00

We are excited to announce the return of major programme, ‘More Than a Pub’; a new round of support and finance that will help community groups across England looking to take ownership of their local pub for the benefit of the community.

New £2.2 million round of funding will support communities across England to save their local pub2019-06-24T11:29:30+00:00