Community pubs: the headline grabbers


The local and national media’s interest in pubs owned by local communities continues to increase – and it’s a good news story to tell amidst the continuing challenges facing the wider hospitality sector. There’s a growing public interest in community-owned pubs right now. The year is only four months old, [...]

Community pubs: the headline grabbers2024-04-24T10:04:04+00:00

Conference celebrates the co-operative movement


The Coop Retail Societies Conference 2024 provided a valuable opportunity to network, be better informed, and thank societies who are actively collaborating with us, writes Harriet English, Plunkett UK’s Head of Engagement. Without a doubt, attending the Annual Coop Retail Societies Conference is an absolute must-attend event and one [...]

Conference celebrates the co-operative movement2024-03-28T16:02:24+00:00

Revived Cambridgeshire village pub is thriving again


A community-owned pub in Guilden Morden showcased their success on a visit by Plunkett UK and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority There was a warm welcome from The Three Tuns in Guilden Morden for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Dr Nik Johnson, who visited the community-owned [...]

Revived Cambridgeshire village pub is thriving again2024-03-22T16:45:50+00:00

Pioneering pub marks a decade of trading


West Yorkshire’s first-ever community-owned pub is celebrating its tenth birthday with a long weekend of festivities this month. Plunkett UK member, The Fox and Goose in Hebden Bridge, marks the milestone on 21-25 March with events such as a mini beer festival showcasing the pub’s favourite local breweries, DJs, [...]

Pioneering pub marks a decade of trading2024-03-14T09:05:38+00:00

Houghton and Wyton Community Shop


Houghton and Wyton Community Shop is an inspiring example of just what can be achieved when individuals come together to save an asset at risk of being lost, as well as the impact community-owned businesses can have on those around them. Houghton and Wyton is a village in Cambridgeshire [...]

Houghton and Wyton Community Shop2024-03-14T09:49:15+00:00

New identity is rooted in Margaret Digby


The leaf icon that plays a central role in Plunkett’s refreshed brand visuals is inspired by a significant person from the charity’s past. “Remarkable and indomitable… dedicated… intelligent… untiring” – these are just some of the adjectives used on the sleeve of the book, The Little Nut Tree, to describe [...]

New identity is rooted in Margaret Digby2024-03-14T09:55:47+00:00

A right of first refusal for community groups


The long-awaited report from the Community Ownership Commission has been published, reaffirming’s UK Labour’s ambition for a ‘Community Right to Buy’. The report entitled ‘Unleashing Community Ownership’, which Plunkett contributed to, including data from our Keep in the Community (KIITC) platform, was commissioned by Labour last year, and has been published by [...]

A right of first refusal for community groups2024-01-19T16:59:05+00:00

Lots to learn – and plenty to be excited about


Our new Communications Manager, Andrew Dubock, reflects on his first fortnight in the post. I must admit, being the ‘new boy’ at a charity with a century of history, reach and influence across the UK, and which is experiencing a period of exciting growth and opportunities is a daunting one. Yet, it’s [...]

Lots to learn – and plenty to be excited about2024-03-14T09:58:34+00:00

Greg Smith MP visits Westbury Community Shop and Café


Chris Cowcher, provides an overview of a recent visit to Westbury Community Shop and Café on the border of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. Having met in one of the many fringe events at the Conservative Party conference, when I was there representing our movement back in October, I was delighted to receive a [...]

Greg Smith MP visits Westbury Community Shop and Café2023-12-21T11:30:24+00:00
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