James Alcock, Executive Director of the Plunkett Foundation, welcomes "the very healthy state of community businesses."
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.
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 [...]
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.
Hear how Dryslwyn Community Shop are providing a vital service to the community.
After the success of More Than a Pub Live! Membership Officer Tasha Bevan reports back on the launch of the Community Pubs Membership Network.
We are pleased to introduce our Individual Award sponsors and first ‘Gold’ Award’s sponsor for this year's Rural Community Ownership Awards.