Case studies

Revived Cambridgeshire village pub is thriving again

2024-03-22T16:45:50+00:00

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

2024-03-14T09:05:38+00:00

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

2024-03-14T09:49:15+00:00

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

Plunkett visit Amberley Community Shop & Cafe

2023-10-26T14:42:10+00:00

Plunkett's project support officer, George Ogier, provides an overview of the team's recent visit to Amberley, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. At Plunkett, with the generous support of Benefact Trust, we want to bring places of worship and community businesses together – so that they can utilise underused space whilst kick-starting businesses that can [...]

Plunkett visit Amberley Community Shop & Cafe2023-10-26T14:42:10+00:00

Funding from Benefact Trust supports new community business setting up in Easington, County Durham

2023-10-20T15:43:21+00:00

As part of Plunkett's ambition to support more community businesses to set up in active places of worship we are delighted to announce the first group in County Durham to benefit from a grant, thanks to our programme of support funded by Benefact Trust. In July Plunkett travelled to Peterlee in County [...]

Funding from Benefact Trust supports new community business setting up in Easington, County Durham2023-10-20T15:43:21+00:00

Local community aims to raise £50,000 for new village shop

2023-07-28T14:24:23+00:00

Residents of the new community of Woodgate, in Pease Pottage, Sussex, are raising funds to establish a new community-owned shop on the development through a community share offer. The new village shop will be located in a building at the heart of the development, managed by local residents and run by the [...]

Local community aims to raise £50,000 for new village shop2023-07-28T14:24:23+00:00

The Swan, Banton: Scotland’s first community owned pub

2023-06-22T15:04:32+00:00

“People United for Banton” (P.U.B) Community Benefit Society was formed when, in 2016, The Swan pub, heart of the village of Banton, North Lanarkshire, was heading for demolition. This imminent threat brought the community together with a determination not only to save the pub, but to transform it into a space that would bring [...]

The Swan, Banton: Scotland’s first community owned pub2023-06-22T15:04:32+00:00

The Locks Inn community pub provides invaluable work experience

2023-04-26T14:34:10+00:00

This is the story of The Locks Inn community pub in Norfolk, and how they are demonstrating inclusivity within the community One of the core foundations that any community-owned business is built upon is inclusivity. To be a welcoming place for everyone, where all members of the community can access the friendly [...]

The Locks Inn community pub provides invaluable work experience2023-04-26T14:34:10+00:00

New community shop opens in Invermoriston

2023-04-26T14:28:03+00:00

The re-opening of a local shop in Invermoriston will benefit the community in more ways than one. Invermoriston's local shop closed its doors in August last year, but volunteers have now opened its doors again and the store now specialises in local produce and crafts. The shop will be run as a [...]

New community shop opens in Invermoriston2023-04-26T14:28:03+00:00
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