The community effort to purchase the Hare and Hounds has been a success. The Community Interest Company took possession of the Hare and Hounds on 6th September 2017, and it reopened on 10th November 2017.
The Hare and Hounds, Harlton, closed in October 2016. At a village meeting in July 2016, there was strong support for working towards a community bid to purchase the Hare and Hounds. A Steering Group was subsequently formed to work on a bid, and since that time worked actively on fundraising and preparing a bid. A community interest company with 160 local shareholders completed a successful purchase to bring the Hare and Hounds into community ownership.