Contracts exchanged!

Contracts have been exchanged today for the community purchase of the Hare and Hounds. Completion is on Wednesday 6th September. Come along to the pop-up pub this Saturday to celebrate. We’re still searching for the right tenant, so spread the word that we’re looking. An autumn opening is the target. We’ll be doing some work on the building once we take possession, so please contact […]

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Purchase offer approved unanimously by pledgers at meeting

A proposed purchase offer for the Hare and Hounds was approved unanimously last night at a meeting of pledgers. The proposed offer had been agreed between between the Steering Group and the owner of the Hare and Hounds following negotiation. The formal offer will be presented to the owner this week. The community effort to purchase the Hare and Hounds now moves into the next phase. […]

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Update: continued fundraising

We need to raise more money to support a community purchase of the Hare and Hounds. With wonderful community support, we raised over £300k last year. However, our initial purchase bid was rejected by the owner. We have agreed with the owner a short time period in which to raise further funds in order to increase the offer to an acceptable level. Therefore, we are […]

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Raised over £300k and submitted a purchase offer

We have raised over £300k in pledges to purchase the Hare and Hounds and to re-open it as a community pub. At a meeting on 5th December 2016 for those who had pledged, there was unanimous agreement that the Steering Group should proceed with making a purchase offer and enter negotiations with the owner of the Hare and Hounds. It was also agreed that the […]

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Village meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 5th December in Harlton Village Hall

A meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 5th December in Harlton Village Hall. At this meeting, we shall be seeking approval from our pledgers for the bid we plan to submit on Tuesday 6th December. Everyone is welcome to the meeting on the 5th December, so please come along and hear all the latest information: the current state of pledging and other fund-raising; […]

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Deadline for pledges extended to 5th December

The deadline for receiving pledges to invest in the pub has been extended from 20th November to 5th December. The original deadline was set to enable the Steering Group to assess the level of support for the campaign before putting together a bid to buy the pub. Now that we are confident we shall be able to submit a bid, we have extended the pledge […]

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Second pledge update of the day – now past £275k

Good news on the pledging front for the second time today. We’ve now passed £275k in pledges. Total amount pledged so far stands at £278,650. We’re making great progress towards reopening the Hare and Hounds.

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Pledges have passed £250k

We’ve passed £250k in pledges to re-open the Hare and Hounds. As of 23rd November £258,650 has been pledged. We’re making great progress, but still have a way to go. Please keep supporting the effort.

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Pledge tracker

We’ve posted a pledge tracker to the pledges page which we’ll update regularly. It shows where we’re at and where we need to be. It’s a big task but with strong support from the community we’re confident we can get there.

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Public meeting on 2nd November at 7.30pm

There is a meeting on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm at the Harlton Village Hall. The material from the first meeting will be covered, and any new information will also be shared. It will be another opportunity to speak with members of the Steering Group and to share your ideas for the pub. We are particularly keen to welcome residents from surrounding villages who may […]

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