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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Second pop-up pub a success

The second pop-up pub was held on Friday 9th December and was a great success with a good turn out, music, games and food from Provenance Kitchen. Stay tuned for dates for the next pop-up pub in January, and send in any suggestions for what you’d like to see at the next event.

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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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Next Pop-up Pub to be held on Friday 9th December

Harlton Village Hall, 6.00pm to 11.00pm. Drinks, food, games, music – come and meet your friends – and make some new ones!

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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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Steering Group visits The Green Man, Thriplow

Members of the Steering Group visited The Green man at Thriplow last week to learn more about the their community purchase of the pub. There are great local examples of communities buying their local pub, and a wealth of knowledge and experience that we can call upon.    

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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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