HOTV News

The Royal Oak is Open

It is with relief, pride and anticipation that I can report that the Royal Oak opened for business this weekend. On a chilly but bright Friday evening we were able to welcome almost eighty guests to socially distanced tables where they received service from our...

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Royal Oak sign

Through its longish history the Royal Oak seems to have sported many different signs. This is a short history of the ones we know about.

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Royal Oak pub reopening

With the gradual relaxation of Covid restrictions, the pub at the Royal Oak is re-opening for business on Friday 16th April, from 6 to 9pm.

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Improving HOTV Communication

In response to a number of recent comments, we have been taking stock of where we may be going wrong with our communications to HOTV members and what we need to change to improve things.

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HOTV February Update

The community shop continues to trade strongly. There has been increased sales of both fresh fruit and vegetables as well as chilled meat and fish. This is particularly pleasing as much of this produce is sourced locally and therefore makes a positive contribution to...

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The Community Shop Has Opened

It gives me great satisfaction to tell you that the community shop opened in the Royal Oak at 07:30 on Monday Morning having closed for the last time in the 'Shop in a Box' at 12:30 the previous day. Trading started without problems and by lunchtime over seventy...

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HOTV November Update – 1

Monday, November 30th, marks the second major milestone in our project journey. The community shop will relocate from the 'shop in a box' at the Village Hall to its new home in the Royal Oak during the weekend. Final preparations are underway, and stock is already...

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November HOTV Report

Since the last Report there has been tremendous progress in our project to create a commercial and social hub  in the centre of the village. A project team guided by John Davison and Nick Sloan has set about making the renovations necessary to relocate the shop to the...

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This page will be used to inform HOTV Members and others of the progress of the share offer, and then progress towards the purchase of the Oak and other aspects of the project as we are able to move from fundraising to action. if you have anything you’d like to add to this page, please inform Nick or any member of the current committee.