HOTV News

Share offer current total £204,650

Community Shop

The Village Stores becomes our community shop today. Read an open letter of thanks to Ian and Karen.

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Shop Coronavirus Policy

Ian has drawn up a very rigorous policy document to explain what measures are being taken to ensure that the village shop can remain open, and to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

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We Did It!

Some of you who may have been through the Square perhaps will have already noticed that the Yard of Ale is overflowing. So it is with considerable pride and satisfaction that I am happy to report that we have reached our goal of raising £200,000 in community...

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Target hit!

As of Sunday March 1, we have hit our share offer target of £200,000 from the community.

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What’s happened to the yard?

The yard of ale totaliser outside the Royal Oak has been removed. This does not mean that we have reached our target, and certainly not that we have given up, just that the combined effects of Ciara and Dennis have been too much for the paper print. I’ll patch it up...

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Sunday Times mention

Yesterday's Sunday Times had an article (below) about the Broughton Community Shop. This was the village from whom we inherited our shop-in-a-box, and Stoke gets a brief mention. The significant point is that the new Broughton shop has 80 volunteers and is thriving....

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Volunteer introduction meetings

Two meetings at the Village Hall on Thursday 16 January (9:30 or 6:30) at which Ian Upshall will introduce people to the business of volunteering in the newly resited village shop.

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Share certificates 2

We must apologise for the time it has taken to supply the share certificates which were promised to all Members two months ago, Most of these have in fact been prepared for some time, and some of them have been distributed, but in order to save unnecessary expense and...

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HOTV Christmas Update

Many thanks to all who have supported our project in 2019. There is every indication that 2020 will be an exciting year that will see our project realised, as will be explained below. In the last update, we had just received notification of our success in applying for...

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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.