Lots has been happening since the completion of the village survey last year and although there’s no certain outcome yet we have some bits to update you on to keep you in the loop.

After the meeting in the village hall on the 7th June a team formed and we have been exploring options to ensure we manage to retain a shop and pub in our village. We’ve completed a business survey on the Royal Oak and been working closely with The Village Stores to understand their businesses. We’d like to gather your thoughts on what you think we need if the Community buys the Royal Oak and incorporates a shop into the building along with the pub retaining the skittle alleys, pool table and possibly serving coffees etc during the day too.

Would you like to get involved? Please contact any of us on the team to share your thoughts and we meet on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Williams Hall and we’d love to hear from you and get your views and input; the meeting is open to everyone.


Chris Reah, David House, Graham Gleed, Heather Venn, Lawrence Baldwin, Mike Blair, Nick Sloan, Sam Smith & Sara Sollis

Heart of the Village – 9th January 2019