As of Sunday March 1, we have hit our share offer target of £200,000 from the community. Thanks and congratulations to all of you who have contributed. Contributions are still coming in, and these are very much welcomed —£200K was the target minimum, so the more we can boost it, the less reliant we will be on loans in the early stages of the project.

The next stage is for us to make a formal offer for the Royal Oak, which is also a condition of the provisional grants and loans that we have been offered. There is a meeting at the Village Hall on Monday March 2 where you can hear more details and ask questions. We will publish further information on as the situation develops.