The grant helped purchase and refurbish the pub, simultaneously putting it into the hands of the community and maintaining services to help local people.
The pub offers a friendly drop-in centre for anyone who feels lonely or isolated, or just want a chat. The elderly lunch club and internet training services the pub offers helps with social inclusion and health and wellbeing.
Increasing social cohesion
After the discussions had around ‘save the pub’ campaign, there’s been a dramatic effect on the cohesion of the village. New and renewed friendships have been formed and 40+ volunteers are involved with the project.