SHARE LAUNCH SATURDAY 12 MAY 2018 on the Hill. Please join us for 20 minutes at midday, Saturday 12 May on the Market Hill where we will be having a big share launch photograph. If we are to achieve our aim of restoring the Pub we need to show as much support as possible. This is an opportunity to show everyone that we care about our village and that if no one else can take responsibility for the building, then we will! See you on the Hill on the 12th May at Midday. There’s a free drinks voucher for everyone […]
It has been announced in the EADT that Nicholas Jacob Architects, who have prepared the conceptual designs for the new George based on our community’s hopes and needs, and are currently assisting us with our HLF Heritage Enterprise grant application, have also helped the Harwich Electric Palace Cinema to apply for and be awarded the funds enabling the cinema trust to undertake essential conservation work to secure this unique part of Harwich’s heritage for the future. Our Quantity Surveyors, the Daniel Connal Partnership, are also part of the Harwich project team. Congratulations to NJA, DCP and to the Electric Palace! […]
One of the reasons why the share offer has been unavoidably delayed has been that Committee members Bill, Colin, George, Mike and Tony have been hard at work, preparing, submitting and revising the documents for independent assessment for the Community Shares Standard Mark. They have been assisted in this by Helen Melia, a business adviser specialising in community finance, who helps share offers like ours on behalf of The Plunkett Foundation. Helen’s invaluable input was funded by Co-Operatives UK’s ‘The Hive’ scheme. We are happy and proud to announce that we have now been awarded the Standard Mark. This is […]
Come join us in the Village Hall for the next Pop Up Pub on April 28th when we are thrilled to be joined by Apryl from Kiss Karaoke! The Pub will open at 7pm and entertainment will start at 7.30, it promises to be a great evening! Many of you might remember Apryl from when she used to perform in the original George, and she is really excited to be coming back to support our events. So please come along and welcome her back, maybe stretch your vocal chords and sing your favourite tune, or just enjoy having […]
The launch date for The George share issue has been delayed until after Easter. We’re really sorry about this but it is due to circumstances out of our control. Sorry to keep you on tenterhooks but we’ll be back soon with the revised launch date.
The vital last funding to enable us to launch our share issue and prepare our application for the major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has be awarded to the Society by the AHF on the basis of an application prepared by the Committee. The Project Development Grant of, up to, £7130 match funds equally-appreciated contributions from Suffolk County and Suffolk Coastal District Councils and The Wickham Market Partnership, the Society’s own funds and the proceeds from forthcoming events . AHF had previously, generously supported our feasibility study which apart from the Feasibility Study itself produced a Project Viability Report in the […]
More than 130 local residents attended a presentation held by the George Community Pub team on the afternoon of Saturday 10th February. The purpose of the presentation was to bring everyone up-to-date with the work that had been carried out in determining the future of the George as a community Pub. Chairman Colin Owens led the presentation and introduced two ‘special guests’ who happen to be supporters of community pubs. They were Suffolk County Councillor Alexander Nicoll and Terry Baxter of BBC Radio Suffolk fame. The presentation was given by members of the committee, each an expert in their own […]
The George Quiz Night Gather your team, and join us on Friday 23rd March in Wickham Market Village Hall. 6.30pm for 7pm Tickets £10 per person, including a Fish and Chip Supper from the Flaming Fryer Choice of meals include Cod & Chips, Chicken & Chips, Sausage & Chips and Veggie Burger & Chips. Bar will be available Teams of 4 or 6 persons Register your team by 16th March by contacting Jacky on 07803 907187 / Sophie on 07877 477089 or email email@example.com Tickets will also be available from the Teapot Cafe in Wickham Market We look forward to seeing you […]
Do you want answers to the following questions? Can we buy the Pub, and if so what will we be paying? Can we rebuild the pub and how much will it cost? Where will the money come from? Why does heritage and conservation matter? What do we need Community Shares for? What will the Pub do for the community? When will the Pub be open for business and will it be profitable? Who will run the Pub? What can I do to help make it happen? If so then come to the public meeting on 10th February.