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Update – September 2020

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September 2020 – Concept Designs have been completed An important milestone has been achieved with the completion of the Concept Designs for the George. The plans show how the ground floor will make the most of the important heritage of the building with the public areas of restaurant and lounge bar taking centre stage in […]

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Update – June 2020

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Annual Progress Report A year of adjustment, celebration and key appointments – not forgetting a virus! Despite everything the year saw major progress towards our goal of restoring The George as Wickham Market’s Community Pub. A successful second application and a Lottery Heritage award has enabled us to assemble the project team of professional architects […]

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The George presses on.

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The George presses on We hope that all our friends and supporters are keeping well and safe. Although the current circumstances have meant that we have not been able to hold planned events for you to enjoy and to allow us to keep you up-to-date with progress (but see below), we have not been idle […]

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Latest News – September 2019

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By George, we’ve got it! We are fantastically pleased to announce that our application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a Heritage Enterprise Development Phase Grant has been approved. Thanks to the Heritage Fund and the country’s National Lottery players, a grant of £82,000 will allow us to develop our plans to reconstruct the […]

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Latest News – April 2019

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We’re going again! The result of the recent ballot of shareholders was an overwhelming yes to apply again to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) for a grant to help restore and rebuild the George Community Pub. Of the 72% return 204 shareholders voted in favour of reapplying with only 28 against. The George Committee […]

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Latest News – November 2018

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As most of you will be aware The George Community Pub (Wickham Market) Ltd now own the Grade11 listed George Pub and to be able to restore the building have applied for first round funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Unfortunately, our first application failed which is not unusual.  We have since met with our […]

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Latest News – Oct 2018

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In September we received news from the Heritage Lottery Fund that our grant application for funding had been unsuccessful. We will now ask the shareholders to vote on whether we re-apply or not depending on further discussions with our case officers at the regional office of HLF in Cambridge. It may mean we will need […]

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IMPORTANT SHARE INFORMATION

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IMPORTANT SHARE INFORMATION We are pleased to inform you that we are now over halfway to reaching our minimum share target of £100,000. Share applications are coming in steadily on a daily basis, but the deadline of 23rd June is fast approaching. We know that many more supporters are planning to invest but haven’t yet […]

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Share launch event – 12th May

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 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 […]

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28 April Pop up Pub and Karaoke.

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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 […]

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Share Issue Launch delayed

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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.

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Architectural Heritage Fund supports The George

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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 […]

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Public meeting held on 10th February.

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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 […]

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George Quiz night – Friday 23rd March

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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 […]

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Public Meeting on 10th February

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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 […]