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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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Project gets the Green Light from Heritage Lottery Fund

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The Management  Committee would firstly like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We are very pleased to report that we received formal Permission to Start (and our first, advance grant payment) from the National Lottery Heritage Fund on December 13th. Before Christmas, we issued Invitations to Tender to nine Project […]

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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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New National Lottery Heritage Fund application submitted

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After many hours of hard work by Committee members, we submitted our new Heritage Enterprise application, for the major part of funds needed to bring The George back to life, by the deadline on Tuesday 28th May. This was in accordance with our Members’ wishes as expressed in the Options ballot in February. Our application […]

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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 […]