Following a very successful Residents Meeting on the 3rd June, (review below) a Public Meeting has been arranged for 17th June to answer questions and discuss the information from the speakers.
This meeting will take a slightly different format to the residents meeting.
The answers to questions posed at the residents meeting and subsequent feedback will be covered, representatives from CAMRA and another community pub will be available to answer any questions, and it will be another opportunity to ask any questions about the business plan.
It is being held at the Mechanics Institute in the main street of Kirkby Malzeard and starts at 7PM.
Past Residents Meeting Summary
We were thrilled by the turnout at the public meeting on Monday night.
Speakers came from across North Yorkshire to share their experiences of Community pubs.
The George and Dragon at Hudswell, which has been established for nearly a decade, shared their story of nationwide industry awards glory and successful local community projects, adding to their beautiful Swaledale location.
The Green Dragon at Exelby, recently opened as a community pub, shared their experiences of getting their project off the ground and making their first steps in the running of a community pub.
Locality, a charity that provides support to community run initiatives, outlines what they can do; in fact Sophie, the Locality rep, has been so inspired by our campaign, that she is now spearheading a team mounting their own campaign in her own village in North Leeds, to save their local pub.
Representatives from CAMRA highlighted why community pubs work in a market where many PubCo run establishments are failing, and were able to answer lots of questions from the audience.
The overwhelming sentiment from the meeting was that this project has every chance to be a huge success in a village like Kirkby Malzeard, all we need is your support.