Community’s bid accepted for Spennithorne pub

The Old Horn. Photo: Gordon Hatton.

Residents of Spennithorne and Harmby are being urged to attend a public meeting after a community group’s offer was accepted for their village pub.

The doors have been shut at the Old Horn in Spennithorne since the beginning of September.

Last week, the owners agreed a sale price with The Old Horn Community Pub Society.

At a public meeting next Wednesday (14 December) details of the sale, and the business plan which forms part of a bid for match-funding from public funds, will be revealed.

The meeting will take place at 6.30pm in Harmby Village Hall – although, if England make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup, the meeting will be put back to the same time on Friday 16 December.

As well as learning about the latest developments, residents will be asked to support the takeover by buying a share or shares in the pub.

All details of the share offer will be provided at the meeting.

“This is a tremendous step forward in our campaign,” said Richard Wortley, a spokesman for the community pub society.

“We have already seen a huge amount of support for the takeover from residents in the form of attendance at previous public meetings and responses to our leafleting campaign

“Now we need to take the next big step forward and raise the money required to buy.

“We know that times are hard and that money is tight, but this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a massive difference to the quality of life for people in our villages.”

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