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  • Northumberland Arms Public Meeting: February 28, 2017
  • Northumberland Arms Share Offer Public Meeting: July 01, 2017
  • Northumberland Arms Share Offer Closes: September 30, 2017
  • Table Top Sale at Northumberland Arms: November 25, 2017
  • Northumberland Arms Community Pub Reopens: December 16, 2017

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« Reply #49 on: Yesterday at 07:39:49 PM »
On one hand, I think the communication could have been a lot better with shareholders.
On the other hand, I've never tried to re-open a pub that's been been closed for some time, and do all the work that this requires!

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« Reply #48 on: Yesterday at 09:51:50 AM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

In a word, no, neither have some others I know.

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« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 08:53:21 AM »
They are replying to questions on their FB page saying that the pub will be open from 4pm on Saturday.

When I added a comment and a link to this thread it was deleted, which is a bit disappointing but never mind.

I haven't seen a full announcement anywhere yet but if / when I do I'll pop the details here.


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« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2017, 08:47:10 PM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

No not here yet.
I spoke to someone on the committee on Saturday and he seemed fairly sure that they would open on Saturday and they have just posted a video of beer coming out of a tap!
Hopefully will get the details for Saturday soon........
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« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »
anyone received their share certificate and invite to Saturday yet ?

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« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
Latest news is that the Thumb reopening will now be Saturday 16th December. They were aiming for the 9th but there has just been too much to do!

More details a bit nearer the time.

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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2017, 10:11:58 AM »
There is also a Table Top sale at the Thumb this weekend!

Sat 25 Nov 10-4, call Peter on 0161 427 8776 if you’d like to book a space.

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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 09:22:54 AM »
The latest news (17th November) is that the Society completed the purchase of the Northumberland Arms on Friday 10th November - in their own words, "lock, stock and with plenty of room for barrels!"

They are starting a minor pre-Christmas refurbishment, and are working towards a re-opening date of Saturday 9th 16th December 2017. Full details will be made available nearer to that date.

The Society is also in the process of generating share certificates, and will endeavour to get these posted out to share-holders within the next ten days.

There is a tremendous amount of work to do in the intervening period to get things ready, and with that in mind the Society is looking for volunteers from within their cohort of shareholders. They've had lots of messages via social media expressing a wish to get involved, so if you do want to lend a hand in the preparations on a voluntary basis, please get in touch via their web site contact page with some brief details of what you’d like to help with, whether you have any particular skills or expertise they can draw upon, your availability and your contact telephone number, and the Thumb Team will be in touch.Current and future tasks the Society are looking for immediate assistance with are:

Refurbishment works:
  • Cleaning team (interior of the building, and fixtures and fittings etc)
  • Wallpaper stripping / preparation for decorating team
  • Decorating team
  • Finishing & setting up team
  • Gardening party (initially, a really good clear out and cutting back overgrown areas etc)
Opening /Post opening:
  • Volunteer bar work
  • Volunteer café work
  • Volunteer catering work
  • Volunteers willing to set up and run various groups and activities are also more than welcome!
They are of course also in the process of hiring part time and full-time staff, so if you or anyone you know are looking for paid work at The Northumberland Arms, get in touch too.
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2017, 03:46:38 PM »
Thanks

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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2017, 02:21:23 PM »
Is it too late to invest now the target has been reached ?!?

I believe they did not reach their upper limit by the deadline so you may be able to.

I'd suggest getting in touch with organisers via this link: https://www.thenorthumberlandarms.com/contact
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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2017, 02:15:16 PM »
Is it too late to invest now the target has been reached ?!?

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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2017, 01:36:51 PM »
There was a comment on Facebook over the weekend that the society now owns the pub!  Still work to do before it re-opens but great news.

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« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2017, 06:46:55 AM »
Congratulations to the Northumberland Arms Community Society on reaching your target!

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« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2017, 04:19:30 PM »
There is now less than £6,000 to go! Come on Marple, Marple Bridge people - own your own pub!

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-northumberland-arms-community-society-limited/?


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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2017, 11:05:39 AM »
Saving the Thumb is now so close and only £20,550 is needed with 37 hours left!

Crowdfunder have now uploaded the full £100,000 Big Society Capital money, and there have been a few more investments.

Co-operative & Community Finance have also emailed to say they have approved a £25,000 investment and will upload it to Crowdfunder today.

There is £45,000 in postal applications that will also be uploaded to Crowdfunder today.

So the total at 10.45am on 29/09/17 is: Crowdfunder £205,450, + Postal pldges £45,000, + CCF £25,000 = TOTAL £275,450 at the moment.

So there is a further £20,550 to raise and the big challenge is to do that with only 37 hours left.

Ring everyone you know. Facebook everyone you know. Go and knock on doors. Email. Tweet.

THE COMMUNITY CAN DO THIS!!


http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-northumberland-arms-community-society-limited/
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