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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

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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 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: Yesterday at 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 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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Re: Northumberland Arms at Risk!
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2017, 03:46:38 PM »
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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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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2017, 04:06:38 PM »
Here's the latest status from the Northumberland Arms Share Offer:

New update: Share Offer update - £233,400 raised to date in total!

Our 'amount raised' on the Crowdfunder page does not reflect our actual total amount raised to date!

We have raised £44,000 via postal applications and a further £100,000 via Big Society Capital, so at 3pm Monday 25th September we only have a further £62,600 to raise!

Make your investment today and lets make this happen together!


http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-northumberland-arms-community-society-limited/
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« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2017, 09:50:36 PM »
The Northumberland Share Offer has been extended to 30th September.

The total on-line is growing nicely but still needs a big push if they are going to make it:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-northumberland-arms-community-society-limited/
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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
They have had a cheque from me too.  It's well worth looking at the proposals.  The plan is, when in profit, to pay interest in the shares.  Also there is a government scheme where you can claim something like half the money back from the initial share purchase.  Comes in the form of a credit to your tax bill.

Plus you help save an important community asset!

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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2017, 03:00:29 PM »
The Northumberland Arms Share offer is going really well but there is only a week left and they still have a way to go.

I've put my money where my mouth is and invested £1,000 in shares today.

I've since been told that the best option is to do it on-line via the link below, as then your contribution will be considered for match-funding by Crowdfunder:

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

Alternatively, you can send a cheque by following the instructions here: https://www.thenorthumberlandarms.com/business-plan-share-offer

Note that the crowd funding page shows the amount pledged on-line only and doesn't include cheque payments. I'm advised as of this morning the situation is £125,550 in share applications have been pledged, and they have applied for £100,000 of Crowd Match Funding from Big Society Capital. This gives a total of £225,550 against the target of £296,000.

So they've broken the back of it but need a big push and another £70,450 to finish by 22 September! Over half of this needs to be pledged via Crowdfunder in order to reach the £100,000 match.
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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2017, 05:45:47 AM »
The Northumberland Arms Share Offer is now open:

http://www.thenorthumberlandarms.co.uk/

It closes on 17th September.

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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2017, 07:46:28 AM »
Apparently there is a delay in getting the Thumb's Share Offer open whilst they await Community Share Standard Mark accreditation - they ask that people please be patient, they should be able to accept applications in a few days time.
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