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Village buys its own library, shop, and pub in UK first

A village has taken drastic measures to prevent it from becoming a ghost town by applying to have its pub listed as an asset of community value.

Residents of Trawden, in the Pendle district of Lancashire, feared that The Trawden Arms would be another hospitality victim of the pandemic when the search for a new landlord failed.

 

In response, they decided to start fundraising in the community using Zoom and Facebook groups.

400 residents agreed to purchase shares in the pub, which has served locals since 1895, and £550,000 was raised.

Read the rest at Wales Online

 

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