Autumn news

Autumn News round-up

  • A new community pub for Saffron Walden
  • More houses, more pubs, more community shares – life as a lender under COVID-19
  • Community Business Renewal Fund from Power to Change
  • Two more Community Pubs opened in October
  • Last call for evidence from 'left behind' places
  • Events round up

Saffron Walden saves the Railway - pub, not trains

After a long journey with several delays the determined people of Saffron Walden in Essex now own the Railway Arms, an iconic pub that is part of the town’s industrial heritage.

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More houses, more pubs, more community shares – life as a lender under COVID-19

It goes without saying now that 2020 has been *quite* a year. Beyond ‘unprecedented’ and ‘challenging’ this has been one that none of us could have predicted and we’re still working our way through changes and shifts daily. You, like us, are probably thinking that this is here to stay for a while and we’re all trying to find whatever the ‘new normal’ is.

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Community Business Renewal Fund from Power to Change

Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the £3million Community Business Renewal Fund is part of this support package for the community business sector.

Find out more here

Two Community Pubs opened in October!

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‘The church is near, but the road is icy. The pub is far away, but I will walk carefully.’

This Russian proverb sums up much of how central the pub is to many people in Britain. For centuries, at times of celebration or crisis, pubs have provided a warm welcome, a sanctuary from the weather, a refreshing pause in a walk, a heart and centre for our communities.

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Last call for evidence - no space left behind

The deadline to feed into the Create Streets Foundation ‘No Place Left Behind’ research is the 2nd November.

They want to hear from you if you have information about past and current projects designed to improve life in England's neighbourhoods - what has worked well, what hasn’t, and what future projects and programmes need to do to succeed in getting a fairer and better deal for so-called 'left-behind' places.

You can feed in by online questionnaire, email, voicemail, or telephone interview before 2nd November - the more voices they hear from, the more representative the research will be so if this is a subject close to your heart, do read on and feed in.

Find out more here

Events round up

There are plenty of great events to attend online over the next few weeks. Here are just a few.

📅 30th October 2020
Community Business Mutual Aid monthly calls. Info here

📅 3rd November 2020
Community Energy England: What is ‘Local Area Energy Planning’ and what should community energy’s role be? Info here

📅 10/11 November
Locality unConvention Info here

📅 24/25 November
Social Enterprise UK Soocial Enterprise Futures Info here

📅 Fortnightly
'Chance to Chat' calls from Plunkett Foundation
For Community Shops and Community Pubs

📅 Various dates
Training for co-operatives from Co-operatives UK covering how to read management accounts, running your first AGM and much, much more - info here

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