Front Page News: Bicester Advertiser

Our campaign to save the Weston Pantry from closing has made the front page news of the Bicester Advertiser this week. Make sure to pick up or request your copy from the Weston Pantry! Help us reach the finish line by buying your shares now! Bicester Advertiser (online): https://www.bicesteradvertiser.net/news/23907966.bicester-villagers-launch-campaign-save-shop-closing/ Oxford Mail (online – paywall): https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23907966.bicester-villagers-launch-campaign-save-shop-closing/

One week in – £68,900

We’re now one week into our Community Share Offer and the resposne we’ve received from the community has been overwhelming. In just seven days, we’ve raised the following amounts: This is amazing progress towards our ideal target of £250,000 and well over half way to our minimum of £105,000. In addition to the confirmed pledges… Continue reading One week in – £68,900

Successful Community Share Booster Fund Award – up to £15,000

We are proud to announce that our community share offer has been offered £15,000 in equity match investment from Co-operatives UK’s Community Shares Booster Fund.   This means that for every pound the community invests up to £15,000, we’ll have another pound in investment from the fund.  This is a welcome boost to our campaign, which… Continue reading Successful Community Share Booster Fund Award – up to £15,000

Share Offer Launch – Village Meeting Review

Thank-you to everyone that came along to our meeting at the Village Hall on Monday 6th November. The meeting was well attended by members of the local community. Our Chair, Sam Sharp, started by giving an overview of our vision for the Weston Pantry, as a shop owned by the local community, serving the local… Continue reading Share Offer Launch – Village Meeting Review

Weston Pantry Community Photo – Sunday 5th November 11am

Please come and join the Weston SOS committee outside the Weston Pantry at 11am on Sunday 5th November for a quick photo opportunity. We’ve been asked by the local press to provide a photo with members of the community in front of the shop. The weather is looking good for tomorrow, so we hope you’ll… Continue reading Weston Pantry Community Photo – Sunday 5th November 11am

Business Plan and Share Offer Prospectus now available!

Following the successful award of the Community Shares Standard Mark this week, we’re pleased to announce that our Business Plan and Share Offer Document are now available to view/download on our Share Offer page. Printed copies will be available in the Weston Pantry soon. We invite members of our local community to review our business… Continue reading Business Plan and Share Offer Prospectus now available!

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Weston SOS Limited awarded Community Shares Standard Mark

We’re pleased to report that we’ve been granted the Community Shares Standard Mark. The Community Shares Standard Mark is awarded by the Community Shares Unit to offers that meet national standards of good practice. These standards ensure that: Societies are asked to sign a Code of Practice requiring them, among other things, to give the… Continue reading Weston SOS Limited awarded Community Shares Standard Mark

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Update: Community Ownership Fund Application Submitted

Weston SOS is pleased to report that we have submitted our full application to the Community Ownership Fund for a capital grant of £250,000 and a revenue grant of £31,000 in time for the deadline on the 11th October 2023: This marks the culmination of months of effort from the Weston SOS committee to prepare… Continue reading Update: Community Ownership Fund Application Submitted

Letters of Support

Weston SOS was grateful to receive two letters of support as part of the preparations of our business plan, one from Diane Bohm, Chair of the Weston-on-the-Green Parish Council and another from John Howell MP, the local MP for the constituency of Henley in which the Weston Pantry is located. Parish Council John Howell MP… Continue reading Letters of Support