🌟 Weston SOS Public Meeting: Unite to Save Our Shop! 🌟

We are thrilled to invite you to a crucial event that will shape the future of our beloved Weston-on-the-Green – the Weston SOS (‘Save Our Shop’) Public Meeting. This gathering is scheduled for the 16th of January at 7:30 pm and will be held at the heart of our community, the Weston-on-the-Green Village Hall. This… Continue reading 🌟 Weston SOS Public Meeting: Unite to Save Our Shop! 🌟

ITV Meridian Filming – 9:45am 27th December

ITV Meridian will be visiting us at 10am on the 27th December to do some filming about Weston SOS and our mission to bring the Shop and Post Office into community ownership following the news of our successful Community Ownership Fund grant outcome. They would like to record some video footage of people using the… Continue reading ITV Meridian Filming – 9:45am 27th December

It’s a Christmas Miracle! 🎄🎅 COF Grant Success

Our Community Ownership Fund (COF) application for £249,999 of capital grant funding and £31,000 of revenue funding has been successful! This is huge news for Weston SOS and brings us one huge leap closer towards our goal of bringing the Weston Pantry into community ownership – thank-you so much to everyone that has supported us… Continue reading It’s a Christmas Miracle! 🎄🎅 COF Grant Success

Total Update: £131,750 & COF Grant Result Date

Total Raised Just a short update from the Weston SOS Limited Committee – our grand total across community share investments and donations now stands at £131,750 from 68 investors, that’s over £25,000 above our minimum target and well over half-way towards our ideal target of £250,000. Community Ownership Fund Grant We’ve also received an update… Continue reading Total Update: £131,750 & COF Grant Result Date

Half-way – £86,975 raised with three weeks to go

We’re now exactly half-way through our Community Share Offer which is running from the 1st November until the 13th December to raise £250,000 to buy the Weston Pantry and bring it into community ownership. So far we’ve raised a fantastic sum of £86,975 made up of: Thank-you so much to everyone that has bought shares… Continue reading Half-way – £86,975 raised with three weeks to go

Community Ownership Fund Update

Today, the 17th November 2023, we received the following update from the Community Ownership Fund: We are writing to update you on your application to the Community Ownership Fund, Round 3 Window 2, which closed on 11th October.  We have now completed assessment of all applications, and are moving into the next stage of moderation and… Continue reading Community Ownership Fund Update

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

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

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

Public Meeting – 11th July 7:30pm – Village Hall

Weston SOS are pleased to share that we’ll be holding a public consultation meeting on Tuesday 11th July at 7:30pm at the Weston on the Green Village Memorial Hall to present our plan for the future of the Shop and Post Office. Put it in your calendar! It’s been a while since we shared any… Continue reading Public Meeting – 11th July 7:30pm – Village Hall