There are just two days left of our community share offer to save the Shop and Post Office in Weston-on-the-Green. Our share offer must end on the 31st January. We’ve raised over £160,000 towards our ‘ideal’ £250,000 target, exceeding our minimum funding requirement but uncertainty still remains over the increased borrowing costs for the remaining… Continue reading Final call for support – share offer ends Wednesday
The Weston SOS committee met with members of the local community on the 16th January to provide an update on our share offer. Thank-you to everyone that attended and came to speak to the committee at the meeting. It is abundantly clear there is still a strong desire the ‘Save Our Shop’ as an important… Continue reading Village Meeting Summary – 16th January 2024
We’re thrilled to share that, with just one week left until our original share offer end date, we’ve already raised an incredible £125,000, surpassing the minimum amount required to bring the Weston Pantry into community ownership. This is an outstanding achievement, thanks to the generous support of over 70 residents and businesses in Weston-on-the-Green and… Continue reading 🌟 Join the Success Story: Weston Pantry Share Offer Extended! Help Us Hit £250,000 and Secure Our Community’s Future! 🌍
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/
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
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
The community share offer for Weston SOS Limited is now live! Thanks to a great response over the last few days contacting some of our supporters and inviting them to become amongst the first to purchase community shares, we’ve already been able to raise £19,550 in community shares and £100 from donations. You can read… Continue reading Share offer now live!
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!
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
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