The Weston SOS Survey is now live and waiting for your response!
The results of the survey are essential in determining the feasibility of the various options we have to maintain the shop and post office in the village such as community ownership. It will provide the evidence/information required for grant applications (e.g. Plunkett foundation & Community Ownership Fund) and see whether we can raise the funds required to purchase the shop.
To purchase the freehold of the current shop property, stock and including any legal fees / taxes we would need to raise a total of approximately £600,000. If we pursue the community ownership route, we may be eligible for a matched grant of up to £250,000 from the government Community Ownership Fund.
The survey can be filled in online from our Survey page (which is easier for us to analyse the results!), but you can also print/request a paper copy and return it to the Weston Pantry or post it to us.
If you’re a resident of Weston on the Green – we’ll be hand delivering a copy of our survey and leaflet through your letterbox in the coming days.
If you’re not from the village – but you use or have an interest in the future of the Shop and Post Office in Weston on the Green then we’d really like to hear from you too!
Please head over to our Survey page to find out more and have your say.