Interested in becoming a part owner of the pub?
Minimum investment just £50!
We are establishing a Community Benefit Society to purchase and manage the pub for the village. That will offer investors a great deal of protection.
If you would like to express an interest in investing, please complete the form below.
This is not a binding commitment, but it will help us understand how much funding we can raise from the community. We will publish a full share prospectus soon.
The information you provide will be treated confidentially.
Here are some other things you can do
This list will grow over time, so do come back to check how you can help save The Blue Bell.
We need help to complete our plans for the premises.
If you have expertise in any of the following and might be able to help, email :
Graphic design (for print materials)
Company secretarial work
Raising the funds
Most importantly, we need to raise the funds to buy and renovate the pub. We understand that many people will be in a very different personal situation today than they were just a couple of weeks ago and so we have decided not to ask for money at present but instead to ask for non-binding pledges to help us use this period of lockdown to plan and progress with funding applications as best we can.
There are grants and loans available that will help, but at some point, when the current health emergency is over, we will need to raise a good deal of money from villagers and others who want to support the pub and in effect become part owners. Investors will get a vote as members of the Community Benefit Society.
The minimum investment will be £50. We may need to raise more than £100,000 from the sale of shares, so we hope that many people will want to provide more support for the pub.
We aim to issue a share prospectus very soon that will give all the information you need to make a decision. Please give some thought now to whether you could invest (all being well) and do contact us if you would like to know more.
Thanks to the Parish Council, The Blue Bell has been made an ‘Asset of Community Value’ by Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. This is very helpful indeed, but we still need to work quickly to raise all the funds we need so that we can make a bid for the pub in the summer.
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