AMM 2021 Minutes - AMM 2021 Minutes.pdf
AMM 2021 - Notice of rescheduled Annual Members' Meeting
AMM 2021 Annual Report - Chairs Report.pdf Annual Accounts.pdf
AMM 2021 Agenda - AMM 2021 Agenda.pdf
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AMM 2021 Management Committee Nomination Form - 2021 Nomination Form
February 2nd 2021 - Joint MCBS Bell Bulletin
December 18th 2020 - Joint MCBS Bell Bulletin
December 9th 2020 - Joint MCBS Bell Bulletin
November 17th 2020 - Supporters Bulletin
November 2nd 2020 - Lockdown #2 Bulletin
AMM 2020 Minutes - AMM 2020 Minutes.pdf
AMM 2020 Agenda - AMM 2020 Agenda.pdf
AMM 2019 Minutes - AMM 2019 Minutes.pdf
AMM 2020 Annual Reports - Chairmans_Report.pdf Annual Accounts.pdf
AMM 2020 Announcement - IMPORTANT CLICK HERE amm_announcement.pdf
September 20th 2020 - Shareholder Bulletin 2020_0916_shareholder_bulletin.pdf
August 18th 2020 - Shareholders & Supporters Bulletin 2020_0817_shareholder_bulletin_.pdf
July 24th 2020 - Re-opening further information 2020_0724_more_re-opening_information_short.pdf
July 20th 2020 - Opening on the 1st August : 2020_0715_opening_1st_august.pdf
May 23rd 2020 - OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ May's Latest Good News can be read here : OYEZ! Announcement
April 29th 2020 : Lockdown! - work goes on - read more here : April Latest News
February 11th 2020 : Progress reports and dates for your diary can be viewed here : February Latest News
November 30th 2020 : Events and more can be viewed here : November Latest News
October 8th 2019 : First meeting of the new committee.
September 29th : Our accounts have now been submitted to the FCA, these are available to view here : mcbs_accounts_2018-2019.pdf
September 27th : The Annual Member's Meeting was held at St Leonard's Church, a full report will be posted here soon.
July 4th : Our Membership Strategy has been published, you can read it here : membershipv3.pdf
March 28th : Date for Annual Members Meeting (AMM) set for Friday 27th September, more details to be circulated over the summer.
March 15th : Official Opening of The Bell at Yarpole - you can read Martin Flaherty's address here : mcbs_opening.pdf
March 4th : The pub is now fully up and running with a full menu and drinks offering - see the pub website for full details (as below)
February 6th : Pub website re-designed to match with updated pub sign and name - www.thebellatyarpole.co.uk
February 3rd : The pub is re-opening initially for drinks only on Friday 8th February at 5pm, food will follow soon after.
February 1st : This is the date that the new tenants of The Bell at Yarpole - Carole Dare and Sally Milsom move to the pub, full opening to be announced soon.
January 11th : Martin Flaherty has taken-over as Chair, many thanks to Kate Darby for her hard work in getting the Society established.
December 21st : Read our Latest Pub Newsletter here : mailchi.mp/744375546e21/christmas-update-from-the-mortimer-cbs?e=ae7bda5b41
December 18th : We have now found tenants for the pub! We should be open within the next six weeks with any luck... more news soon.
November 25th : Volunteers needed... weather permitting, further outdoor work would be helpful.
November 20th : Latest Pub Newsletter has been published, you can read it here : newsletter2.pdf
November 13th : The Bell now has a Twitter feed, get the very latest news here : https://twitter.com/thebellyarpole
October 27th : Pub Drop-In from 2pm to 4pm, a chance for everyone to see the progress that's being made and meet the team.
October 23rd : The Mortimer CBS have purchased a new web domain for the pub - www.thebellatyarpole.co.uk
October 13th : Latest news for October circulated by email to all shareholders, you can read the content here : updateoct.pdf
October 13th : Pub Drop-In Afternoon announced - the pub will be open to all Saturday 27th October, full details here : dropin.pdf
October 10th : Share certificates have now been printed and will be distributed to all shareholders by the end of the month.
September 26th : Article published in The Morning Advertiser, read it here : www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2018/09/26/Herefordshire-village-buys-Ei-pub-for-275-000
September 24th : Hereford CAMRA Hopvine Magazine publishes article about The Bell, read it here (pages 22&23) : herefordcamra.org.uk/Autumn2018online.pdf
September 21st : New update published with news about the refurbishment, publicity and pub garden, read it here: bellupdate1.pdf
September 15th : Our story is published in seven regional newspapers -The Northern Echo, Somerset County Gazette, St Helens Star, North Wales Chronicle, North Wales Pioneer, East Lothian Courier, Warrington Guardian, Whitchurch Herald.
September 15th : The Bell Inn appears in The Daily Mirror and the i News : https://inews.co.uk/news/villagers-yarpole-pub-save-from-housing-developers
September 14th : The Bell Inn appears in The Daily Express : https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1017496/villagers-save-pub-shareholders-closure-hertfordshire-bell-inn-uk
September 14th : BBC Midlands Today film the pub, shop and café for a piece shown in their early evening show.
September 13th : The Mortimer CBS take possession of The Bell Inn on behalf of the shareholders.
September 7th : Our story features in the Hereford Times, link to the story here: www.herefordtimes.com/news/16695689.communitys-bid-to-buy-village-pub-successful/
August 28th : The Mortimer Community Benefit Society Ltd have reached agreement to buy The Bell Inn from Enterprise Inns, all our funding has been local.
August 22nd : Total raised so far £208,000 - discussions with a major donor are nearly concluded, so this figure should increase significantly very soon...
August 10th : Over £150,000 raised in the first week through the share offer!
July 27th : Public meeting at St Leonard's Church and launch of our share offer.
July 26th : BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester run story and video on their Facebook page, link here: en-gb.facebook.com/bbcherefordandworcester/
July 26th : The Bell Inn features in The Hereford Times, link to the story and pictures here: www.herefordtimes.com/news/16379154.villagers-gear-up-to-save-pub/#gallery0
July 21st : Hereford Times visits Yarpole - here's the picture! bellpic.jpg
July 18th : BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester record article about The Bell Inn for their news bulletin.
July 14th : Pub Newsletter published, you can read it here: newsletter.pdf
July 13th : Management Committee progress meeting in Yarpole,
July 9th : Final survey results are published showing overwhelming support for the project, you can see for yourself here: pub_survey.pdf
July 9th : The Bell Inn is the centre-page feature in CAMRA's latest Hopvine Magazine, here's a link: herefordcamra.org.uk/Summer2018online.pdf
July 3rd : Management Committee progress meeting in Bicton.
June 25th : Management Committee meeting to fix date of share offer and review progress.
June 22nd : The Mortimer Community Benefit Society Ltd now fully registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
June 19th : First informal interview with potential pub tenant.
June 15th : Formal business survey of The Bell being undertaken by MJD Hughes.
June 8th : Steering Group meet to finalise share offer and Business Plan before going public.
June 6th : Updated pledges from the community now exceed £175,000 pledged by 118 individuals.
May 30th : The Society is now registered with The Plunkett Foundation and has received an initial grant to aid progress and set-up costs.
May 30th : Support for buying The Bell Inn is currently at over 80% of villagers surveyed.
May 29th : Current pledges from the community now exceed £160,000.
May 28th : Meeting held to formalise Business Plan and discuss funding.
May 24th : Steering Group meet to elect committee and agree constitution.
May 5th : Hereford Times, Worcester News and The Droitwich Advertiser run articles about our campaign.
May 4th : Steering Group elect to form a Community Benefit Society.
May 3rd : First public meeting held at Yarpole church attended by around 150 residents, presentations given by Steering Group members.
April 5th : First meeting of residents organised to agree plan to buy The Bell.