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Times Echo and Life / community

April 11, 2019

Village pub purchased by community

A VILLAGE pub has been saved by a community group. The Shrewsbury Arms in Kingstone closed its doors in May last year and following public meetings held in the village hall in October the Kingstone Community Society was formed with the vision of establishing a community hub within the property. Since then, the society has been working hard to raise the funds needed to purchase the property which went under an auctioneer's hammer last Wednesday – April 3.

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February 7, 2019

Funds raised to save pub

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds to save a village pub for the community has been reached. The Kingstone Community Society, which has the vision of establishing a Community Hub in the village, has reached its £100,000 target of selling shares to try and save The Shrewsbury Arms which closed last summer. The Kingstone pub, locally known as the Shrew, closed its doors in May last year, and following two open meetings which were held in the village hall in October, where the community voted overwhelmingly to support the purchase of the pub, to be owned and run as a community asset and community hub; the Kingtsone Community Society was formed.

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November 8, 2018

Vital support for Robert

VILLAGERS have raised thousands of pounds to give a Uttoxeter man the chance of a more independent life. Robert Brindley, 40, of Windsor Road, Uttoxeter, hosted a celebratory open day last week, after a new bedroom and wet room were completed at his home. After more than four years sleeping in his kitchen, Robert, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 26, can now manoeuvre his wheelchair between his living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

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July 26, 2018

WHO WILL RUN OUR LIBRARY?

VOLUNTEERS are being urged to step up and take on the management of Cheadle's library.

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May 23, 2018

Volunteers raise the bar

DETERMINED villagers were finally able to raise a glass in their community pub after a two-year project to re-open the Auctioneers Arms.

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May 9, 2018

Opportunity ‘Knocks’ as villagers raise toast to community venture

VILLAGERS are set to celebrate the re-opening of a popular pub.

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February 21, 2018

Wild idea for village meadows could help trim budget too

VILLAGE leaders are going wild to create an asset for their community that combines conservation and cost-cutting.

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January 25, 2018

James mounts community effort to pay for Asia trip

A SIXTH FORM student is pulling out all the stops to fund a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Asia.

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January 4, 2018

New Year new start for Draycott speed campaign

A new volunteer group are ready to launch village project aiming to stop speed demons.

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