Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Would you like a share in fields at Whatcombe?

Attention has shifted to the fields at Whatcombe after another well-loved set of fields went up for auction last month. Save Open Spaces asked the landowner (via the auctioneer) if he would grant us 6 months to raise the money to buy it, so that we wouldn't have the same experience as last year when our community asset bid failed for Rodden Lake Stream Meadow.

So, the paperwork is not finalised yet, but we have a 6 month window to raise £350,000. Ideally, we will set up a community share scheme so that you can invest money but also have the opportunity to withdraw it in future - though probably not with interest, as this will be a not-for-profit venture.

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday 29th July at 7pm at the Scout Hut on Welshmill Lane.
  • Come if you've already pledged to help
  • Come if you haven't and you would like to find out more
  • Send us a message if you can't make the date and we'll email you with an update

With thanks to Jennie for the lovely photo.