What is The Race for The Racehorse?
We plan to open a new community pub!
The Racehorse was until recently the village pub for Westhall, serving surrounding villages as well. We are aiming to buy it as a community asset. Here's why you should join The Race for The Racehorse. You will
Get involved in the local community
Help to preserve your community for the future
Be able to buy shares and own your own pub
Have a place to meet friends, new an old, in the locality
Be able to contribute your views on how it is run
We intend The Racehorse to be more than a pub, serving the needs of all groups in the community.
Currently you can show your support by pledging to buy shares…
You can pledge as little as £25 for one share, right up to the maximum amount oF £20,000 for 800 shares.
Please browse the Public Documents section for full details of the share scheme.
Remember: Once it's gone, it's gone forever!
What is our project?
We want to reopen the Racehorse as a community pub. Most of us see the 'local' as an important part of the life of an English village. We agree and think that Westhall deserves its own pub.
A community pub is owned and run by the people it serves. There are an increasing number across the country operating successfully. And remember, not only does it provide entertainment and community, it also increases the value of homes in the area by as much as 10%!
In order to kick-start the project a Community Meeting was held on 18th January 2018, at which a number of people volunteered to help get the project underway. As we move to a more formal stage in the project, we will be seeking the election of a new committee at a public meeting in Quarter 4 2018.
We have a maximum of one year to make this a success, but aim to get up and running well before that if at all possible.
We will be seeking to buy the pub, refurbish it, and run it for the benefit of the community and surrounding areas. We will need lots of people to get involved in this inititative if it is to be a success.
There are organisations who can help us with advice, grants and loans. We will be making best use of all of this as part of the project.
We will be holding a range of events for the local community, to support the project. Why not join us in The Race for the Racehorse!
Pop-Up Pubs are held approximately monthly. Watch out for details
The Pop-Up Pubs, held in the Village Hall, aim to bring the community of Westhall closer together, and also to gather momentum for the main aim, the re-opening of The Racehorse.
We have held several Pop-Up Pubs so far, very well attended by a cross-section of the community. As well as drinks at a very reasonable price, there are games and the opportunity to talk to friends, old and new.
The Way Forward
The Next Major Public Event is planned for THIRD Quarter 2018
The current committee consists of volunteers, who have been working on a more formal plan. This will be presented in a public meeting, at which we will seek your approval as well as the election of a new committee.
Watch this space for the date of the meeting.
Fundraising events are important for our cause
Keep looking out for posters in the village, as well as this website, for other fundraising events. If you have a great idea, please let us know and we will organise it.
The Race for the Racehorse!
Westhall needs a Pub to be a thriving community.
Join us in our enterprise and have lots of fun along the way!
There are many ways in which you can contribute to the project. Whether it is through specialist skills, time and energy or financial contributions, we need you to make the project a success. We welcome anything, however large or small. And by doing so, you will help to make Westhall a great place to live.
Please see the 'GET INVOLVED' page for specialist skills we need immediately
Join us at en event
Events will generate much needed funds for our project, and are key to its success.
To be successful, we need many people to be involved, with as much or as little time as they can afford.
pledge to buy shares
We need your pledges of support by 30th November 2018.