You are invited to invest in Toppesfield Community Pub Limited
The community enterprise which owns The Green Man public house in Toppesfield.
The aim of the share offer is to raise new capital to assist in the planned substantial renovations and improvements to the Green Man.
Toppesfield Community Pub Limited is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society established and managed by the community for the benefit of the community.
The society is registered at the Financial Conduct Authority. Its Register Number is 31691R.
This share offer is open to both existing members and those who wish to become new members.
Our vision and the benefits to the community
The Green Man in Toppesfield was purchased by TCP in December 2012 and has since traded profitably and successfully.
The first objective of the society was to secure the future of this valuable village amenity for the community by the community and to avoid the fate that has befallen so many villages – the closure and loss of the village ‘local’.
The society sees the continuing existence of the Green Man as a vital means of maintaining community cohesion, providing a focal point to the village, supporting a wide range of groups and activities in the village and addressing the challenge of rural isolation.
Having successfully achieved the first objective, TCP is now ready to progress to the second stage of its ownership – to make the Green Man ‘more than a pub’.
The Management Committee has developed a transformational plan to make our village local more relevant to the needs of the community and to address the key rural challenges we face, those of relative isolation and maintaining community cohesion.
When the society purchased the pub in 2012, it was clear that there had been little investment in the building and its facilities for decades. Our first acts on buying the pub were to redress some of the clear and potentially dangerous defects.
However, the fundamental shortcomings of the facility are increasingly apparent and the Management Committee has decided, based on the feedback received from customers and members, to undertake a substantial refurbishment and renovation of the Green Man.