Can you help plan Barley Mow community takeover?

9 May 2019

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People are being asked to spare their time and skills for a day of action-packed community business planning – to save the historic Barley Mow pub in Bramley from extinction.

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Community buyout? The Barley Mow in Bramley

The Barley Mow Supporters group, who are hoping to take the Barley Now Pub into community ownership following its closure last year, hope to evolve it into a pub of the future that offers much more than just a place to drink.

They’re holding a day to put together a community-led business plan to help the group take over the Grade II Listed pub and, critically, ensure it’s sustainable as a community enterprise.

The event runs at Bramley Community Centre in Waterloo Lane from 10am on Saturday, May 18.

Fran Graham, from the Friends group, said:

“We need doers, thinkers, makers, cooks, writers, talkers, artists, and everyone in between!

“In the morning – we’ll give you a reminder of all the ideas that are being considered, then you can choose a mission to do in two hours. Your mission could take you out into Bramley, asking questions, gathering information, taking a few photos, or checking out the price of a pint.

“It could find you on a computer finding out information. And it could find you sketching an amazing idea for how the Barley Mow should look. Kids and young people are welcome with an adult if they’d like to get involved.

“We need all of you, for a one-day hack-style event so that we can get one step closer to bringing back the Barley Mow.”

Following lunch, people will work in groups to figure out some of the finer details.

The Barley Mow is up for sale for £450,000.

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Meeting: Sophie Michelena of the Mow Supporters and Bramley History Society’s Roger Cliff. Photo: David Horner

Last month more than 100 people attended a community consultation event at the pub to discuss potential community activities there.

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