POopening

Thank You

At stages along the way we have been assisted by kind donations of time, effort and money by various individuals, those who helped during the purchase and those who have supported the project since, either as staff, customers or as volunteers.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people below without whose help purchasing the Anglers would have been impossible.

Firstly, the 328 people, 5 organisations and 3 businesses who bought shares to make the purchase possible, including a number of local organisations: Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council, The Parochial Church Council of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist Bamford, Bamford Primary School PTFA, Bamford Community Arts and Crafts.

Secondly, the founder members, Rebecca McIntyre, Philip Taylor and Tess Lomas, who started us on the journey,  the steering group and numerous individuals who worked tirelessly to undertake the myriad of tasks needed to make the project a reality.

Thirdly those people whose support was crucial when everything seemed lost, especially:

Andrew Bingham – our MP, without whose help this whole project would have collapsed.
Brandon Lewis MP – Under Secretary of State with responsibility for community pubs.
Jocelyn Street – our County Councillor
Tony Favell and John Walton – our Borough councillors
Lorna Branton for support and advice with publicity and producing some cracking press releases.
All the media who supported us, including Look North, the Sheffield Star and Telegraph, The Guardian and especially Colston Crawford from the Derby Telegraph and Gurit Degun from the Morning Advertiser.
CAMRA
Dale Ingram from Conservation Works UK Ltd
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
Peak District National Park Authority 

And last, but not least, the support from those individuals and organisations who provided specialist advice and support.

Dave Hollings from Co-Operatives Mutual Solutions assisted us with forming the legal entity of the Community Benefit Society and gave advice on the share offer document.
ProHelp helped by finding us pro-bono assistance for surveying the Anglers Rest and an offer of conveyancing solicitor.
Mark Keeling and Adele Merifield of DLA Piper for their professionalism, support and advice and for pulling out all the stops to get us to exchange of contracts in record time!
Tracey Critchlow for funding towards the feasibility study through the Community Leadership Scheme
Barlow Associates for undertaking the survey.
Paul Holden of Peak Architects for assisting with developing the business model, especially regards the building and renovation section.
Chris Mason for providing quotes for required works on the Anglers.
Steve Wood for allowing us to use his photo for the logo.
Alastair Firth for providing us with an initial rough valuation on the Anglers Rest.
Networks for providing us with a pledge-o-meter.
Napoleons Casino for the donation of prizes for the Casino night fundraiser on the 27th April.
Ruby Steel and Robin Beatty for the design work on the share offer document.
Trevor Jones, former landlord of The Anglers, for help with the business plan, in particular the income and expenditure figures.
Andy Illingworth for donating time and skills in developing and designing our original logos and flyers.
Television Film Services Sheffield for the provision of audio visual equipment.
Mail Boxes Etc. Sheffield for printing numerous flyers, the Share Certificates, posters, etc.
The team from the Post Office for all their help and advice with the application, in particular Amanda Pedley and Sarah Yates.
The Plunkett Foundation for a small grant towards start-up costs through the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Pub is the Hub for a small grant towards developing the café in the pub.