Community pub takeover bid

People in the Cumbrian village of Blencowe say they are "very hopeful" about the future of their local pub.

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Blencowe community hope to buy local pub

People in the Cumbrian village of Blencowe are a small step closer to taking over their local pub.

They have launched a community share offer and are hoping to raise a quarter of a million pounds to buy the Crown Inn.

The pub dates back to the 18th century and is currently registered as a community asset.

It has been closed for 12 months but Greg Wilson, from the Blencowe Community, is confident they can drum up enough interest:

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Cumbrian community hope to buy local pub

People in the Cumbrian village of Blencow say they are "very hopeful" about the future of their local pub.

They need to raise £250,000 in shares so they can begin a community takeover of the Crown Inn, near Penrith.

The pub has been closed since last September but the people behind the buyout hope it could be reopened by Christmas Day.

Shares are now on sale starting at £250.

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