People in Stoke St Gregory have said they fear for the future of their community unless they do something about it.
Both pubs in the Somerset village are up for sale and the local shop closed at the end of 2019.
But residents are fighting back - buying shares in a project to take over one of the pubs and open a new shop.
The Heart of the Village project will allow people to buy shares in what will become a community-run pub with a shop inside it.
Time is running out for the villagers, with £200,000 needed before the end of March to unlock extra grant money. But fundraising is going well, with over £155,000 raised so far.
Volunteers are now in training for when the shop and pub open.
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