As campaigners for the Littlehempston to Totnes cycle and foot path, we think you might be interested in a campaign by Littlehempston villagers to buy their pub for the community. They have set up a co-operative to buy the Grade 2 listed building and are looking to raise £350,000 by way of a share issue to ensure its future for generations to come. It is hoped that support will come from both local people and those further afield, and who knows, it could be the first watering hole when we succeed with our cycle path!
The Tally Ho is on the route of the proposed cycle path that would link Totnes to several villages to the north but it will also make it easy and pleasant to travel a couple of miles out of Totnes on foot or cycle to a re-opened Tally Ho. So the team behind the campaign to buy and re-open the Tally Ho are also firmly behind the cycle path campaign as it can only help to make the Tally Ho an even more viable proposition.
The share offer launched on May 1st 2013. Central government is backing co-operative schemes like this and a big attraction is that under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), purchasers of shares should get 30% of their money back from the Inland Revenue. There will be a meeting in Littlehempston Church on Tues 11th June 2013 to explain the share issue to potential visitors and outline future plans for those who have already bought their shares. Do come along.
Much more information, including how to apply for shares in Littlehempston Community Pub Ltd., is available on www.tallyhoinn.co.uk or from Mike Thomas on 01803 865058.