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The Windmill Pub is under threat of closure and we are seeking your views as to how it can be saved. The Windmill is a community hub and the reason many people have moved here and remain here. Making sure that the community retains its pub, we (The Community Interest Working Group) feel, would greatly enhance that community spirit.

This questionnaire is the first step. We need to know your views on what might be provided and what would receive your support. Please be as honest and realistic as possible in your answers! Your response will be treated in confidence. It is entirely anonymous, unless you wish to add your name / address at the end (which will NOT be published in the final results).

The results of this survey will also be published via our Facebook page and hard copies will also be available in the pub.

This kind of venture has been successfully achieved in other communities all over the UK and most of these have been set up with the support of the charity Plunkett Foundation. Will our community be the next one? If you wish to speak directly to someone about this project, please contact us on savethewindy@gmail.com

Questions 9 and 10 relate to a pledge in principle. 
Whilst the Community Interest Group are in the very early stages of this project, we’re hoping to secure expert advice and some financial support from the Plunkett Foundation (www.plunkett.co.uk). The current aim is for enough funds to be raised for the community to buy The Windmill through grant funding, loans, donations and the community having the opportunity to buy shares.

Community shares will be backed by the value of the asset (the pub) and as finances permit may pay interest and be redeemable after a settling in period.

However, the group need an indication of potential shareholder investment to develop a detailed and costed community shares proposal and to understand whether there’s enough interest within the community to make this a financially viable project. If there’s little or no interest, sadly it’s likely that we won’t be able to continue with the project.

NO MONEY OR FINANCIAL COMMITMENT IS NECESSARY AT THIS STAGE

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* 1. How often do you currently visit The Windmill?

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* 2. If The Windmill was saved and owned by the community, how often would you or any member of your household use it?

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* 3. What additional services/ activities would you most like to see the pub offer?

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* 4. Are there any community services / activities you would like to see on offer at The Windmill? For example, coffee mornings, book clubs, support groups, pop-ups etc. When and how would you like these services to be part of the pub’s offering?

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* 5. When would you like to see food served?

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* 6. How important do you think it is to keep The Windmill open? 

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* 7. Please state how many people in each age range there are in your household:

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* 8. Would you or anyone in your household be interested in helping a community-owned pub project in any way by:

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* 9. In theory, once a detailed shares prospectus has been put together, what value of shares would you potentially be willing to invest in?

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* 10. Would you be willing to make a loan available or make a donation towards the purchase of the pub?

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