Beeston Community Enterprises Ltd. was formed with a single purpose - to purchase the Ploughshare and run it for the benefit of the village.
The campaign began in earnest in March 2016, shortly after the Ploughshare had closed. A village meeting was called and th
By December 2017, we had finally raised over £150,000 via a successful share offer, fundraising events and grants. A further share option was later launched in April 2018, where we aimed to raise the additional funds required to purchase the pub.
By January 2019 the opportunity finally presented itself to purchase the pub and with just enough funds to do so, we brought back the pub from the brink of redevelopment.
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