Pub offer is down to last £11,000 worth of shares

Nearly there...regulars at the Fox and Goose, for which a last share offer push is under way
Nearly there...regulars at the Fox and Goose, for which a last share offer push is under way

It’s “time gentlemen (and women) please” as The Fox and Goose co-operative pub campaign enters its last weekend – with only a limited number of shares available before the offer closes at midnight on Monday.

Around 235 people have applied for shares worth more than £119,000 taking the total to 92 per cent of the £130,000 target.

The offer was extended for two weeks to give more people chance to invest in the popular community project – and even more supporters rallied round to help save the historic pub in Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge.

Calder ward councillor Dave Young, chair of the Fox Friends Steering Group, said: “The response has been incredible – the momentum has continued to build over the extra time – and we are confident we are going to hit the target by close of play on Monday.

“I’d just like to remind all our loyal supporters that the offer could still close earlier if the £130,000 target is reached before the deadline – and that’s now a very real possibility.

“So if you are keen to be involved, please don’t risk hanging on until the last minute. This really is the final call – the applications are still rolling in - and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed.”

Supporters can buy shares from £100 to the legal maximum of £20,000.

More than half of the investors so far are from Hebden Bridge itself, with others coming from across Calderdale and the rest of Yorkshire – but there are also funders from as far afield as London, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Stratford and Burton upon Trent.

Supporters can read the share offer documents and make their investment by visiting www.foxandgoose.org

To pay by cheque there is a downloadable application form on the site or on the share offer site www.microgenius.org.uk.

Anyone with no internet access can speak to a steering group member – by leaving a message at the bar- and help will be available.