Pub share scheme enters its final day

The Fox and Goose share offer closes today
The Fox and Goose share offer closes today

Anyone wanting to buy shares in a Calder Valley pub should do so as quickly as possible, as the scheme is now in its final day.

The offer to own a stake in your own pub - the Fox and Goose at Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge - has drawn interest from the upper Calder Valley and much further afield and as the offer period ticks down shares are 80 per cent sold.

Fox and Goose (Hebden Bridge) Ltd is a community benefit society set up to buy the pub. In all £130,000 worth of shares are being issued which will allow the pub to be bought outright, refurbished and renovated.

The deadline ends today (July 29).

There are two ways you can apply for shares.

Option 1 is an online application - visit www.microgenius.org.uk and follow the instructions on the Fox and Goose project page. This creates a one-off direct debit, which will only be taken if the share offer is successful.

Option 2 is to pay by cheque - send a cheque with a paper application which can be obtained by emailing info@foxandgoose.org or pick one up from behind the bar.

Individuals or organisations can invest between £100 and £20,000. The co-op is run democratically. All investors become members of the co-op, with an equal say.