Current elected committee members are:
Jeannie McTavish – Chair
Mav Highsted – Vice Chair
Nick Allaway – Treasurer
Jacquie Hibbert – Secretary
Martin Laheen – Environment / Waste
Our AGM is held annually. Further details can be viewed here.
Annual Accounts below
From Pub to Community Hub
Following the AGM’s approval at the 2016 AGM to expand the rear of the building, a grant application was submitted to Power to Change for a capital grant towards the costs of an extension and a revenue grant for a part-time Community Engagement Coordinator to develop a Community Programme. The Committee also ran a fundraising campaign to encourage new Shareholders to invest in the scheme.
April 2017 – The AAA was successfully awarded £107,000 (£95,000 capital and £12,000 revenue) plus a further £4,500 for a Business Development Consultant to advise on how the AAA could harness greater community engagement.
May 2017 – The Management Committee began the tendering process for a building company to undertake the work. There were 3 bids. The contract was awarded to a local company D&G Builders in line of our key objective to invest in the local economy.
August 2017 – The demolition phase began at the end of the summer and fortunately one of the Management Committee, an experienced Project Manager, ensured each of the phases was completed on time. Several shareholders came on board to assist with interior décor and we are very grateful for their time and ideas. The build was completed in December 2017.
March 2020 – The pub was closed following the Covid-19 pandemic. During the closure, volunteers cooked and delivered over 1000 hot meals to residents in need.
July 2020 – The pub re-opened with the strictest of safety measures in place to re-assure the public.
As a Community Pub we are committed to being a friendly and welcoming place run by our community FOR our community.