Please help us to save the North Star
The freehold of the North Star is for sale and the ‘Save the Star’ Community Group has been formed in order to bring the pub into community ownership to prevent it from being re-developed into private accommodation or demolished. We feel that the North Star, a traditional, friendly pub full of character and charm, provides a vital service; so much more than just somewhere to drink, it is a meeting place, a communication centre and an important lynchpin of community life.
Our aim is to preserve this pub so as to further the social, economic and environmental well-being of the local community. Saving the North Star may well become even more important since the future of two other local pubs – The Crown and The Crooked Billet – is currently uncertain.
Let us know your views
The Community Survey 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. It is anonymous, unless you wish to add your name at the end.
To see the results of the survey, please call in at the pub or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help?
We would also like to hear from you if you feel you could help in any way with our campaign or, looking further ahead, the running of the pub.
Any help is welcome, from fundraising ideas to making a donation or being involved in the day-to-day practical operation. There are many ways, big and small, in which you can support us:
Many others have succeeded – so can we!
This kind of venture has been successful in other areas. There are currently over 70 co-operative pubs in England, Scotland and Wales, many of which have been set up with the support of the charity Plunkett Foundation. An especially relevant local example is the Craufurd Arms in Furze Platt, which is now once again a thriving, vibrant community pub. If they can do it, so can we!