November update

Dear pending and prospective members of the Boot.

A short note, first to say thank you to all those (over 150) who came to our public meeting last Tuesday. It was great to see this level of support for our campaign. Hopefully we answered all the questions raised but if anyone has any further queries, please just contact us.

One clarification - although we are a Community Benefit Society we do not qualify as a charity and therefore cannot benefit from the Gift Aid tax relief. We can however accept any gifts that anyone may like to make. Sorry for the slight confusion / misunderstanding on the night.

If anyone would like a copy of the prospectus or membership / share application forms they are on the Community Boot Inn website ( or in hard copy format from any committee member or with Andrew in the Post Office.

I can now also give an update on the initial £70,000, that I reported on the night, to say that we have now just passed the halfway mark of £150,000 towards our target of £300,000. Again many many thanks for all those that have applied for membership.

I would like to also reiterate our cry for help from you to spread the news to anyone, both near or far, who could possibly be interested in becoming members / buy shares. We still have a way to go to our target and the beginning of December is very close when we have to confirm intended purchase with the liquidators. This is our only chance of saving the Boot and your help could be key.

Best Regards


Chair. The Community Boot Inn (Orleton) Ltd