Campaign to save The Queen’s Head in Tebworth
A crowdfunding campaign is due to be launched in order to save a much loved Bedfordshire pub.
Locals are desperate to save the The Queen's Head in Tebworth, which is under imminent threat of closure after being placed on the market for sale.
A Community Interest Company has been created within the area, but despite raising £150,000 their initial offer for the pub has been rejected.
The group are now organising a crowdfunding campaign, which goes live on Wednesday 5th April, to help raise the additional funds required to purchase and renovate the pub.
A spokesperson for The Tebworth Community Pub Ltd said: "Our vision is to create a beautiful pub and garden that is the hub of our community and beyond; a free house serving quality ales, food and drink, a range of community services, and a sustainable community garden.
"We want to continue popular events such as Friday night music sessions and monthly folk night but we also have exciting plans for regular beer and cider festivals, outdoor food and music events, workshops and more."
Once live on Wednesday evening, supporters will be able to donate to the cause or buy community shares in exchange for rewards via www.crowdfunder.co.uk.
For more information on how to support the campaign, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/savethequeenshead or @savetheQH on Twitter.
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