The George Community Team will be running a bar at the Barn Dance event in the Village Hall on Saturday evening 4th June 2022 and on the George Field on Sunday 5th June 2022 from midday to 6pm. We have cask ale from Romney and Musket, both fabulous local beer makers, as well as Pimms, wine, cider and soft drinks. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Here is Thomas Abrahams doing his thing on the stage at the Village Hall 23rd April 2022.
The George Event pop up pub on the 23rd April 2022 was a huge success and enjoyed by all. Thomas Abrahams, our musician for the night, was amazing.
Damian Green, our local MP, continues to help us and give us advice. This is us at his Constituency Office in Bethersden on the 18th February 2022.
The George Community Quiz was a sell out on the 4th February 2022. Thank you all for coming.
Damian Green, our local MP, continues to provide us with his valuable support. The team met him outside on Friday 7th January 2022.
COVID scared most people off The George Community Beer & Carols event on Friday the 17th December 2021. Those who came had huge fun. the kids particularly enjoyed sliding across the Village Hall floor on bean bags.
The George Community in the media: In the run up to the launch of our share offer, our media campaign is gathering pace, with coverage appearing on TV (ITV Meridian and KMTV), in the press (Kentish Express and The Kent & Sussex Courier) and across social media, from Next Door and In Your Area to My Tenterden and Radio Ashford.
We need some money to get the Share Offer issued. Please give using the following website:
Great News: Share Match Grant approved in the budget
Pop Up Event no. 3
Thank you to everyone who turned up to our third event in the pub garden on Sunday 3rd October 2021. The weather was kind for the most part and fun was had by all. Look at our images page for more photos.
Save The George Sign
Alex and Robin installed our ‘Save The George Pub’ sign on Wednesday 29th September 2021.
Pop Up Event no. 2
Our second Pop Up event was held in the pub garden on Friday 27th August 2021. All three barrels of beer (Romney Marshmellow, Romney Best and Old Dairy Red Top) were finished as were several bottles of wine and other beverages. We are already planning our next event which we will let you know about soon.
Damian Green – our MP
Thank you so much to our local MP for supporting us with our applications for funding. Below is the email he sent to us:
To whom it may concern.
I am writing to express my strong support for the proposal by The George Community Ltd to purchase, refurbish and upgrade The George pub in Bethersden. The pub will be run for the benefit of the local community.
The George is close to my office in the constituency so I know well how important it is to the community. Sadly the pub closed in 2020 and the local community is keen to see it re-open, as can be seen from the level of financial support the proposal has already received. I very much hope this bid for support is successful.
The George Community Limited
The George Community Ltd is now a registered Community Benefit Society – registration number 8690.
Pop Up Event no. 1
Our first hugely successful pop up event was held on the 30th July 2021. Because of the success we organised another event in the pub garden on Friday 27th August 2021. We also served up a delicious barrel of Romney Marsh Mellow at the Bethersden Summer Party on Friday 13th August.
The Plunkett Fountain
On the 11th July 2021, with the help of the Plunkett Foundation, we applied to the FCA to form the Community Benefit Society called ’The George Community Limited’. This became a legal entity on the 2nd August 2021 and a bank account has been applied for.
The George Community Meeting
We had an open meeting in the Village Hall on Saturday 10th July 2021 which was well attended and also had very positive feedback.