Help Us Save The Green Dragon
potential community buy Out
Welcome to the dedicated “Save The Dragon” site. This site is dedicated to generating awareness and support to a potential community buy out of the Green Dragon in Combe St Nicholas.
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The Green Dragon pub has been a cornerstone for the local community and surrounding areas of Combe St Nicholas for over 400 years. On 12th September 2020, The Green Dragon closed its doors for good. Many residents said that closure of the pub would be incredibly damaging to the local community and so started a campaign called “Save the Dragon”.
Our aim is to secure the future of The Green Dragon for the benefit of people living in Combe St Nicholas, the wider community and those visiting the area, as a flourishing, friendly and welcoming village pub. The pub will be a free house that serves local beers and sensibly priced, freshly cooked, good food prepared using, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. It will be the heart of the village as a place for social gathering, cultural activities, somewhere to meet people and exchange information, and it will promote a cohesive and friendly community in the area. We would intend to run a programme of monthly and weekly evening events at the pub (e.g. quiz, music, specialist food nights, sports activities such as skittles and pool), day-time events for local residents (e.g. being open for breakfast for school-run parents and early morning dog walkers), and provide a lunchtime venue for visitors. Support groups would be welcome to use the available facilities. We intend to refurbish the toilets and re-landscape the outdoor space to provide a safe, family-friendly garden to be enjoyed by the community and its visitors.
Our Vision for the Pub
Our vision is that a thriving, community-owned Green Dragon would be ‘more than a pub’ and deliver charitable outcomes by enabling greater community cohesion, improving access to community services and help reduce social isolation in the village and surrounding areas.
Our plans for purchasing The Green Dragon will be via a combination of community funding, public and private grants and possibly raising a mortgage from an ethical lender. We are aiming to launch a ‘Share Offer’ to the community via a membership scheme once we have completed our due diligence.
Find out what is going on…
The Steering Group
Please note this page is still under construction. If you would like to join the Steering Group please contact us.
Here you will find meeting agenda’s, minutes from the meetings and other downloadable forms.
Would you like to help or see how we are moving forward?
Do you have questions or would like to read questions and answers from community members?
For more information and you would like to get in touch with us.