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Becoming the first village in the country with a community owned shop, post office, library, community centre and pub is attracting a bit of publicity.  We've captured any media appearances here.

Click on the image to get the full article / interview.

BBC North West Tonight - 22nd June 2021

A follow-up piece from the team at BBC North West, this time speaking about our successful campaign to bring the pub into community ownership.


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Daily Mirror - 19th June

A follow up feature after we successfully reached our funding target with the help of the Daily Mirror campaign.


BBC Radio Lancashire - 17th June

Dave back on the radio, this time speaking to Nishma Hindocha following our achievement in reaching the minimum target required to buy the pub. 


Fast Forward to about 15 minutes from the end.


Daily Mirror - 10th & 11th June

The Trawden Arms goes national!

Front page on the 10th with a two-page spread inside.  A further online article that evening updating readers on progress and a second feature over two pages on the 11th.


BBC Radio Lancashire - 12th June

A really positive interview with Dave speaking to Gary Hickson on BBC Radio Lancashire. 


Click the image above and the interview starts at about 3 hours 20 minutes into the programme.


Radio Lancashire - 5th May

Dave appeared on the Graham Liver breakfast show on Radio Lancashire.  You can listen to his interview by clicking the image.  He is on at 1:22:15 into the show. 


Burnley Express - 5th May

When residents of Trawden learned their last remaining village pub was up for sale and there was a danger it could be sold for housing, the community came together to set up a steering group with a vision of bringing the pub into community ownership.


BBC North West Tonight - 11th May

Members of the Steering group appeared in a news section on the evening edition of BBC North West Tonight

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Burnley Express - 21st May

Dave Webber, chairman of the steering group behind the bid to save the pub, said: “We have heard lots of people are waiting until they hear if we are going to achieve the target before buying their shares – we would encourage anyone holding out now to buy quickly, the offer closes on May 28th and after that it will be too late.

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Leader & Times - 5th May

If the people of Trawden and surrounding areas are successful in raising enough funds throughout May, and the purchase goes through, Trawden will be the only village in the UK with a community-run pub, shop, community centre and library.

And residents should be rightly proud of this achievement if they take the Trawden Arms into community ownership.


Lancashire Telegraph - 8th May

The last remaining pub in an East Lancashire village has been put up for sale.

The Trawden Arms was put on the market last year, with the possibility it could be sold and developed into housing.

Determined not to let their last remaining pub disappear though, residents of Trawden have now come together to set up a steering group with a vision of bringing the pub into community ownership.

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