Lo­cals bid to buy city pub

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

An of­fer of £265,000 for the Hand & Heart is due to be made in Septem­ber by cam­paign­ers want­ing to run it as a com­mu­nity pub.

Over 30 peo­ple turned up at the pu­bin High­bury Street, off Lin­coln Road, last week and pledged money to­wards buy­ing it off En­ter­prise Inns.

Money is be­ing raised through the sell­ing of shares (a min­i­mum of 10 per per­son) cost­ing £100 each. One per­son has even pledged to buy £10,000 worth.

Over 100 peo­ple have so far made a pledge to buy shares.

The vice chair­man of the Peter­bor­ough branch of CAMRA, Matthew Mace, is lead­ing the crowd­fund­ing push.

He said: “There are a lot of beer en­thu­si­asts look­ing to put mon­eyin. It helps that the Hand is na­tion­ally known as a very good pub for its in­te­rior and qual­ity.”

The cam­paign’s tag lines are “give us a grand for the Hand,” and “putting the Hand in the Heart of the com­mu­nity.” To get in touch with Matthew, call hi­mon07809629241 or email mattmace@hot­mail.com.

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