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Share Offer Prospectus

This public share offer is available to you, your family and friends, local groups, organisations, local businesses and other community supporters to invest in a once-in a-generation chance to safeguard our pub at the heart of the community, the Waldegrave Arms East Harptree. This new document has an Addendum which now reflects the updated proposals for the Society including a change to the terms of the original prospectus. If you are considering buying shares it is important you read this document. 

Financial Projections

As part of the updated Share Offer and Addendum there are new financial projections including Cash flow, Balance Sheets and P&L. These supercede the historic projections included in the original share offer prospectus.

Business Plan

Our business plan outlines how East Harptree Community Benefit Society Limited could save the Waldegrave Arms pub from being closed. Our vision is for the Waldegrave Arms to be a vibrant food, drink, and social destination, where everyone is welcome. A local that helps village life thrive.


Shares application form

If you'd like to support the purchase of the Waldy please fill out a shares application form and transfer funds via a bank account transfer (with your initial and surname as the reference) to ‘East Harptree Community Benefit Society Limited’, Unity Trust Bank, sort code 60-83-01​ account number 2049 4162 or send a cheque to: Potts Cottage, High Street, East Harptree BS40 6AY. Paper application forms are available in the shop and if you need support filling one out, please send us an email to

EHCBS Model Rules

East Harptree Community Benefit Society is registered under the law as a society for the benefit of the community with the Financial Conduct Authority. Our key mission is to acquire the freehold of the Waldegrave Arms and to secure it as an asset and resource of the Society for the benefit of the community of East Harptree now and in the future. These Rules set out the way in which the Society is owned, organised and governed.

This plan outlines how the East Harptree Community Benefit Society will work with the community to achieve the vision for the Waldegrave Arms under community ownership

Community Engagement Plan

Asset of Community Value Application

The Asset of Community Value listing from BANES Council issued under Section Notice under Section 91 of the Localism Act 2011 on 3rd April 2023.

The results of our community survey presented to the public meeting in September 2023

Community Survey Results

Community Share Mark

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The Business Plan and Share Offer Prospectus have been awarded the Community Share Standard Mark. This is awarded by an independent assessor to share offers that meet the Community Shares Unit’s standards of good practice. This rigorous process means we can launch our share offer with confidence.

East Harptree Community Benefit Society is a member of the Plunkett Foundation who provides practical advice, support and training to help communities establish and run successful community businesses with long term survival rates.

Plunkett Foundation


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