BARCOMBE STORES - LATEST
Update 15th August
On 14th August the shop rescue fund stood at £377,00.
To raise such a sum in just a few months is an extraordinary achievement for a small village. It means that the company set up to handle investment and manage the building — Barcombe Village Shop Ltd — can now buy the shop premises and the flat above it. There is enough to pay Stamp Duty and legal fees yet retain a small reserve, some of which will be used to make good the few defects revealed by survey.
Conveyancing is well underway and, assuming a couple of loose ends can be tied off in time, the prospect for completion at the end of August is good. Once the transfer of ownership is complete, the shop premises and Post Office will be taken over by Rob Wallace and Clara Gonzales. A share certificate and loan note will be sent to each investor during September, then a full Shareholders Meeting will be called. Progress will continue to be reported via email and here on the Parish Council's website.
Our village’s great effort is set to benefit Barcombe parish and the wider area for years to come. On behalf of all involved, we thank the group of seven who instigated the rescue; those who subsequently contributed to its success, and particularly the 175 individuals and families whose generous input makes purchase possible.
Chairman, Barcombe Parish Council