Peak District pub campaigners lead the way

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Campaigners who saved a Peak District pub by taking it over and running it as a community venture will be hosting a conference for other groups.

Sixty people from all over the UK will head to Bamford in Derbyshire to find out how residents successfully raised funds to buy the Anglers Rest – the last remaining pub in the village.

The aim is to help residents in other communities to do the same and takes place at the Bamford Institute.

It is being organised in conjunction with national rural community enterprise organisation the Plunkett Foundation.

There will be workshops about raising funds through community shares, tenancy agreements and recruiting staff, all designed to help communities buy and run their local.

Organiser Sally Soady said: “We are delighted to be working with Plunkett Foundation to bring this event to Bamford.

“The Anglers Rest is now at the heart of the Bamford community and we have plenty of experience to help make the process much easier for others.”

Donna Smith, from Plunkett Foundation, said: “We hope through this event, others will have the confidence to do the same.”