Lyvennet Community Pub

Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd, Registered with the Financial Services Authority, An Industrial and Provident Society - Register № 31175R

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The Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd and the Butchers Arms have been particularly successful in gaining recognition through various awards including to date:

1) Crosby Ravensworth Show – Environmental Award 2011

2) Countryside Alliance Award – North West Regional winner 2012 – Enterprise Category

Photo: From Left, David Graham (Chair LCP), Kitty Smith (Secretary LCP) and Bev Percy / Keith Taylor (Butchers Arms previous tenants) pictured on the House of Lords balcony

Extract from the Countryside Alliance Awards press briefing published on Friday, 27 January 2012.

The North West’s rural Champions of 2011 have been revealed in the Countryside Alliance Awards. The strong line up of local businesses will now head to the House of Lords in March to hear if they have scooped a national title.

Enterprise category

Winner - Lyvennet Community Pub, Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith, Cumbria, Simon says: “Still a very new venture – the Butchers Arms only opened its doors last summer but this community-pub has been saved by an extraordinary and tenacious group of villagers who recognized that when the pub closed in 2009 something had to be done to retain such a vital element of the fabric of village life. Believing that “Local ownership leads to support” this community owned and run enterprise has demonstrated this in spades, with share holders from as far afield as Australia. The pub is now thriving, has been sensitively developed, enjoying increased turnover and now local people, including hunts and nearby shoots, have a great place in to meet and enjoy their community.”

3) Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership Award – Joint winner Co-operative of the year award

4) Eden District Council – Local Heroes Business Award 2012

5) Co-operatives Awards 2012 – Finalist in the Small Co-operative, Big Achiever Award, for a small co-operative, with a turnover of up to £5 million that has made a big impact with an innovative project or projects.

Conferences, Workshops and Visits

Directors of the LCP have given numerous presentations on the Butchers Arms at conferences including:

We have also had numerous visits for Community Land Trusts, community groups, and the local Methodist diocese to mention a few. The Directors continue to support other community groups wherever possible providing advice, guidance, copies of our documents and most importantly our time.

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