Buy our Legion

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Buy our Legion

Buy our Legion

Long  Ashton By Long Ashton

We want to buy the British Legion building to become a community hub with café/bar, venue space and other facilities the village wants. Pledge today and if we aren’t successful no money will be taken.

Long Ashton Fundraising stage

35
backers
£13,450
pledged of £664,718
10
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £664,718 by 31 May 2017

A number of villagers have come together with the support of the Parish Council, to form the nucleus of a group to save the building for the whole village. We have formed a community company and we aim to create a sustainable long term business plan to enable the community to make a successful bid to purchase and modernise the building for all the community as a place for social, business and entertainment for all. This is an asset for the community but we need you to get behind the bid and support us with this proposal. Please donate and help us keep the building - if every family in Long Ashton donates £200 we will reach our target. Some will give more so please donate as much as you can, every little helps. However please note that this property will be sold on the open market and there is a possibility of another buyer being successful. If this happens, and we are not able to buy the property, no money will be taken from any of our backers. So please pledge today.

What we'll deliver:

  • Modernise and maintain the facility for the community
  • Café/bar open long hours
  • Space to hire for events, classes and meetings
  • Workshop/retail/office space

Why it's a great idea:

This provides for the community and ensures an update to what the village has to offer. As the community will own it through a community interest company it can keep developing with the community needs. We can keep supporting the veterans who used to have the building, provide for families and look to support the youth in the future. This can become a hub to maintain our vibrant community. If you want your say message us at buylalegion@gmail.com.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase the facility
  • Develop rooms to community need
  • Incremental improvements for community use

We have already formed the community company, got a leaflet to every home in the village, heard what you want to use the building for and have got everything in place to run it for the future.

Location Long Ashton

Long Ashton has £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Here in the centre of the village is the facility which is going to be sold and we wish to retain for the community.

Council

North Somerset Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £664,718

Purchase the legion - £600,000 (90%)
Other - £64,718 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

90%
Purchase the legion
£600,000
10%
Other
£64,718
  • Spacehive fees
    £30,000
  • Transaction Fees
    £28,718
  • VAT
    £6,000

Total £664,718

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