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Community pubs and shops

A growing number of rural communities are taking on the running of local businesses such as shops and pubs where their survival is otherwise threatened.

The Plunkett Foundation website has helpful advice and resources relating to the setting up of community-owned pubs and shops in rural areas.

Devon case studies

Front of crediton community bookshop with window display with a christmas tree and various books on show

How a collection of local people can turn an idea in to reality. Read more >