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£38,500 Grant Awarded to NLCP Ltd.

GREAT NEWS!  We have been awarded a grant of £38,500 from Warwick DC.

Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for Finance Councillor Peter Whiting commented;

“I am very pleased that the Council is able to award funding to this project. I applaud the Norton Lindsey Community Pub Ltd for all the fundraising and engagement work it has already done in the local community and for coming up with a very sound business plan, which will not only mitigate the loss of the pub, but will replace it with a vibrant and enterprising focal point for everyone in the village.”

Our Glorious Garden Team!

The garden team have been hard at it over the last few weeks, tending to the borders and creating a magical scheme in the back garden for children to explore in the summer months. It’s been hard work in the elements and we fully appreciate the commitment from the team!

It’s looking so much better already!

More Volunteering Please!

Thank you so much to all you great painters, gardeners, wall demolishers and kitchen fitters who turned up this weekend!

We have another weekend of jobs for those who are available please. I will get baking again!

Julia Robbins would love some help in the garden over the weekend. She has wonderful plans for a children’s adventure garden which, after a digger on Friday, will be starting to take shape. There is also plenty of cutting back and weeding needed.

The flat is progressing well but could really do with a big push to get it painted out. Most of the preparation work is done now. Our new manager is hoping to move in early March so he can start getting everything organised.

So if you can help at all over the weekend, even an hour would be helpful, someone will be on site from 10am Saturday. If you have some time during the week please contact me and I can organise access for you.

Thank you!


Pub Manager

We have now completed our first and second round interviews for the Pub Manager, which we held at the end of January/beginning of February. We had industry support at both interview stages, firstly with Greg Mangham, Consultant and Chair of The British Institute of Innkeeping (London), along with Ashley Bent owner of The Bell in Tanworth-in-Arden.

We have now successfully identified a suitable candidate with many years’ experience within the industry and who has a real enthusiasm to be part of our community. We are now finalising all the necessary paperwork and once this has been completed, we will provide you all with more information about our new Pub Manager and his vision alongside the Committee for The New Inn – a really exciting step forward for The New Inn!

Pub Refurbishment

We had a great turn out of volunteers last weekend to strip out the pub. The design of the bar and trading area have now been presented to the Committee and the work required has now been costed.

The essential work/repair on both the roof and cellar ceiling will commence shortly.

The refurbishment of the flat is also underway and we are hoping to complete this next week with the help of the fantastic volunteers. So don’t forget we still need volunteers this Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm!

Thanks to everyone who made it out in the cold last weekend and thank you to the essential hardworking team of volunteers…you know who you are!!!


Management Committee Assistant

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Management Committee Assistant role.

We are thrilled to announce that Jenny Bendall has been appointed as our Management Committee Assistant. With her experience working alongside the Parish Council and many years’ experience with administrative roles, she provides all of the expertise to itemise all meeting minutes and keep the Committee working in a structured way.