Volunteer Team Award Winners

This week Caverswall Community Society Committee was delighted to receive the Support Staffordshire Volunteer Team of the Year Award 2021 for the Staffordshire Moorlands. This award was given in recognition of all the hard work and dedication of the committee alongside all our other volunteers in making our pub and hub the success it is today. It was a great honour to be given this recognition particularly in light of the incredible work also carried out by our fellow nominees. Congratulations to all volunteers working across the Moorlands. It’s humbling to receive this award and we look forward to continuing our work to pursue this incredible adventure and look forward to sharing this journey with you all.

Councillor Paul Roberts Chairman of Staffs Moolands District Council said he was delighted with the announcement and  on behalf of the Moolands he would just like to say how proud we are that all the hard work undertaken by this group of dedicated volunteers has been formally recognised.

Menu April 2021

Our ‘Gavel Coffee Bar and Brasserie’ will cater for all. Enjoy a coffee or a cup of tea along with a patisserie or a cake, a lite bite or a main course from our menus.
So why not come and visit us? It has a contemporary touch but still keeps its traditional feel. We know that you will appreciate our menu, our look and our community atmosphere… enjoy!

Message from the Management Team

Well, its now been 12 long weeks since we closed our doors. We know it’s a necessary evil, but it feels like an eternity and we’ve missed you all.
The good news is that the Prime Minister has announced that we will be able to welcome you back once again on 4th July.
We can’t wait to see you all again. It’s going to be a little different and there are going to be a few changes both inside and out but we can all meet again, albeit at a distance.
We are probably going to have to tweak our opening hours, our general layout, how we order food and drinks and a few other things but we hope the spirit of our community pub will be as strong as ever and not diminished by these unprecedented times. We will announce further details once the full guidelines are published and we fully understand what we need to do to keep us all safe.
No doubt we will make a few mistakes and the ‘new normal’ is going to take a bit of getting used to for us all, so please bear with us as we try our best to welcome you back whilst making sure that we are keeping everyone safe.
See you in a couple of weeks!

Auctioneers Arms – May 2020 update

We trust you are keeping well and coping okay during these difficult, unprecedented times?

Following the instruction from the Government to close our doors to the public on 20th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, our strategy to cut our revenue costs to a minimum appears to be paying off and, together with the government business support grant, our financial position isn’t too bad at this moment in time. Clearly we need to
monitor the situation on a daily basis and anticipate what our financial position may be in a further 3-6 months time should the pub remain closed. The Plunkett Foundation who are our professional advisors provide us with advice and support on a daily basis and we are constantly talking with other community owned pubs across the country
who find themselves in the same position as us.

Work is on-going behind the scenes to identify other funding streams  such as alternative income generation and we will be applying for a further £25K grant through the Plunkett Foundation.

Also, a number of our members continue to volunteer their time to vulnerable households of our local community who cannot leave their homes for essential items such as food, medication etc…

Finally,  a gentle reminder to those members who are yet to provide confirmation of their contact details so that we can ensure that our shareholder register is kept up to date and we can submit our returns to HMRC for tax relief. Can you please confirm the name of the shareholder, number of shares held, postal address, email address and phone number. Returns required by 10th May 2020.

We will endeavour to keep you all updated on the situation and we are confident that our Community Pub the Auctioneers Arms will open its doors and continue where we left off when the time is ready.

Stay safe and look after yourselves.

Regards

Ross Ward,
Caverswall Community Society.