Burley Gate

Burley Gate Co-operative Video:

https://youtu.be/mpCyrTU5v28

Burley Gate is a rural village in Herefordshire whose village shop and Post Office were sold as the owners retired, leaving this village without essential services. The community responded by raising the money through a Community Share Issue to purchase a portable building which was located on the Village Hall car park and provides a much needed village shop and Post Office once again.

Community First worked with The Hive, Plunkett Foundation and Big Society Capital to help them carry out one of the first Community Share Issues with Social Investment Tax Relief for investors.