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Siop Gymunedol / HAVARDS / Community Shop
Internal view of the shop
We are a community based group, working to purchase Havards store.
The project was presented to the community at a public meeting on 30th July 2021 held at Newport Memorial Hall. Adrian Varney was able to announce that £110k had been pledged to date with another £25k pledged on the evening. In the meeting, all those present agreed and officially voted that the community should try and save this historic hardware shop for the community.
You can view a short video of people arriving and signing in at the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVfDM0qSZik
Committee - Siop Havards
Following the public meeting a Committee was formed from volunteers with appropriate skills. The committee all feel passionately that Havards should stay open and continue to serve the community of Newport.
Havards in the 1950
The committee is working, with advice from Wales Cooperative Centre, to set up a Community Benefit Society with a board of Directors. We have adopted this approach, at this time to allow us to move forward with this project.
Once the project is up and running, and the shareholders have purchased their shares, then, in the future, the committee will be up to you, the shareholder. Your share gives you a vote on how the committee is run. At each AGM – annual general meeting or at a special meeting, you will be given the opportunity to vote on who you think should occupy the positions, i.e.. Chair, Vice chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Plus as share holders, you will have your say and your vote on how the committee is shaped and formed in the future. If you want to help by purchasing shares, and have your say, click PLEDGE
If you have any questions about the project please send an email to the committee by clicking here.
More details to come.
This page will be updated with more details about the composition of the group, including the committee members, as soon as possible.
Privacy: This website doesn't store any personal information. If you submit a pledge then that data is sent to us, but we commit never to reveal or divulge this information outside the project without your permission.