News SOLD OUT: Free places on Oxfordshire co-op pub study tour Please note that due to huge demand this event has now sold out. However, if you are still interested in learning more about saving your pub as a co-operative, places are still available for our networking event on Saturday 14 March at the Anglers Rest in Derbyshire.Free places are available to anyone interested in saving their local pub as a community-owned business to visit two thriving examples in Oxfordshire later this month.Two co-operative pubs will open their doors on the 26 February to give people the opportunity to learn from their experiences of saving their much-loved local from closure by purchasing and running it as a community enterprise. Networking and discussion sessions will then take place on Friday 27 February between 9:30am and 12pm.Organised by the Plunkett Foundation, the study tour will escort attendees from its base in Woodstock to two co-operative pubs to learn how both communities rallied to form a committee and save their local pub. The group will visit two co-operative pubs to learn about the co-operative ownership model in more depth, followed by dinner and the opportunity to network with others, including Julian Ross from the Old Crown, the first co-operative pub in England, and Plunkett Foundation advisers. Discussions and networking will continue the following day.Included in the study visit is: One night’s accommodation at The Bear in Woodstock; Travel between the two co-operative pubs and The Bear; Dinner at the Seven Stars co-operative pub in Marsh Baldon; Discussion sessions on Friday morning with refreshments. Places are extremely limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would value the opportunity to learn first-hand from those involved in the setting up and running of co-operative pubs please email [email protected] or call 01993 810730.