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Wimborne | Community Support & Development


Raised in 2024




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By vesting ownership in the Drovers Inn as a Community Benefit Society, the future of the pub is guaranteed for generations to come. The shareholders own the now refurbished pub, and the democratically elected management committee, have retained a professional tenant to manage the daily business, ensuring their village pub remains the heart of the community. Phase two planning & fund raising is now underway with the goal to provide easy access toilets and install a defibrillator outside the pub

Why the community needs us

The pub is the hub of our rural community, sustaining social cohesion and preventing rural isolation in a village with no other public amenity and limited public transport which is scheduled to be withdrawn. It provides a focal point for friends, neighbours and family to meet and enjoy refreshment, a centre for entertainment, team games, quiz nights etc, and potential for other village facilities and celebrations. It will be a destination for tourists and visitors to the Cranborne Chase AONB.

Our impact on the community

We successfully purchased the pub as a community asset and have fully refurbished it to serve the locals and be a destination for the wider community and tourists. The Drovers Inn is quintessentially a traditional country pub, part thatched with huge inglenook, and will offer a warm welcome & hospitality with home cooked food and quality service. Planning for phase two is underway which is seeking approval and funding for easy access toilet facilities. A defibrillator will be accessible to all.

What your gift could provide


could contribute towards the cost of a defibrillator which could save lives


could contribute towards remodelling costs of the toilet facilities


is about 5% of the cost of the new easy access sanitary ware

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