The Hive's work supports the development of de bees - a community cultural venue for Winsford and The Weaver Valley. The venue will house facilities including a coffee bar, and a street food shack, professional stages, recording and rehearsing rooms, a project office and meeting spaces for student work experience as well as a courtyard with outdoor bar.
Registered Society founded 2019
The Hive's vision is to create a cultural focal point for Winsford which will act as a catalyst to re-ignite the economy and sense of community. Besides from hosting cultural events daily, from gigs and concerts to cinema, theatre, poetry, dance and exhibitions, the venue will be open 7 days a week as a vibrant social meeting place with a cafe bar and street food offering. Read more
To raise money to purchase the venue, The Hive will sell shares, with shareholders becoming members of the Co-operative. They aim to provide members with a return on investment of 3% a year. 5% of capital is also available for repayment each year from year four. The minimum shareholding is £20 for Winsford residents and the maximum is £100,000.
The vision for The Hive is to develop a community venue for Winsford together with a programme of events that will be a central focal point for cultural life and act as a catalyst to re-ignite the economy and sense of community in Winsford.
Community ownership of the venue will encourage greater community participation in the staging and support of promoted activity so that the project can be a real catalyst for community engagement, the building of a positive cultural identity for the town and have a regenerative effect.
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