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The Hive at de bees

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.

The Hive at de bees - What They Do

What they do

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

Financial performance

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.

First interest payment

April 2021

Expected return


Social performance

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.

  • Key social performance indicator

    1 community venue saved

    for the Winsford community

Governance and people

Who benefits

The Hive at de bees - Who Benefits

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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