VILLAGERS in Boncath are holding a public meeting on November 15 to see if there is an appetite among the locals to purchase the village pub which has now been closed for more than a year.

Following the success of the purchase of Tafarn Sinc, the locals wish to consider if people would turn out to discuss the possibility of reopening the Boncath Inn as a community-owned venture.

One of the speakers at the meeting will be Pembrokeshire county councillor Cris Tomos of PLANED, who helped launch the share offer with the community of Rosebush where Tafarn Sinc is located.

Councillor Tomos said: "There are now many examples of communities purchasing their local pubs and using them as community assets to enable locals to meet up and consider additional social activities.

"It will be interesting to see how many people wish to get involved and then the next step would be a Pioneer Share Offer to see if funds can be raised before deciding on setting up a new community benefit society with shares.

"Hopefully, a dividend forecast of two per cent per annum could be realised similar to the budget forecast at Tafarn Sinc."

The meeting will be at Boncath community hall on Wednesday, November 15 at 7pm. Speakers will include Shan Williams from 4CG and members of the Tafarn Sinc committee.