Call to Arms - Volunteers needed now !

Please let us know if you are able to help with any of the following - there will be people around to supervise on weekday evenings between 6 and 8 ( Not Tuesday ) and on weekends 9.30 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4.30

Painting the outside of the building
Scraping the downstairs pub floor in readiness for the flooring
Cleaning kitchen equipment ready for installation
Sanding and repainting the garden fencing
Tidying the back of the pub

If you could email us with your availability -

Upstairs Community Room

The community room has been skimmed, decorated and carpeted


The garden is being leveled ready for slabs along the front

Main Bar

Painting the ceiling

Main Bar Floor

Painstakingly making good the floor in the main bar area, ready for new flooring

Our fabulous admin officer Sue who is knocking both the committee and the front garden into shape

... leaving Chair Michelle nothing to do but clean the facilities in preparation for welcoming local volunteers

Our talented heavy lifting and painting crew working on the outdoor buildings

Making good upstairs in the Manager's flat

Heating News

Huge thanks to Andy Hart - an Advanced Chimney Sweep and Solid Fuels surveyor who has installed and commissioned the new log burner.

BBC Points West's Steve Knibbs visited the Sun on Wednesday 25th May to record some interviews with our committee and check on the latest progress being made.

If you missed it on Points West on Friday 27th May- here it is on YouTube

The DR Maintenance team queuing up for a pint! Not yet lads!

Picture taken 4 May showing the porch removed and ready to be re-built over the next couple of weeks

March 2022 - Clean Up

April 2022

Having taken ownership of our pub on Thursday March 3rd, we had an amazing response to our appeal for volunteers to clear out the pub. An army of volunteers turned up in fantastic spirits and the power of the community was demonstrated with the pub being totally cleared out in no time. Tree roots were pulled up, numerous skips filled and the area behind the pub has been transformed! Thanks to everyone who has contributed in some way, it truly is a brilliant start.

This hard work cleared the way for the arrival of the professionals. DR Maintenance have done an excellent job on the roof repairs, and thanks to their diligence and some very co-operative weather finished them in 2 weeks. The pub is now completely watertight, stripped back and ready for the interior work to commence.

Internal works are commencing next, with all the essential elements booked in and we’ll keep you updated on progress and when we think we will be looking to open.

To keep up to date with progress as we bring back the Rising Sun to the community of Woodcroft keep checking back here

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