Community-owned pubs create vibrant local communities, supporting employment, local businesses and economic prosperity.
New research shows there are at least 6,325 community-owned assets in England, including community-owned pubs, shops and centres. These pubs and other assets contribute at least £220m a year to the economy, including about £150m of spending in local communities.
The research was commissioned by the government and Power to Change, an independent charity that supports and develops community businesses in England.
Vidhya Alakeson, chief executive of Power to Change, said:
"When communities directly own land and buildings, they can start to meet the real needs of people in their areas".
As a community owned asset and free house we believe the Windmill pub can also meet the real needs of people in Hitchin and surrounding area.
Read more about how community owned assets contribute to the economy.
Find out more about how you could own part of the Windmill community pub.