Nudge 4 – The Clipper

We are local residents who have been making things happen on Union Street in Plymouth for over 10 years.

Local people asked us to do something about the empty run down buildings on the street. After a lot of hard work we have set up Nudge as Community Benefit Society, we have quit our day jobs and have bought The Clipper, a pub that was well known as a 24 hour destination and has been standing empty for several years.

We love sharing what we are doing but we had to keep this quiet for a while until we knew it was really going to happen. You can read about our journey to ownership here.

We will be renovating the building to create two homes to meet local need and a mini market area on the ground floor. We will do this working with our community and in a way that invests in our community every step of the way. There will be lots of opportunity to get involved and we are offering community shares to enable local people to play a real role in what we do – so watch this space and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We have had loads of amazing support from local investors, Plymouth City Council, the Rank Foundation, Bright Solicitors, Bailey Partnership, RIO, the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Plymouth College of Art, and our local community to get this far – thank you.

Local spaces, local spend, local skills and local love…the adventure begins.

The latest…

The Clipper Market Space opens Thursday – Saturday 12-6pm pop in and check it out.

Would you like to sell things in one of the spaces? Spaces start from £7.50 a day. Just get in touch with or pop in and see us.

Our community share offer is open! You have until 15 September to invest in this fantastic building and be part of changing Union Street.TheClipper

If you would like to buy a share you can do that here. Buying them on-line really helps us out reducing administration and helping match funders to see how well we are doing.

Before you buy shares please check out these important documents. Please do not invest more than you can afford.

Nudge Share offer document 2018

Clipper Business Plan June 2018 Final

Complete the Nudge share form to buy shares if you can’t buy them on-line or want to pay over 10 instalments.

Read some of our media coverage here:

February 2018 – Herald update on the Clipper

April 2018 – Nudge in The Guardian



3 thoughts on “Nudge 4 – The Clipper

  1. Nigel Cawse says:

    Great news hopefully this will have a knock on effect to sort out the malt house, the palace theatre and the building opposite Aldi which I think is called the theatre bar?


  2. Erica Tiller says:

    Popped into The Clipper for a cuppa yesterday, lovely welcoming atmosphere, freshly baked cakes / brownies on the bar and the baked potatoes for lunch looked yummy. Looking forward to it going from strength to strength.


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