What’s Brewing – online
For those who haven’t seen it, Jackie Parker (CAMRA Communications Director) has recently issued this statement:
We have been working on a new What’s Brewing news website, and I am pleased to announce its launch.
The website can be found at wb.camra.org.uk and is currently open to both members and non-members. It is also our intention, as we add to the site, to restrict the majority of content to members only.
The website will enhance the current digital alternative to What’s Brewing, which includes the PDF and “Flippable” version of the newspaper. With the launch of this improved news website, we will have the space and ability to feature more news from across the Campaign and the country.
We are confident this improved web service will encourage more members to opt out of receiving the printed copy of What’s Brewing, which in turn will save the Campaign money, which can be diverted to our Campaigning and other activities. If you would like to opt out of receiving a printed copy of What’s Brewing please contact Lauren Archell
Assets of Community Value (ACV)
Below is a list of successful nominations to Shropshire Council for pubs to be registered as Assets of Community Value with a potential for a Community Right to Bid.
An ACV is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development. Voluntary and community organisations can nominate an asset to be included on their local authority’s register of asset of community value.
The owner of an asset of community value must inform the local authority if they wish to sell the asset. If a group wants to buy the asset, they can trigger a moratorium for six months, to give them a chance to raise the money to purchase the asset. The owner does not have to sell to a community group. The asset of community value listing only improves the chances of community groups being able to purchase by providing more time to raise funds. It does not require the owner to sell at a discount.
(current total of 35, list as of 12/9/2017)
12/09/2017 The Dog & Pheasant, Severn Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury SY1
17/08/2017 The Inn at Grinshill, Main Street Grinshill, nr Shrewsbury SY4 3BW
31/07/2017 White Lion Public House, Church Lane, Ash Magna, Near
Whitchurch, SY13 4DR Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Aug 2017)
26/06/2017 The Greyhound, Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AJ
26/06/2017 The Red Barn, Longden Road Shrewsbury SY3 7HS
28/04/2017 The Heathgates, Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4DW
11/04/2017 The Anchor Inn, 7 Pepper Street, Whitchurch SY13 1BG Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (May 2017)
12/12/2016 The White Horse Inn, Castle Pulverbatch, nr Shrewsbury SY5 8DS Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Dec 2016)
11/07/2016 The Compasses Inn, 29 Hereford Road, Bayston Hill Shrewsbury
06/06/2016 The Belvidere Pub, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury
08/03/16 The Kangaroo Inn, Clun Road, Aston on Clun
27/01/16 The Lodge, Vicarage Road, Weston Rhyn See Press Report
05/01/16 The Crown & Sceptre Public House, Minsterley
15/12/15 The Elephant & Castle, Drayton Road, Shawbury
06/11/15 The Three Fishes, Hereford Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury
03/11/15 The Saddlers, Whitcecroft Road, Shrewsbury
27/10/15 The White Lion, Castle Street, Whittington
23/10/15 Ye Olde White Lion, Oakhurst Road, Oswestry
29/09/15 The Bell Inn, Church Street, Oswestry
29/07/15 The Royal Oak, Treflach
24/07/15 Inn on the Green, Bank Farm Road, Radbrook, Shrewsbury SY3 6DU
22/07/15 The Castle Tavern (now The Bailey Head), Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ
07/04/15 Horse and Jockey Public House, Northwood Wem Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Apr 2016)
31/03/15 Charles Darwin Public House, Sutton Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6HN
25/03/15 Cross Guns Inn, Pant, SY10 9QR
20/03/15 The Sun Inn, Welshampton, Ellesmere SY12 0PH
04/03/15 Halfway House Inn & Seven Stars Inn, Welshpool Road, Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9DG
03/12/14 Lea Cross Tavern, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury
07/11/14 The Cock Inn, Main Road, Hanwood, SY5 8LJ Community Right to Bid Moratorium Notice (Dec 2016)
25/07/14 Anchor Inn Gloucester Road, Harlescott Grange Shrewsbury SY1 3PR
03/07/14 The Fox Inn, Ryton, Dorrington nr Shrewsbury SY5 7LS
19/06/2014 The Cross Keys Inn, Kinnerley nr Oswestry, SY10 8DB 09/11/2015 remove from list – sold to developer during protected period
21/05/14 Hare and Hounds Public house, Withington, Shrewsbury SY4 4PY
05/03/14 The Golden Lion, Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2AA
25/02/14 The Red Lion, Myddle, Shropshire SY4 3RP
02/12/13 The Crown Inn, Newcastle, Craven Arms, Shropshire. SY7 8QL
05/11/2013 Penrhos Arms, Station Road, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DA 14/05/2014 Removal from list – Pub demolished
The Cross Keys at Kinnerley now has a Community Society who, having listed the pub as an Asset of Community Value with the local authority, have protected the pub from developers. They held an Open Day to display the plans for the refurbishment of the building in the Village Hall in Kinnerley on Thursday February 25th 2016.
Their Twitter feed can be accessed @cross_keys