This paper (link below) looks at possible options for retaining, & campaigning to retain, the Red Lion, should a potential owner who wants to retain it as a pub, not materialise. This discussion paper is offered to create discussion amongst those who are passionate about the need for Sidbury to continue to have its own pub in the heart of the village.
This discussion paper looks at what steps residents could take to keep the Red Lion as a pub. It also considers some alternative ownership models should a buyer, or a consortium of buyers, not come forward to seek to run the Red Lion as a viable pub business. Finally, the paper looks at steps that could be taken to campaign to retain the Red Lion as a pub - the first step being an open meeting (19 May) to try to establish a steering group to build a campaign.
This paper does not profess to identify all of the issues, or all of the options, or all of the steps for campaigning. It is designed to ignite debate amongst those who care about retaining the Red Lion in the heart of the village. Please read & if it interests you print it off & share it with your friends.
If it ignites your interest, then come to the open meeting - 19 May at 12.30pm in the skittle alley, Red Lion.
Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons
- Sidbury Community Enterprises' community share offer launched to buy the Red Lion
- Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons - Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP & The Reverend Susie Williams
- Campaign's company - Sidbury Community Enterprises - has made an offer to buy the Red Lion
- East Devon District Council has listed the Red Lion pub as an Asset of Community Value - a significant Campaign milestone